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MSE is a 45-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 90 countries around the world. The company has been honored with two Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. Matthews has also been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Achievement. MSE offices are located at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. www.msegrip.com

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Matthews Studio Equipment Appoints Robert Magness Director of Marketing
Matthews Studio Equipment Appoints Robert Magness Director of Marketing
After writing at USC, previous stops included the Arclight Hollywood, EVS, and The Vitec Group representing Manfrotto and Avenger Grip
Burbank, CA. For 50 years, Matthews Studio Equipment has been dedicated to creating support equipment that “Complements Your Imagination”. There isn’t a set around the world that doesn’t have their legacy equipment – from stands to clamps to camera mounts and more. Matthews is also known for aligning themselves with working professionals who have seen a void and created equipment -- like the MAX Menace Arm, the Dutti Dolly, and TheBOX -- to solve their on-set challenges. This year, in addition to expanding their sales staff, MSE is excited about the newest addition to the Matthews family – Robert Magness as Director of Marketing.
published 6 months ago   read more
Brooker Takes Grip Works to Next Level with CAM TANK and MAX From MSE
Jon Brooker isn't your normal college student. Alongside hitting the books, he's a working member of Local 80 and growing his own grip company, Grip Works. He recently visited MSE to pick up MAX Menace Arm and CAM TANK to round out his support gear. The addition of these multi-task systems will, as he says, “take the company to another level of support."
published 8 months ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment’s New BabySitt’r™ Garnering Major Attention
Matthews Studio Equipment’s New BabySitt’r™ Garnering Major AttentionSince its announcement on October 25th, orders for their new “Made in the USA” BabySittr™ have been tying up the phones at Matthews Studio Equipment. This simple new tool makes positioning lights and accessories near ground level quick, simple, and incredibly professional.
published 11 months ago   read more
Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales Team
Linda Swope to Head Expanded Matthews Sales TeamAs Matthews Studio Equipment moves into their 50th year as a privately-owned camera and lighting support manufacturer, CEO and co-founder Ed Phillips and Vice President Tyler Phillips are making some bold changes to keep up with the times. They have completely retooled and expanded their CNC shop, to better accommodate manufacturing their equipment here in the United States. And, they have moved 30-year veteran Linda Swope into the position of Head of Sales.
published 12 months ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment Grip to Debut MQ Mount at IBC 2018
Matthews Studio Equipment Grip to Debut MQ Mount at IBC 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of challenges. This year one of their coolest new tools is the MQ Mount, a simple but highly creative way to mount T-12 light tube fixtures with minimal light loss.
published 1 year ago   read more
MSE Grip Features MQ Mount and KitBags at Broadcast Asia 2018
MSE Grip Features MQ Mount and KitBags at Broadcast Asia 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities. This year, MSE will feature two new unique support products at Broadcast Asia June 26-28, Stand #: Suntec Singapore Level 4 4P2-10.
published 1 year ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment and Samsung Strategic VR Partnership
Matthews Studio Equipment VRig Offers New Custom Ruggedized VR Solution for Samsung 360 Round Camera
Matthews Studio Equipment announces a new solution that further extends the range of filming environments for Samsung 360 Round camera, offering even more protection from the elements for creators. The Matthews VRig is a robust VR support system with flexible mounting options, low center of gravity and small footprint to minimize nadir hole obstruction while maintaining rock-solid stability. When paired with Samsung’s 360 Round, which captures true 4Kx4K 360 degree footage, users can record, edit and livestream complete VR video and audio, anywhere. 360 Round features a unibody chassis and compact design and is IP65 dust and water resistant.
published 1 year ago   read more
Matthews to Debut MQ-Mount at NAB 2018
Matthews to Debut MQ-Mount at NAB 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of challenges. This year one of their coolest new tools is the MQ Mount, a simple but highly creative way to mount T-12 light tube fixtures with minimal light loss.
published 2 years ago   read more
K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018
K-Stackers II by Matthews Debut at NAB 2018Burbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, mantra is creating equipment that lasts. Support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities. So, this year they are set to debut their new KStackers II lighting support at NAB 2018.
published 2 years ago   read more
MSE to Debut DuttiDOCK at NAB 2018
MSE to Debut DuttiDOCK at NAB 2018
Rest Your Handheld Safely Between Shots with DuttiDOCK
Matthews Studio Equipment, a leading manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, is set to debut their new DuttiDOCK, the perfect support for operators on the go, at NAB 2018. The company is creating equipment that lasts, support equipment that not only stands the test of time but adapts to all types of shooting challenges – and supports creative ideas, whenever a shooter discovers the possibilities.
published 2 years ago   read more
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLR
MSE’s VRig Take Viewers on an Immersive Ride through Seven Continents for Discovery TRVLRBurbank, CA-based manufacturer of camera and lighting support for the entertainment industry, Matthews Studio Equipment, recently helped expand the visual possibilities for Discovery Communications VR Series – Discovery TRVLR with their new specialty support the VRig. The VRig’s small footprint and extreme stability as well as multiple accessories provided the production company Here Be Dragons with safer, faster and more creative options than ever before.
published 2 years ago   read more
MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce Back
MSE's MAX and MINI MAX Big Deal on Shemar Moore starrer The Bounce BackWhen Key Grip Ernesto Perez signed on to work with cinematographer Ben Kufrin for the feature The Bounce Back, he knew they would be on a tight budget and would have to move quickly through multiple locations each day. One of the first tools he introduced Kufrin to was the Academy Award winning MAX and sister Mini MAX – because he knew they could move fast – and get great production value.
published 3 years ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
Matthews Studio Equipment Introduces THE ELEVATOR
The ELEVATOR will support any camera/fluid head combo up to 23kgs or 50.5 pounds.
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry has just started shipping their newest support production, The Matthews ELEVATOR system.
published 3 years ago   read more
MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot Shoot
MSE Dutti Dolly Perfect for Bulletproof Grips Pilot ShootMatthews 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."
published 3 years ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Matthews Studio Equipment Can't Keep Dutti Dolly in the Shop
Dutti Dolly focuses on giving a cinematographer the ability to position the camera lower and make it much more portable.
Matthews Studio Equipment recently finished another production run of their Dutti Dolly – and they are flying off the shelves. First out the door are new black dollies for key grips Michael Pizzuto (Secrets and Lies, The Goldbergs, Matador, Vegas) of Bullet Proof Grips, Seth Greenwald (Glow, Ray Donovan, House of Lies, The Last Man on Earth) and Adrian “Ace” Dominguez (Speechless, NCIS, Ray Donovan)), and for creator, Dolly Grip, James Saldutti.
published 3 years ago   read more
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016
V Rig Makes Debut at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry will introduce their first support entry for the VR market at IBC 2016, Building 12 G-71.
published 3 years ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment to Focus on INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will feature the exciting new – and very popular INFINITY ARM at IBC 2016, Building 12, G-71.
published 3 years ago   read more
MSE Dutti Dolly Makes First Appearance at IBC 2016
Matthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology That Complements Your Imaginationfor the entertainment industry will be featuring James Saldutti’s DUTTI DOLLY for the first time at IBC 2016 in Building 12 – G71.
published 3 years ago   read more
Lance Fisher Grabs First MSE CAM TANK off Production Line
Lance Fisher Grabs First MSE CAM TANK off Production LineMatthews Studio Equipment known for creating innovative state of the art Technology that Complements Your Imagination for the entertainment industry just finished first run of their new CAM Tank camera support. First to purchase – DP/Operator Lance Fisher SOC.
published 3 years ago   read more
Matthews Makes Deal with andyRobot to Manufacture a Series of Modular Robot Base Systems
Matthews Makes Deal with andyRobot to Manufacture a Series of Modular Robot Base SystemsMatthews Studio Equipment known for innovative state of the art technology to support the entertainment industry recently made a deal with Andy Flessas (aka andyRobot) to produce robotic-centric equipment. Flessas, a fan of the Matthews technique of supporting various pieces of equipment worked with the company to create the AR Speed Cube System that will enable users to mount everything from lighting to cameras and support to props around robots.
published 4 years ago   read more
It Isn't All Entertainment at MSE - New Zealand Fire
It Isn't All Entertainment at MSE - New Zealand FireMatthews Studio Equipment prides itself on having the right tool for any application. That was proven out recently, when Bruce Rutherford of the New Zealand Fire Service contacted MSE’s Linda Swope looking for a robust lighting stand for their third truck.
published 5 years ago   read more
MSE Ships Indie Mount
MSE Ships Indie MountMatthews Studio announces the first shipment of their newest support product – IndieMOUNT Car Rig will go out in the next few weeks. The new IndieMOUNT has been designed as an affordable and reliable solution for mounting smaller camera packages such as DSLRs, HD, Small ENG and Action cameras to moving vehicles.
published 5 years ago   read more
MSE Gets Arsenal Lighting “Ready to Shoot”
MSE Gets Arsenal Lighting “Ready to Shoot”Matthews Studio Equipment is proud to announce that they have shipped a truckload of Matthews lighting and grip support to the newly formed Arsenal Lighting. Founded by Ben Suarez, formerly of Available Light in Queens, Arsenal’s motto is “Ready to Shoot” for the production needs of New York City and Tri-State Film and Video and Commercial Production Community.
published 5 years ago   read more
MSE Focuses on MINIVATOR II at IBC 2014
MSE Focuses on MINIVATOR II at IBC 2014Matthews Studio Equipment announces that their new MINIVATOR II will premiere at IBC 2014, Hall 11, Row G, #71. The MINIVATOR II is the long-awaited stronger and taller version of the industry standard MINIVATOR stand, first introduced over 10 years ago.
published 5 years ago   read more
Guerrero Joins MSE Sales Staff
Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more announces that Stuart Guerrero has recently joined the MSE Sales Team.
published 5 years ago   read more
MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014
MSE To Feature MatthewsSLIDER™ at IBC 2014Matthews Studio Equipment, provider of unique support from clamps to MAX the Light Mover, Polly Dolly, Floatcam’s DC-Slider and more will feature their innovative MatthewsSLIDER in Hall 11, Row G, #71 at IBC 2014.
published 5 years ago   read more
MSE Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Polly Dolly Which Makes Debut at Cinegear 2014
MSE Becomes Exclusive Distributor for Polly Dolly Which Makes Debut at Cinegear 2014Matthews Studio Equipment has just signed an agreement with Pollysystem to become the exclusive distributor for their new Polly Dolly in both the Americas and Asia. “What excites us about the Polly Dolly is not just the quality of the system, but the wide range of cameras it serves,” says Robert Kulesh, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Matthews Studio Equipment. “Polly Dolly can handle anything from a DSLR camera to an ALEXA and more.”
published 5 years ago   read more
Industry Veteran Ken Emker Joins MSE Team
Industry Veteran Ken Emker Joins MSE TeamIn a stunning turn of events, Matthews Studio Equipment announces industry veteran Kenneth J. Emker has joined the Matthews Studio Equipment team. Emker leaves a 20-year relationship as National Grip Sales Manager/National Trade Show Manager for an established Grip equipment company to become Eastern Regional Sales Manager for MSE.
published 5 years ago   read more
Cine Equipment’s Siew Moi Gets a Birds Eye View of NAB 2014 Thanks to MSE’s MINIVATOR II
Cine Equipment’s Siew Moi Gets a Birds Eye View of NAB 2014 Thanks to MSE’s MINIVATOR IIWhen TNG Siew Moi, Managing Director of CINE EQUIPMENT, Singapore, flew in to attend NAB 2014, one of her first stops was Matthews Studio Equipment’s booth. It was only natural, considering CINE EQUIPEMNT stocks MSE support exclusively.
published 5 years ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment Goes 4K at NAB 2014
Matthews Studio and Hollywood Camera/Bertone Visuals have joined forces to present the newest in MSE camera support at NAB 2014 Booth #C5437. All MSE camera support equipment will carry the newest in 4K cameras provided by Hollywood Camera.
published 6 years ago   read more
There’s A Lot to See From MSE at NAB 2014
Matthews Studio Equipment the Burbank, CA-based camera and lighting support company has outdone itself for NAB 2014. This year they will be presenting close to a dozen new products from the smallest FloatCam™ Wireless Follow Focus/Zoom Control to the biggest Intel-A-Big Jib. And many things in-between at Booth #C5437 – Central Hall.
published 6 years ago   read more
MSE Introduces MINIVATOR II at NAB 2014
MSE Introduces MINIVATOR II at NAB 2014Matthews Studio Equipment announces that their new MINIVATOR II will take center stage in Las Vegas at NAB 2014. The MINIVATOR II is the long-awaited stronger and taller version of the industry standard MINIVATOR stand, first introduced over 10 years ago.
published 6 years ago   read more
MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology Series
MAX Helps Mayers Move on ABC’s New Mixology SeriesMatthews Studio Equipment announces that several of MSE’s MAX Menace Arms have take up residence on the new ABC series "Mixology," shot by cinematographer Mike Mayers. “'Mixology' follows 10 characters through one single night in a trendy Manhattan bar called Mix,” explains Mayers. “We meet our characters and then learn their history through a whirlwind flashback that carries us to the present moment in the bar. Filming the flashbacks was both fun and challenging. I set up the flashback unit to be a comedy SWAT team with minimal resources by substantial capabilities. Filming the flashbacks proved to be a visual challenge because our resources are so limited. That’s where MAX comes in.”
published 6 years ago   read more
MSE Master Mounts Take A 145 MPH Pounding With Ease
MSE Master Mounts Take A 145 MPH Pounding With EaseOne of Matthews Studio Equipment’s newest clients, Jeff Glucker, a specialist in the automotive industry, recently put MSE’s MASTER MOUNTS to the ultimate challenge. He paired the mounts with his Canon 5D MkII, mounting them on the roof and the hood of the new 2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, driving the back straight of a racetrack at speeds in excess of 145 mph.
published 6 years ago   read more
Set it and Forget It - NOGA Arm Arrives at Matthews Studio Equipment
Set it and Forget It - NOGA Arm Arrives at Matthews Studio EquipmentMatthews Studio Equipment, the 43-year-old grip supplier to the international motion picture and television industry has recently taken delivery of new products from the makers of the Israeli Arm, NOGA.
published 6 years ago   read more
Lighthouse, Thailand, Trains Crews on New MSE’s Intel-A-Jib
Lighthouse, Thailand, Trains Crews on New MSE’s Intel-A-JibLighthouse Film Services, the premiere equipment provider in Bangkok, Thailand recently took delivery of Matthews Studio Equipment’s Intel-A-Jib. Rob Erik van Gelder, Lighthouse’s Head of Maintenance immediately set up an intense training session for their local crew, so that Lighthouse could provide the production community with the latest and best of production equipment.
published 6 years ago   read more
MSE to Introduce MatthewsSLIDER at IBC 2013
MSE to Introduce MatthewsSLIDER at IBC 2013Matthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry announces that they will introduce one of their newest products, the MatthewsSLIDER™.
published 6 years ago   read more
MSE to Introduce Media Tools at IBC 2013
MSE to Introduce Media Tools at IBC 2013Matthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry announces that they will introduce one of their newest products, Media Tools at IBC 2013.
published 6 years ago   read more
Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video Projects
Pechanga Resorts/Casinos Rely on Matthews Support for Major Video Projects
MSE Helps Pechanga Promos Get Millions of Views on YouTube and More
Pechanga Resort & Casino recently began shooting another series of video content for the popular round-the-clock entertainment experience that is the seventh largest venue of its kind in the world. Essential to capturing the excitement that is Pechanga, according Cinematographer Mark Stock, is “MSE equipment. Their stuff 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.”
published 6 years ago   read more
LazySuzy Takes Center Stage at IBC
LazySuzy Takes Center Stage at IBCMatthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry announces that their “Black Diamond Award” (NAB 2013) winning LazySuzy, created by Montreal-based Gaffer Alex Amyot, will be a key player in MSE’s IBC 2013 lineup.
published 6 years ago   read more
MSE Names New Account Team Member – Daniel Flores
MSE Names New Account Team Member – Daniel FloresMatthews Studio Equipment, manufacturer of specialized support for the entertainment industry recently named Daniel Flores as their Account representative. Flores’ territory will be the Western USA and Latin America.
published 6 years ago   read more
Matthews Studio Equipment to Feature Academy Award-winning MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM and Five New Products at Cinegear 2013
MATTHEWS MAX MENACE ARM, designed by key grip Richard Mall and manufactured by MSE, winner of this year’s Academy SciTech Award takes center stage on New York Street during this year’s Cinegear Expo. Accompanying MAX are five new Matthews support products; LazySuzy (which win a coveted Black Diamond Award at NAB 2013), the Makalu remote head system, the Matthews Slider, UnderslingLITE – a new addition to the Intel-A-JibLITE and wireless function for Floatcam’s DC/HD-DC Slider.
published 6 years ago   read more
Meet Award Winning Timelapse Director & Cinematographer Colin Rich at NAB 2013
Meet Award Winning Timelapse Director & Cinematographer Colin Rich at NAB 2013Matthews Studio Equipment is happy to announce that Award-Winning Director/Cinematographer Colin Rich, who shot to fame last year with his timelapse films LA Night and NightFall, is set to make special appearances at the Matthews Studio Equipment Booth #5437 at 11 AM and 3PM, Monday, April 8th and Tuesday April 9th.
published 7 years ago   read more
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