The Timing Filter In Action
THE ---BLUE STREAK--- FILTER
is a special-effect filter designed to help camera professionals create the effect of an anamorphic flare. It is a kin to the clear streak filter which is historically known as a two-point star effect. Because of its radiant cobalt color, the Blue streak has become one of the most popular special-effect filters in today's image-making market.
Its end result is influenced by the size, scope, and intensity of the light source.
But many camera professionals have discovered interesting techniques that enable
the Blue Streak to tastefully spice-up a scene.
The Blue streak generally comes in 3 strengths:
1mm (Robust), 2mm (Conservative), 3mm (Mild).
For 6.6x6.6 Matte Boxes
A Special 138mm Mount
Internal Filter-Wheel Filters
Timing Filter with
The Filter Gallery is a privately owned corporation that specializes in professional camera filters, matte boxes, and image controlling devices.
We have been serving the motion picture, television, and still photography communities since 2001. We are a sales, rental, and service-driven company, but we are better known for our technical support, our unique range of hard-to-find filters, and the introduction of the Blue Streak Filter , as wells our Vari-COLOR polarizers.
Rob McLachlan CSC, ASC
First DP to use the Blue Streak
Vari-color polarizers enable the camera professional to uniquely change the color of a glare or a reflection, even in low-light conditions. Vari-color polarizers can be combined with conventional polarizers to dramatize a scene to breath-taking proportions.
Image courtesy of Francis Kenny, ASC
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Larger sizes include the152mm (standard) and 162mm (Extra wide)
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120mm Gear-driven Frames
120mm Gear-Driven Blue Streak
A multi-facet filter, designed to enhance and control motion, as well as deliver accurate IR/ND in all densities. . . . A one-a-kind filter for action scenes.
The Gear-Driven Pola frame for the
Red Matte Box includes a female track.
The Filter Gallery offers Streak filters in four conventional matte-box sizes and
four gear-driven sizes. The gear-driven frames enable the streak effect to be rotated quickly and conveniently at the touch of a finger.
The sizes include: 4x4, 4x5.650, 5.65x5.65, and 6.6x6.6
as well as 110mm, 120mm, 138mm, and 162mm.
The Blue Streak filter adds a creative flare
at the Playboy Night Club in Chicago, ILL.
4x5.650 Blue Streak
Photographed with a Red/Blue Polarizer
Combination Colors include:
Lime/Blue • Red/Blue • Yellow/Blue
For 4x5.650 Matte Boxes
Please keep in mind that Tiffen internal filters are made to order and take 7-14 days, pending their workload. They are Not Available for Rental .
For 6.6x6.6 Matte Boxes
The 138mm frame includes a set of detachable side bars for ARRI MB-20
From America's Most Wanted
DP: Richard Lopez, NY City
are supplied with Schneider True Polarizers
4x5.650 Timing Filter
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