It’s Oscar time for the Tiffen Company.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik for their efforts in developing dye-based filters that reduce infrared contamination when neutral density filters are used with digital cameras.
The Academy says Tiffen “identified the problem and rapidly engineered a series of absorptive filters that ameliorated infrared artifacts with lenses of all focal lengths,” and bestowed the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation. “These widely adopted filters allow cinematographers to work as they have done with film-based technology,” the Academy adds.
“We stand committed to continuing to support this industry that we love,” Steve Tiffen said, “and we find it so wonderfully pleasing that in this world of digital technology, Tiffen optical filters are recognized as a staple for professional imagemakers across the globe.”