Client Corner

LaLonde chooses Matthews for Flex Seal studio

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Who can forget the infomercials with a screen door in the bottom of the boat or a boat being sawed in half, taped together and set afloat to show the proof of the miraculous Flex Seal® and Flex Tape® products with TV pitchman Phil Swift? Since 2011, the CEO and co-founder of parent company, Swift Response, LLC has produced scores of hit spots about the famous Flex Seal® Family of Products. When it was decided to bring all production in house in 2017, Rob LaLonde was recruited from a long freelance relationship to grow a production/post team and build out...

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Director of Photography Blake Gaytan takes a trip down memory lane with Matthews

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Blake Gaytan found his passion for filmmaking in his freshman year of high school. Along with various video production courses, he was heavily involved in the theater department, where he got a crash course in lighting and production design, eventually working his up to becoming Technical Director for many years. He rounded out his education at California State Northridge’s Cinema and Television Arts Program – where he met Matthews President Tyler Phillips. “I was working on projects with my peers at the time,” Blake remembered. “Tyler and I connected at CSUN, and when the...

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Arsenal Lighting

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MSE’s truck just arrived in Brooklyn, New York, to support the newly formed Arsenal Lighting. Founded by Ben Suarez, formerly of Available Light in Queens, Arsenal’s motto is “Ready to Shoot” for production needs in the New York City and Tri-State Film/Video and Commercial community. Suarez has put his 14-plus years of production experience on the line by starting Arsenal. Partnering with MSE for all his support needs was a no-brainer. The first thing he did was call MSE’s Eastern Regional Sales Manager Ken Emker. “I’ve known Ken for years,” he says. “When I heard that he’s joined MSE, it...

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Turnkey HD

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“It’s all MSE all the time,” Joel Newman, one of the founding partners of the new San Francisco-based mobile studio equipment rental house TURNKEY HD, told Ed Phillips and Bob Kulesh at the 2009 HD Expo.     Newman, who has produced everything from music videos to commercials, short films, documentaries and sketch comedies, has always used MSE’s grip for his jobs. “They are simply top notch, industry standard,” Newman says. “I won’t do a job without MSE support.”     Newman is so adamant that, when he and his partners David Barnblatt and Adam Meltzer were putting the first...

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Teletec de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

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When it comes to supporting production communities in Mexico, Teletec is the name many shooters call on. With a main office in Naucalpan Edo, outside the metropolitan area of Mexico City as well as Laredo, Texas, Peru and Brazil, they cover every sort of project. “Some of our biggest clients are part of television production, television stations and Universities,” explains Joaquin Avila, Sales Manager Broadcast. “Our equipment is always available at Tecnologico de Monterrey en sus Campus; Estado de Mexico, Toluca, Guadaljara, Puebla as well as Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Universidad de las Americas and many other campuses. “We...

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