July 2015 Look Through the Glass with Ira Tiffen


Come join us for an event with Ira Tiffen on Tuesday, July 28th from 10am-3pm.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 28th, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Talamas Sales and Rentals
COST: This is a free event.
Registration Closed

Images tell stories. Learn to tell your stories more effectively with filters at our event with Ira Tiffen! Camera filters manipulate light to enhance mood, create atmosphere, focus attention, and render the mundane magical. And that’s just a start. Ira explains the workings of camera filters that help you to solve problems, produce more powerful images, and tell more compelling stories.

With numerous still and video examples the seminar will cover essential filter technology—how filters are constructed; how they manipulate light; how to use them to best advantage. The talks will highlight how focal length, sensor size, dynamic range and other elements contribute to the final result. We will learn about hot filter trends in the industry, the process of making a filter, and why using filters over post tools renders a different result. Ira will also discuss why it’s important to use full spectrum IRNDs and HD filters in conjunction with certain camera setups. There will be a hands-on demonstration and time for questions and answers.

The event will be held at Talamas’ new 1,400-square-foot meeting space at our Newton, MA facility. A light lunch will be provided.

About Ira Tiffen

Ira Tiffen

Ira Tiffen is Vice-President of the Motion Picture and Television Filter Division of Schneider Optics, Inc.

In 2004, he left the Tiffen Company after more than thirty years of filter innovation. His work there has earned him industry recognition in the form of a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as a Prime-Time Emmy Award, from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

An inventor, he holds several patents on photographic accessories. He is the author of the Camera Filter section of the American Cinematographer Manual, the reference ‘bible’ for Directors of Photography worldwide. He has been an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1992; and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) in 2002.