Yowler Raises Air Climber® to Light Haunted Woods for Horror Short Halloween Campaign

Jay W. Yowler has a storied career, with decades of experience lighting for television and film, with recent credits including Chief Light Technician on Seasons 3, 4, and 5 of Grownish. One of the founders of Quasar Science, Yowler has used his knowledge and first-hand perspective as a gaffer to help develop new lighting technologies. […]

Matthews Intro’s Black 5” Pocket C-Stand

Matthews C-Stands have been supporting productions, big or small, for half a century. This December, to mark the anniversary of the ubiquitous Folding Leg C-Stand, Matthews offers something a ‘little’ different: a new Black 5” Pocket C-Stand™, just right for miniature and tabletop work, where small adjustments make a big impact. Like its popular chrome […]

DoPchoice Snapbags®, Snapgrids® & Snapbox® Snoot Ready for ARRI SkyPanel X System

  Just as ARRI’s SkyPanel X releases, DoPchoice is ready with their popular range of light control accessories. By incorporating the RABBIT EARS® mounting system, SkyPanel X users have a choice of 6 compatible SNAPBAGS–®Rectangular, Lantern, or Octagonal, in various sizes. Additionally, SNAPGRIDS® quickly install either on the fixture front with the multifunctional SNAPBOX® SNOOT, […]

Key Grip Woolf Secures the Gear for “Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Jonathan Woolf has gathered a wealth of trade secrets from half a century working in the motion picture industry. His recent chapters have led him to key grip the miniatures unit on Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy and act as a lighting technician on the 2022 Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio. Woolf’s big job […]

DoPchoice Intros Light Shaping Tools for Astera, Pipe Lighting and more at IBC 2023

DoPchoice will display new patented light directing solutions at IBC 2023. This year’s latest offerings include essential accessories for Pipe Lighting, Astera’s LeoFresnel, and other favorites. On display will be Astera’s LeoFresnel which comes with a Rabbit-Rounder adapter, ready to accept the range of DoPchoice Rectangular, Octagonal, Dome and Lantern Snapbags® as well as Snapgrids® […]

Introducing Matthews’ Mini Boom Rolling Kit

Easier Booming Light Setup on Set at BILD Booth # 228 Matthews Studio Equipment’s Mini Boom Rolling Kit caters to the unique on-set needs of still photographers and content creators. Individually, each component was engineered to make the job easier, yet combined they become one efficient time-saver, sliding smoothly wherever needed on set. The Mini […]

Matthews Goes Small and Big at Euro Cine Expo

See them in Stand # 5-036 Matthews, the original Hollywood grip company, will be exhibiting their top line mounting solutions at Euro Cine Expo in Munich. Proof that bigger is not always better, Matthews highlights the MICROGrip line to accommodate the proliferation of tabletop and product imaging work. This grip and mounting hardware collection, designed […]

Matthews Intros Anti-Rotation Tip for Infinity Arm

Matthews now offers a better way to level up camera rigging with the latest addition to the patented Infinity Arm system. The new interchangeable ARRI-style Anti-Rotation Tip features locating pins, designed to save time and energy. This advancement promotes safer rigging of cameras, monitors and accessories to 3/8’-16 anti-rotation receivers on popular cages with 3/8” […]

DoPchoice Rabbit-Rounder® Ready Made for New Astera LeoFresnel CineGear Expo #30

DoPchoice displays its latest at CineGear Expo LA, highlighting their family of light control tools, and is ready for Astera’s new gamechanger, the LeoFresnel. Thanks to an adapter included in the box with each LeoFresnel fixture, there’s instant compatibility with DoPchoice’s Rabbit-Rounder® which mounts the range of Snapbag® lighting control solutions. Rabbit-Rounder is the one-system-fits-all […]

From Music Videos to Narrative Chris Probst, ASC Chooses Max Menace Arm

Being a perfectionist pays off for Christopher Probst, ASC. A prominent name in music video production, he works with artists like Taylor Swift, Eminem, Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z and Billie Eilish, and lenses spots for Apple, Nike, Google, BMW, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Uber. He’s also credited with creating the show’s look in David […]

Matthews Debuts Litemover First Automated, Universal System for Remote Light Adjustment

NAB booth #C6745 Burbank, California: Matthews Studio Equipment introduces Litemover, the first off-the-shelf automated universal remote head made for adjusting light or reflector fixture positioning from the ground. Designed by working gaffer Erno Das, Litemover is component-based to accommodate light fixtures and reflector boards weighing up to 220-lbs/100 kilos from popular brands like: ARRI, Cineo, […]

DoPchoice’s Solution to Fit 2-4 Astera HydraPanels in a Single New Snapbag®

February 21, 2023—DoPchoice again comes up with a unique light control solution: this time for combining multiple Astera HydraPanel lights in one softbox. Like its sister Snapbag® (SBATHY11) for one HydraPanel, the new versatile system (SBATHY41)  fits from 2 to 4 Astera HydraPanels. It utilizes DoPchoice’s Snapshape™ material which makes setup extra quick, free from […]