Client Corner

Shanra J. Kehl Goes Green with Dutti Dolly

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Filmmaker Shanra J. Kehl is partial to green, especially when it comes to her Dutti Dolly from Matthews. And she’s been working it consistently. A member of Local 600 and the DGA, she’s says she’s fortunate to have regular production gigs during the age of COVID. That’s what made her decide to get her own Dutti Dolly instead of using the one her AC Jordan Lee brings to set. That’s what got her hooked. A veteran of unscripted and documentary filmmaking, Kehl needs to be ready to be a one-person band or work with a full crew. “Having the Dutti...

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Meet Gobo Plate Inventor Mike Bradley

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It’s hard to put a label on Mike Bradley. His life has been a juxtaposition of practicality and art. Although photography has always been his passion, his early livelihood as a microelectronics and software engineer gave him the income to pursue his fascination with elegant technology. He collected cars and Beverly Hills Lamborghini was on his speed dial. But the artist within eventually demanded attention so he turned his career left, picked up his camera and was on the road to becoming a top fashion photographer. It didn’t take long until his style, imagery and bold concepts stood out at...

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Vamp Gets a Grip on Matthews

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Every day is Halloween for Cameron and LeeAnna Vamp. The 2-person team creates an array of family fun content around their favorite theme. They have a great time and so does their audience. After growing up with the The Munsters and Beetlejuice, the couple decided to “create what we love and share it with the world.” Under their Fiends banner they write, shoot, edit, produce and star in their own video series like “The Fiends” and “Let’s Get Spooky,” that feature Halloween themed entertainment with puppets, sing-alongs, cooking, and their own “imagination videos”— all aimed at sparking the imagination, with...

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Iconic Photographer Creates Custom Matthews Flight Kit

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Visual artist Jeremy Saffer is liv’in his dream. His images have set the visual style for some of the hottest metal bands of all time, donning album covers, posters, music videos, coffee table books, and fine art. Not your everyday photographer, he spends 90% of his life on location and the other 10% in western Massachusetts where musicians often seek him out so he can weave his photography with his macabre magic to create iconic portraits. Formal art school training never prepared Jeremy for the practicalities of his chosen career. That he learned on the road. His current camera of...

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Martin Torner Sets the Grip Bar for Nightview

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As a long-time grip, Matthew’s Martin Torner knows his way around stages. So doing customer service for MSE is a natural for him. He knows the basics of which tool to use, how to rack the gear, and more. He first visited with Donna Stirzel, Nightview General Manager, months before the opening when the cyc walls were being installed, mainly to get the vibe of the place. He and Donna discussed options for the best grip packages to offer and helped put it together the way Martin would if he were a grip working on the stage. Of course Matthews...

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