Tiffen was honored with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award of Commendation for their IRND filters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California.
“I grew up in film and I’ve always used Tiffen Filters. So it was a natural progression to use Tiffen in the digital world.”
Ed Lachman, ASC
2016 Academy Award Nominee
“I went to Tiffen and they designed water white filtration. It is the cleanest possible filter for the HD spectrum.”
Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of Photography
‘Act of Valor’
Add contrast and move unwanted glare
Allow user to open up the aperture, or slow shutter speed in bright light conditions
Balance the light intensity between two areas of the scene
Creates a more dramatic sunset by adding purple and pink hues into the scene
Creates star patterns on highlighted light sources
Helps reduce unwanted blemishes and wrinkles
Tiffen Filters are manufactured using ColorCore® technology, a closely guarded proprietary process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision metal rings. The ColorCore process allows us to control the color and density of Tiffen Filters, and the characteristics of special effects filters with much greater accuracy than typical dyed-in-the-mass filters, which usually exhibit color and density .
When Tiffen Filters are ground and polished, the ColorCore is unaffected, so color and density remain uniform. Indeed, when you hold a group of Tiffen Filters of the same type against a white sheet of paper, they all look identical — because they are! Try this with our competitor’s filters and you’re likely to see slight variations.
Maybe that’s why most top Hollywood motion picture studios rely on Tiffen Filters for their multimillion-dollar productions, or why we can custom-make an exact replacement for them if one breaks on the job. That’s consistency, and excellence – two pretty good reasons why, when it comes to filters, you should rely on Tiffen too.