Client Corner

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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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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