Tag Archives: Tiffen

Tiffen Rear Filters for Signature Primes

Multi camera DPs said they want the ability to change filters quickly. On these pages, the DP may want the ability to bake in a look with filters to which you commit. When the director on a big budget feature asks whether you can have more halation around the highlight, you could insist (in vain), “But sir, this is the look we agreed upon during prep and scouting.” read more…

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Yo, Adrian, where’s my Steadicam Volt?

Now some of the skills of Steadicam can be democratized with Tiffen’s new Kickstarter campaign for the Steadicam Volt. It’s also a great tool for scouting and pre-viz. Volt is not your traditional flashlight-shaped brushless gimbal. It is stabilized on 3 axes, but the big difference is in the pan. Most brushless gimbals are designed to keep the camera pointing in the same direction. That’s frustrating if you want to gracefully move to follow an actor or circle behind the guy on top of the museum steps. read more…

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Tiffen’s Steadicam LA 2016 Workshop

The Queen Mary Workshop, Long Beach, California, April 2016  by Chris Fawcett, inventor of the Steadicam Fawcett Exovest photos: Nadiya Rodkina Steadicam remains one of the strongest storytelling tools for cinematographers. There is no other way to move the camera that so closely replicates the human experience of vision. Its agility and ability to react instantly and move rapidly in… read more…

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Steadicam M-1, Steadicam 40th Anniversary, Cartoni 80th Anniversary

Tiffen introduced the new Steadicam M-1. Its modular, ultra-rigid design and innovative features make it the most hotly anticipated “big rig” in decades. AT NAB, Steadicam celebrated their 40th Anniversary and Cartoni celebrated their 80th Anniversary. read more…

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Optical and Digital Filters

Optical and Digital Filters for Cinematography About 60 people attended the New York Section’s April SMPTE meeting at MPE’s Penthouse 45 Suite.  Presentations were given by Ira Tiffen of Schneider Optics on glass filters, by Jena Rappolt-Noyes of The Tiffen Company on  DFXV4 digital filter software, and by Carey Duffy of The Tiffen Company on glass filters. Ira Tiffen and Carey Duffy spoke… read more…

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40th Anniversary of Steadicam

A party for the 40th anniversary of the Steadicam was held a NAB 2015 in the Tiffen Booth with Garret Brown honored for his Oscar-winning invention.


Sci-Tech Awards Announced

Congratulations to Leica and Tiffen. They will receive a Sci-Tech Awards from the Motion Picture Academy (aka Scientific and Technical Oscars) on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Here is the official AMPAS announcement: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. read more…

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Lowel GL-1 LED

Picture this: a Makita/Dewalt cordless drill. Cut the top drill section off. Glue a dedolight-like focusing LED on top. You get the rough idea of the new Lowel GL-1 light. It’s kind of a new take on the old sun-gun, which was a hot halogen handheld light tethered to a battery-belt. Film historians will remember the sun-gun and its “Statue… read more…

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Next Gen Domke Bags

Patty Nast Canton has been revitalizing the Domke brand and product at Tiffen since February of this year. The stylish and useful results were unveiled at PhotoPlus Expo in NY yesterday. Patty’s roots are in the men’s fashion industry. She outfitted Charlie Sheen and Tony Soprano. The new Domke bags come in a choice of fabrics: classic canvas, cordura, ballistic… read more…

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BIRTV 2012 Beijing

BIRTV, Beijing’s International Television & Film equipment exhibition was held this year from August 22 – 25. Attendance was up 5%. The Chinese market seems to be showing  interest and acceptance of high caliber products. Around 500 manufacturers exhibited, directly or through their local representatives: Arri, Sony, Tiffen, Grass Valley, Cooke, Fujifilm, Angénieux, Canon, P+S Technik, Cartoni, Shape, Transvideo, Miller,… read more…

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Charlie Davidson at Tiffen

Charlie Davidson has been appointed Vice President at Tiffen for Strategy and Market Development. He will be responsible for all of Tiffen’s product lines. “As Tiffen expands its consumer and professional product, it is important that we align our management team to support our growth. Charlie possesses the key combination of technical expertise and a successful track record of business leadership… read more…


New Tiffen Dfx 3.0

Tiffen has released the new version 3.0 Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite–a video and still image editing effects software package that is much more than a digital version of a truck full of their famous glass filters. Tiffen Dfx 3.0 Software premiered at IBC 2011. The Dfx digital filter suite has been popular with cinematographers, photographers, and VFX artists to pre-viz, play… read more…


Cine Gear Expo 2011

With a week to digest Cine Gear Expo, along with the delicious In-N-Out burgers, it’s as risky to analyze the trends we saw on Paramount’s New York Streets as it is to augur the whims of Wall Street. Nevertheless, here goes. But first we need to talk about art and politics. Equipment is getting cheaper, labor is getting more expensive,… read more…

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Hilary Araujo 1945-2011

I can’t believe we lost another great colleague. Hilary Araujo passed away on April 14, 2011 after a short illness. Hilary was Vice President at The Tiffen Company . He was a wonderful teacher. Whenever I was out of town, Hilary would often take over my class at Columbia’s University’s Graduate Film Program. The students adored him. Hilary Araujo’s first… read more…



  Ulik Kahlert, the inventor of the Segway handsfree-steering system, and Steadicam operator and instructor, Chris Fawcett, showed their totally redesigned, 3rd generation camera stabilization Segway System around the Tiffen Booth at NAB. The new model sports wheel covers, improved ergonomics and safety features. The Steadiseg modification replaces conventional Segway handlebars with a control-stick module between the knees, freeing the rider’s… read more…

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FDTimes NAB Edition Contents

FDTimes April 2011 double issue 41-42 hits the halls of NAB on opening day: at 9 am on Monday April 11, 2011. Pick up your complimentary copy of Film and Digital Times from the publication bins in the Central Hall Main Lobby and South Hall Upper Lobby, at our booth C9550, and at the booths of our sponsors, including Sony, Fujinon,… read more…

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December Issue now online for Subscribers

Our 96 page December Issue 36-38 of Film and Digital Times is now online. Subscribers: click on the MEMBERS tab, above. The print edition has gone to press. It will be in the mail soon. Our cover says “Converging Worlds.” Although convergence and 3D certainly has everyone’s attention, this is the historic year of convergence and collision between consumer and professional… read more…

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FDTimes New Issue 32+33 Now Online

Film and Digital Times Mid-Year Cine Gear 2010 Edition (issue 32+33) is now online for subscribers. We will be all over Cine Gear. Visit us at Booth # 126 for a complimentary paper copy. See you there: June 4-5.www.cinegearexpo.com

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Ross Lowell Opens “Time Trails” Photo Exhibit

Ross Lowell, founder of Lowel-Light, cinematographer, author, photographer, mentor, Renaissance man…will open his “TIME TRAILS” photo exhibition at the Pound Ridge Library on Saturday, May 15, 2010 with an artist’s reception from 3-5 p.m. You can be sure his images will be both beautiful and well-lit. He describes them as “fanciful reconstructions, built from borrowed elements of bent reality.” I’m also confident the… read more…

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Canon 7D

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