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Award Winning Innovations

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Providence Saint Joe's, Delaware Print House, and Matthews Fight Back

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Please note, we are not currently setup for international orders online. For international t-shirt orders, please use the contact us form (CLICK HERE) and we will get in touch during normal business hours 8am-5pm PT.   Dear Friends and Colleagues: During these unusual times, community support is vital. Matthews’ beloved visionary Ed Phillips and family have been long-time supporters of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The rise of COVID-19 has created expediential, unanticipated need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to help keep hospital staff safe. To respond, Saint Joseph created the Heroes At Saint Joe's Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Fund....

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Ed Made Sets Safer

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Pop-up Combo In the ’80s Ed shook up the production community by combining a Junior Receiver with a pop-up, 5/8” Baby Pin at the head. His new Pop-up Combo stand minimized the number of stands needed on set, which meant fewer to trip over or get in the way. Although it initially raised some eyebrows between the grip and electric departments which each had different standards, it was such a smart improvement that soon, the Pop-up Combo became the “go to” whenever a stand with options is needed.

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Ed Set C-Standards - Another Signature Ed Achievement

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In accordance with Ed Phillips’ continuing quest to devise equipment standards and time-saving uniformities on set, Matthews Studio Equipment introduced the first folding-base, *Century a.k.a. “C” Stand in 1974. A filmmaker and photographer’s favorite, the ubiquitous C-Stand can today be found on sets worldwide supporting lighting and lighting modifiers like softboxes, flags, scrims, etc. The term ‘Century Stand’ goes back to the early days of motion picture production. Before there was artificial lighting, stages would revolve to allow for continuous overhead lighting from the sun. Large reflectors were positioned to bounce or kick the overhead light onto the stage, illuminating...

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What’s up Doc? Meet Matthews’ new Docking Stand

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Gimbals have become common on a multitude of shoots. But keeping them safely out of the way and ready for action between shots is essential. To solve the need, we’ve combined our world class Slider Stand with the versatile Dutti Dock. A wonderful platform for making adjustments to your rig, Docking Stand has a much smaller footprint than cumbersome camera carts, allowing you to get as close to set as possible. The wide-based Slider Stand comes standard with two rocky mountain legs for easy leveling on hills, mountainsides, rocky environments, stairs and other uneven terrain. Great for travel, it collapses...

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