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Matthews’ New 40”x40” Flags and Floppies Add Portability

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Matthews’ New 40”x40” Flags and Floppies Add Portability Check out the 40”x40” video at: https://bit.ly/MSE40x40 Burbank, California – Matthews introduces a full 40”x40” line of Flags and Floppies. Offering the multitude of benefits for which Matthews is known, this practical size answers the need for gear that’s portable enough to travel in a hatchback car like a Prius and compact enough to work in nooks and crannies of a tight location like a bathroom corner. When it comes to cargo, the 40”x40” dimension easily fits standard shipping limits. As Matthews’ resident Grip Martin Torner explains: “With the popularity of our...

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Build Distancing Dividers Fast

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Build Distancing Dividers Fast Introducing Matthews’ Sheet Plate Adapter Kit Matthews Studio Equipment offers a smart solution for some of today’s on-set and real world issues. The new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit makes it easy to quickly build custom dividers to protect against virus transmission, plus it offers a convenient holding method for standard grip equipment. MSE’s new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit is a versatile bracket mount that securely adds a welded 3/8” pin to any sheet material such as Plexiglas, plywood, lauan, Masonite or a variety of fabrics like vinyl to create safe on-set barriers that can be easily...

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Matthews’ Videos Support Spanish-speaking Filmmakers

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English: MSE, makers of professional grip and production gear announces that it has just posted eight how-to equipment videos by their resident grip, Martin Torner, in Spanish. Born in Mexico, the vivacious and grip-savvy Torner has worked in Hollywood productions for the over a decade. Due to the success of his English language videos, Matthews decided to support Spanish-language filmmaking with a range of short videos on practical ways of using their hallmark grip gear. Topics include various hardware tricks to mount, move, and hold grip, lighting and camera equipment, as well as a line of new practical 40×40 flags...

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Matthews’ Intro’s Gobo Plate™ Mounting Adapter

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Versatile Solution for Grip Gear Compatibility Matthews Studio Equipment solves another real world issue with the new Gobo Plate™. The versatile mounting adapter offers a quick, practical and inexpensive solution that’s sure to save time and energy when attaching various grip equipment, on set and on location.  From camera equipment as well as stands, heads, and accessories to building materials like lumber, plastic and metal, Gobo Plate™ solves a wide array of mounting needs. Designed to interface with any industry standard 2.5” grip head, Gobo Plate™ offers 25 thoughtfully spaced holes for bolting on pins, ball heads and other camera...

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Perkal Uses Cam Tank to Dutch right on the Deck

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Joel Perkal has been a busy in the Camera Department for over 20 years, having worked on groundbreaking episodics from Entourage and Dexter to recent network series, Runaways and LA’s Finest. To keep the pace, he’s proven to be a resourceful asset to any production, always ready with a plan and tool for of how to capture the camerawork that advances the plot. Like with Cam Tank. When Matthew’s Martin Torner showed him the low angle camera mounting system he could tell it would be a problem solver. “What first sold me was its superior design and capable braking system...

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