The Academy honored 21 scientific and technical achievements in total at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Steven Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik of The Tiffen Company were honored with the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Commendation during the Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 7. Portions of the evening’s event will be included in the Oscars telecast on Sunday, February 22. Steve Tiffen, Jeff Cohen, and Michael Fecik were recognized for their efforts in developing dye-based filters that reduce infrared contamination when neutral density filters are used with digital cameras.
“The Tiffen Company identified the problem and rapidly engineered a series of absorptive filters that ameliorated infrared artifacts with lenses of all focal lengths,” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences cited in its official press release. “These widely adopted filters allow cinematographers to work as they have done with film-based technology.”
The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards acknowledge industry experts whose discoveries and innovations have contributed in significant and lasting ways to motion pictures. Tiffen pioneers Steve Tiffen, Jeff Cohen and Michael Fecik are the only recipients of this year’s Academy Award® of Commendation.
The following filter combinations are some of Tiffen’s most noted products. These combinations reduce multiple surfaces and potential reflection from stacked filters. The combination provides cinematographers with sensitive controlled filtration in exterior environments. Once again, Tiffen’s award-winning ColorCore® technology provides filmmakers with the necessary tools to create the world’s greatest images.IRND COMBO FILTERS
-Available in ND 0.6, 0.9, and 1.2 each combined with GG ½ or GG1 in sizes 4 x 4, 4 x 5.65 and 6.6 x 6.6.
• IRND BLACK PRO-MIST® FILTERS
-Available in ND 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 & 1.2 each combined with Black Pro-Mist® 1⁄8, ¼ or ½ in sizes 4 x 4, 4 x 5.65 and
6.6 x 6.6.
• IRND DIGITAL DIFFUSION/FX® FILTERS
-Available in ND 0.3, 0.6, 0.9, and 1.2 each combined with DDFX ½, 1, 2, or 3 in sizes 4 x 4, 4 x 5.65 and 6.6 x 6.6.
• IRND POLARIZER FILTERS
-Available in 4 x 5.650, 6.6 x 6.6 and 138mm sizes
• IRND SFX® FILTERS
-Available in ND densities 0.3, 0.6, and 0.9, each combined with Polarizer and GG 1/2, 1, or 2 in sizes 4 x 5.650, 6.6 x 6.6 and 138mm.
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