Filters & Story: Interview with Ira Tiffen

Taught By:

Lauren Haroutunian


Ira Tiffen (VP of Motion Picture/Television Filters at Schneider Optics) goes over the importance of filters, his favorite uses of filters in film (spoiler: IT'S TOP GUN!) and gives us his list of 5 must-have filters to look into as you're getting started.

Lesson Plan

Ira Tiffen has been developing and creating filters and specialized optics for film for over 40 years. Not only is he a passionate, creative collaborator with film professionals, but he has been a strong advocate for the use of filters to give your images and story that extra special bit of magic.

Can you tell that Lauren was fangirling? She was fangirling.

Thanks so much to Schneider Optics and Ira for visiting RJFS and lending their time and expertise. If you want to check out some of the filters mentioned, you can visit their site here.

Wanna learn more? A filter demo video is on the way! But for now, ask us your burning questions in the forum!