Client Corner

Siren Studios

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Located in the center of Hollywood, Siren Studios specializes in renting and supporting photo and sound stages as well as renting grip, lighting and production equipment. "At any given time we could have small to large budget feature films, music videos, special events and print work for various media to include magazines and web," says warehouse manager Justin Rhoads. "What do we support these shoots with? MSE equipment, of course," he adds. "We've been using MSE since the company started. Their LoBoy II and III, crank-o-vator, medium rollers, c-stands, and practically every other piece of grip hardware available is in...

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Shooting Gallery Asia

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Heading up the team behind Shooting Gallery Asia are two highly talented creatives – Freddy Kee and Sebastian Tan. Since it’s founding in 1987, Kee and Tan have turned Shooting Gallery Asia into a one-stop shop, providing commercial production, photography services, digital imaging, content development and production design and support to the Asian community as well as foreign productions shooting in Asia with offices and/or studio facilities in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Shanghai, Paris, New Zealand and The Maldives. These two dynamos and their teams have won everything from the Cannes Gold Lions, the New York Gold, the Australian Pencil,...

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Pechanga Resort and Casino

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For over three years Matthews has been proud to supply support for the in-house video production team at Pechanga Resort & Casino. Pechanga shoots a tremendous amount of video content for the popular round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world. “MSE equipment is essential to capturing that excitement,” says cinematographer Mark Stock. “The equipment is built like a tank, which is important when you shoot in an environment like a casino. We’re often working near guests, so we need gear that is going to be safe and reliable.” According to Video Production...

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OTMFC

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When the owners of OTMFC decided to build a customized and organized grip truck designed for their still photography clients, it was Matthews Studio Equipment that came to the rescue with everything needed for these specialized shoots. “It started with one truck and has grown to a fleet,” says David Hudgins, one of the founders. “These unique studios-on-the-go make our clients’ shoots more organized and productive – with customized trucks, carts and systems. And, Matthews is a big part of that! “I purchased my first four Matthews’ C-stands 21 years ago,” he says. “And they are still in use today....

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Location Lighting

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When Brad Shapiro was a DP, he’d walk onto a set and almost cringe when he saw what he called a ‘gypsy’ look. “40 different C-Stands of different quality,” he tells us. Now that he’s a lighting rental house owner, he holds Location Lighting Limited to a higher standard. “That’s why we carry all Matthews gear,” he says. “We build our trucks to hold the majority of equipment on cars, limited interior shelving for track, frames, ladders and rags so the trucks are quick to unload or wrap,” he explains. “Take the 5-ton Grip Truck we recently used when shooting...

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