Client Corner

JJ Osbun

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JJ Osbun and partner Chris D. Nebe are on their 15th Mysterious China Film – and about to start another. Recently the difference in their shooting style has come from Osbun's discovery of MSE equipment – especially the DC and HDDC-Slider from Floatcam. "DC-Slider is a serious tool for DSLR and small camera work, but I still needed more and the HDDC-Slider with the Motion Control was worth it," says Osbun. "It solved all my problems. It is all my previous equipment in one unit, and far more versatile even then." The first time he used the HD was a...

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Jeff Barklage

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“But, often times, we need to do a compound move but cannot fit the dolly into our shooting area. Or, there simply isn’t time for track set up,” he adds. “I’ve used sliders almost 10 years now and love them. But the need to do ‘more’ than a slider can do always was in the back of my mind. I wanted to do booms and diagonal moves – but could not with a standard slider. When I heard mention of this new style ‘slider’ on the horizon, I jumped at the chance to get my name in line to receive...

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Idaho Cinematic Equipment

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In 2007, when Idaho decided to get serious about the movie business, jack-of-all-trades Dan Allers was delighted. He got involved when the Film Task Force put together by the legislature and a group of professionals developed incentive programs to boost shooting in Idaho. “Finally, I could justify fulfilling my promise to myself and building a really good grip truck with MSE equipment. The only grip and lighting support that I knew could stand up to a long term investment,” he says enthusiastically. Allers was determined to give both the professionals who rolled into the Boise area everything they needed to...

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Hooniverse and Jeff Glucker

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Speaking of Car Mounts… One of MSE’s newest clients, Jeff Glucker, co-founder and Executive Editor of Hooniverse.com, the popular website for dedicated car lovers, is over-the-top about his Matthews Master Car Mount System. He’s had the setup for about six months – and boy has he put it to the test! Glucker, who started on the business side of the automotive industry got into the editorial side rather quickly. In 2009 Glucker, and a car-loving friend launched Hooniverse.com as an outlet for their love of all things automotive. “I started learning to take better photos and graduated to better equipment...

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Glazer's Camera

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When Ed Glazer started Glazer’s Camera back in 1935, business was conducted on a handshake. He made sure the people he served were friends first – clients second. Close to 80 years later, Glazer’s Camera, located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, is still run by the Glazer family – Ed’s son-in-law Bob Lackman, Lackman’s son Ari and daughter Rebecca Kaplan – who oversee almost 40 employees. “We take pride in working with our clients and friends; supporting them through thte good times and through the times that have been more challenging,” says Rebecca Kaplan. “It’s a family thing.” The...

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