Matthews Studio Equipment expands the Gobo Plate line with Media Mount

Matthews Studio Equipment’s Media Mount is a ruggedly fabricated, affordable on-set grip tool. Whether working on stage or location, monitors are found in every corner of today’s sets allowing all departments to remain dialed into the day’s work. The Gobo Plate Media Mount offers greater versatility, mobility, safety and adaptability than a traditional VESA mount … Read more

A Message From The Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies (ASPEC)…

Since the Government issued their latest set of guidelines, the Members of A.S.P.E.C. (Association of Studios and Production Equipment Companies) have found themselves under a degree of pressure to re-open their businesses to production. The realisation dawned that, without camera, grip, lighting and ancillary equipment, any return to meaningful work was nigh on impossible. Therefore, … Read more

ScreenSkills fast-tracks training for safe return to production

New training is being fast-tracked to help film and high-end television return safely to production, the skills body ScreenSkills announced last week. The training is being developed in response to the new challenges facing an industry that saw at least £426 million worth of productions postponed or suspended when social distancing measures – followed by … Read more

Inside The New Issue: 99

British Cinematographer Issue 99

Feast your eyes on the new edition of British Cinematographer magazine – digitally* via our website, or in print**, from 22nd May 2020 onwards. On the Cover Rob Hardy BSC ON DEVS In our cover story special, Ron Prince catches up with Rob Hardy BSC to discuss his time lensing Devs. The show – which … Read more

June 2019: Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten

Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Neon Noir, New Members and Never Forgotten Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We’d be remiss if we didn’t start this month’s column with the rather shocking note that Ed Phillips, who oversaw Matthews Studio Equipment as its President for … Read more

October 2018: “The Dizziness of a Cinematograph”

The Dizziness of a cinematograph Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The Dizziness of a cinematograph Across The Pond / Mark London Williams Lead image: Cinematographer Ruben Impens and Director Felix van Groeningen on Beautiful Boy. Credit: Amazon Studios “They made a sort of shuddering veil, almost recalling the dizziness of a cinematograph,” wrote … Read more

MSE’s VRig takes viewers through seven continents for Discovery TRVLR

Matthews Studio Equipment, the Burbank-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications’ VR series – Discovery TRVLR – with its new VRig support. The VRig’s small footprint and stability, as well as multiple accessories, provided production company Here Be Dragons with safe, fast … Read more

Quasar Science joins forces with Matthews Studio Equipment

Quasar Science, the Los Angeles-based LED technology and logistics company has joined forces with Burbank-based Matthews Studio Equipment to create a new generation of LED rigging support. Utilising MSE’s new MyWayGrip rigging system, the MyWayPlate Linear LED Mounting System is built for Q-LED Linear Lamps, making it simple to mount 1, 2 or 4 lamps … Read more

September 2017:
The Swirl Of Award Fever

The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The swirl of award fever Across The Pond / Mark London Williams It’s not only crisis and calamity (and in L.A., ash!) in the air this fall, but around town there’s already the swirl of award fever, as showbiz heads to one of … Read more

August 2017:
The need to greet the future

The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams The need to greet the future Across The Pond / Mark London Williams We caught up recently with ICG President Steven Poster (whose epistles from these same shores also appear in British Cinematographer), he of ASC, Testament, Rocky V, Big Top PeeWee, … Read more

CineGear Expo 2017 Review

Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams Bigger Data, Smaller Lights CineGear Expo 2017 / Mark London Williams All pictures courtesy of George Leon of Filmcast Live. As one colleague noted, Cine Gear is en route to becoming a “mini-NAB” – an ever-expanding trade show of equipment, and its possibilities, for … Read more

MSE introduces new Elevator support

Matthews Studio Equipment is now shipping its newest support device, The Matthews Elevator system. “Today’s filmmakers are often taxed with the challenge of capturing exciting footage, but doing it on a conservative budget,” said Robert Kulesh, MSE’s VP of sales and marketing. “Directors are always asking for dynamic camera moves, but production often hasn’t budgeted … Read more

MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect Match for Bulletproof Grips

Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry recently came to the rescue when Key Grip Michael Pizzuto of Bulletproof Grips needed to make a unique shot for a new series called Guest Book. Pizzuto (Blunt Talk, Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Vegas, … Read more

Lance Fisher grabs first Matthews Cam Tank camera support

Matthews Studio Equipment has just shipped its new Cam Tank camera support system, with the first purchase made by DP/operator Lance Fisher SOC. Matthews is known for innovative camera and lighting support and, in the case of Cam Tank, it was Tyler Phillips, VP of product development and marketing at MSE, who spotted a gap … Read more

MSE’s INFINITY ARM Shows Infinite Possibilities at IBC 2016

Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will feature the exciting new – and very popular INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016, Building 12, G-71. Designed by filmmaker Sage Seb, who was constantly frustrated with arms that would fall apart, usually on remote … Read more

MSE receives second Presidential export award

Matthews Studio Equipment’s vice president of sales and marketing, Robert Kulesh, recently travelled to Washington DC to receive the company’s second Presidential Award for Export Services. This year MSE was honoured with the “E” Star Award, which recognises companies that have reported four years of additional export growth since their “E” Award. MSE is a … Read more

Matthews Studio Equipment to manufacture James Saldutti’s Dutti Dolly

Matthews Studio Equipment has recently joined forces with dolly grip James Saldutti to produce the Dutti Dolly at its Burbank facility. “While there are many different kinds of dolly configurations on the market, James has come up with a unique approach that fills a need in today’s fast-paced market,” said Robert Kulesh, VP of sales … Read more

MSE goes on the road with Alex Buono’s visual storytelling tour

Matthews Studio Equipment’s Burbank manufacturing facility is supplying a wide range of grip equipment to support Alex Buono’s 2015 Visual Storytelling Workshop Tour 2. Buono is no stranger to Matthews support. It is his mainstay, when he is shooting the innovative signature short films that are integral to Saturday Night Live. “I couldn’t do my … Read more