August 28, 2015
For Immediate Release
Burbank, CA. Matthews Studio Equipment’s Burbank manufacturing facility recently caught up with Joel Deutsch, Cinematographer & Co-Owner of Los Angeles-based Evidence Film Studios & Evidence Camera Rentals about the company’s recent purchase of MSE’s newest support. The Matthews Freedom Car Mounts and Brauer Hostess Tray have already allowed their production company to do some unique shots.
“We are now using the mount and tray on an action film we are producing,” Deutsch explains. “And will have them available as part of our stage rental inventory along with the rest of our Matthews gear.”
The company’s stage has the capacity to drive in vehicles, which is nice for car insert scenes with controlled environments and has the ability to handle sound and lighting effects as well. This allows them to use the car mounts for green screen work or cyc wall projection of driving plate shots, while getting clean angles with actors in the auto – using the Freedom Car Mounts, of course. “We discovered that they also mount well using the interior auto windscreen and side window glass to position the camera creatively,” he explains.
Evidence has found that these mounts are quicker and easier to use than traditional car mounts. The Brauer Hostess Tray can be in use with the window up or down, and door open or shut. The Freedom Car Mount satisfied the many angles needed to mount cinema cameras (weighing about 20lbs) in a safe and secure manner all in the short set-up time action filming requires. Support for the set up consists of screw together stainless steel Ricky Rod components, Quick Heads, large vacuum cups with a swivel head, and more. “They are perfect for use doing high speed on road driving maneuvers as well,” Deutsch adds.
The success of the new Mount and Tray system has prompted Evidence to add these tools to their other Matthew rental equipment, including the new Matthews 45” Slider – another quick and easy set up that stands alone or serves as an accompaniment to the Freedom Car Mount and Brauer Hostess Tray.
MSE is a 45-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 90 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. Matthews has been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Achievement. MSE is the exclusive distributor of the FLOATCAM and POLLY DOLLY products throughout Asia and the Americas. MSE recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. www.msegrip.com
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