Matthews Studio Equipment Debuts Middle MAX™ Menace

EXTENDED REACH THAT FITS IN A VAN The new Middle MAX™ Menace from Matthews Studio Equipment answers the need for unparalleled booming capabilities in a versatile, simple to use support that travels fully assembled inside a standard cargo van. Based on the same principals as the original Academy Technical Award-winning MAX Menace Arm®, Middle MAX is […]

New Multipurpose Grip Rail Telescopic Grid Pipe Solution from Matthews

Matthews Studio Equipment introduces Grip Rail, designed to offer a better way to mount equipment on location, in the studio, or on the fly. Multipurpose Grip Rail is a rugged aluminum lightweight telescoping grid pipe system that makes it quicker, easier, and safer to brace and hang cameras, lights, or backdrops, incorporate into a wall […]

Litemover Remote Light Adjustment System Now Works with Numerous Lighting Brands

Matthews Studio Equipment, distributor for Litemover, universal remote head, announces that there are now over a dozen fixtures which can be positioned using this hands-off system. Due to the requests of crews faced with positioning fixtures and reflector boards weighing up to 220-lbs/100 kilos, innovator/gaffer Erno Das has created a family of adapter kits to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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, […]

Matthews Displays Dovetail Cross Plate & New Black CAM Tank Work Together or Individually

See them at BSC Expo 237 Burbank, California: Matthews highlights two rugged and versatile camera support tools that individually solve a world of everyday busy set needs and together form a dynamic camera support duo. The Dovetail Cross Plate (patent-pending) expands orientation versatility when mounting a camera to a fluid or gear head. It also […]