The Matthews Slider: a camera platform that is extremely sturdy and lightweight owing to its innovative open frame construction. It is both camera operator and grip friendly, being virtually maintenance free (just keep it clean) and totally field adjustable with few basic tools: one 7/16" open wrench and a set of Allen wrenches.
It can work upside-down for low-angle shots, can support more than one carriage at a time for A and B camera shots, and it has positive lock at 90 degrees when in use on most dollies (Chapman, Fisher, Panther, etc.). Each carriage can support up to 175lbs (80kg) – bracing of tracks might be necessary. The system uses proprietary wheels with ABEC5 stainless bearings with ceramic balls which make it very fast and extremely quiet.
The Matthews-Slider comes in three basic sizes: 29", 35" and 45" (74cm, 89cm and 114cm) and is also available in many custom lengths in 4.75" (12cm) increments between cross members up to 12' (366cm). Each foot/track adds approximately 3lbs (1.4kg).
Fully factory assembled, the system will accept any gear head/fluid head/camera combination. It comes complete with Mitchell swivel base, Mitchell carriage, Mitchell 2" riser, filler plate, slim design locking handle, a set of leveling legs 0" to 6-3/4" (2×4", 2×6"), extra 3/8-16" screws and a set of spanner wrneches. The Matthews-Slider comes with numberous 3/8-16" tapped holes for rigging and securing. Additional accessories available from Matthews (bowl adapters, rigging spigots, etc.). Conveniently sized to fit in Pelican rifle/long cases series 1700.
Learn more about the Matthews Slider here: https://www.msegrip.com/blog-content/?p=2966
We want to thank Hollywood Camera Inc for the camera and lenses: http://www.hollywoodcamera.com/
Serge, John, Michael, Casey, Jose and everyone else at Hollywood Camera are extremely knowledgeable and great people to do business with.
We also want to thank the following people for assisting us in the making of this video:
Mark August, SOC ( DP and Camera Op A)
Blake Gaytan, (DP, Camera Op B, Co-Directed)
Casey McBeath ( Cam op C, DIT,)
Michael Gorczyski (AC, DIT)
Jeff Locke, (Key Grip, AC)
Duncan Ballantine, (AC and Gaffer)
Travis Bry, (Grip)
Robert Nutt, (AC and Grip)