MSE Joins Forces with James Saldutti to Manufacture the Dutti Dolly

Matthews has recently formed a new partnership with well-known dolly grip James Saldutti to manufacture his specially designed Dutti Dolly for the general market in the United States and Abroad. Dutti&#39s dolly, which has become the go&#8211to support for major cinematographers like James Muro and Joaquin Sedillo ASC.

When Saldutti was working with James Muro, he became aware of the cinematographer&#39s desire to shoot many low shots. &#34The dollies out there rest too high on track,&#34 explains Saldutti. &#34To make shots work for James [Muro], I had to get lower &#8211 so I came up with a configuration that I thought might just work for one film. Who knew that would become his go&#8211to piece of equipment on every project he does.&#34 Saldutti&#39s solution not only got Muro (and now many shooters on every form of production) lower &#8211 it also is configured so that it can be carried much easier, saving a grip’s back &#8211 and costly time from break down and set up.

Muro loves it. &#34I&#39ll put the Dutti Dolly on top of the table in the White House situation room for HBO&#39s The Brink,&#34 he says. &#34It sits on track on the floor for a self&#8211motivated situation with a one foot or two foot riser. It can, obviously, fit in much tighter space than a conventional dolly. It simply makes for an intuitive operating experience, where there is not a lot of discussion not a lot of laying track, not a lot of big equipment. With the Dutti Dolly I can be in and out of the location quickly and still have a massive amount of production value, just as if I had all the big gear.

&#34On the television series, Southland, we were always trying to have smaller simple solutions to get the camera crew in and out of the locations within two to three hours,&#34 he adds. &#34A couple of 12 foot planks and the Dutti Dolly and various sized sliders are pretty much all we needed. The dolly ended up being the staple of the camera movement on that show.&#34

Another big fan is cinematographer Joaquin Sedillo ASC. &#34While shooting Glee sequences on stage at McKinley High Auditorium set, rather than taking time to remove one or several rows of auditorium seats, I simply used the James Saldutti&#39s set up,&#34 he says. &#34We could easily throw down a 16&#8211foot plank and a couple of &#39A-frame&#39 lengths of simple track and his light-weight but solid Dutti Dolly on the arm rests of the seats &#8211 and we could pull off a tracking shot in record time!

&#34The same thing with low angle shots on the edge of our auditorium stage,&#34 he adds. &#34It saved us valuable time in a frequent scenario where, rather than hoisting one or more of our regular dollies form the stage &#39pit&#39 onto the stage with chain motors, we&#39d throw down Dutti&#39s light-weight track and dolly. It was a HUGE time savings plus a great ease of execution.&#34

&#34While there are many different kinds of dolly configurations on the market, James has come up with a unique approach that fills a need in today&#39s fast-paced market,&#34 says Robert Kulesh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MSE. &#34Not only can it help crews multi&#8211task, it is also light enough to move quickly and works low enough to get into places many other dollies can&#39t.

&#34James has managed to pack a whole lot of punch in a small, light, stable and efficient dolly,&#34 adds Kulesh. &#34It can get into extreme low angles or can carry a bazooka or tripod for other heights. The stability gives the operator the ability to whip pan and quick tilt. It rolls directly on the ground or can be mounted on stands or track and can be over or under slung. It can fit in places where conventional dollies cannot fit &#8211 airplane or bus aisles or even church pews. Dutti Dolly is great for long takes, stunts or poor man’s process and more.&#34

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MSE Equipment Goes on Tour with Tom Antos

MSE just locked and loaded everything from C&#8211Stands and Revenger Stands, Sandbags and flags and a whole lot of accessories into cinematographer/VFX artist Tom Antos&#39s van for his upcoming 2&#8211Day Cine School tour of the US, Canada and Europe.

&#34We&#39re proud to be a part of Tom&#39s passion for bringing his art to creative people throughout the world,&#34 says Robert Kulesh, VP Sales and Marketing for MSE. &#34Our company prides itself in outreach and creative community support &#8211 whether it is our own educational events &#8211 or others like this one.

&#34We encourage our followers to check out Tom&#39s schedule &#8211 and join any of his classes &#8211 from Editing and VFX to Interactive Master Classes. With these two all-day sessions Tom will teach how to create a big budget film on any budget &#8211 and give you hands&#8211on experiences that will help you develop a new approach to any project.&#34


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