Burbank, CA-based Matthews Studio Equipment helps grips, electricians, and filmmakers in general solve the problems of the day on every set. When it comes to rigging lights, they work with lighting manufacturers to ensure the right tools are available for every job. Partnering with lighting pioneers Kino Flo, Matthews developed the MK-FS48 FreeStyle Rigging Kit and accessories to increase creativity and mount-ability while on-set.
Included in the MK-FS48 FreeStyle Rigging Kit are 4 each: Spine Mount Rod 4”, Spine Mount Coupler, 8” MICROGrip Rods, and MICROGrip Heads. The Spine Mount Rod 4” connects the FreeStyle LED Tube to any grip head, 3/8” receiver, or 1/4-20”receiver. The included the MICROgrip Head in the kit maintains low profile mounting. The Spine Mount Coupler combined with the 8” MICROGrip rods creates unique angles and shapes with the LED Tubes.
“Most important,” adds Tyler, “is that these are tools-free. We made the locks accessible to varying size hands and we don’t require any extra accessories to make this work. Many end-users already have our MICROGrip accessories, which these will work with perfectly, alongside any regular Grip Head on any C-Stand.”
Kino Flo FreeStyle LED tubes are taking the industry by storm. Their brightness, color, reliability, and unique software capabilities make them a constant for various lighting situations. They work perfectly in the Kino Flo fixture, however, they’re full potential is unlocked when removed from the fixture and rigged into the set, using as either a practical or architectural light. The FreeStyle LED Tubes offers a full 300 degrees of light spread thanks to the aluminum spine receiver running the back length of the tube.
“We developed a mount for that low profile spine,” says Vice Tyler Phillips. “With it, you can do all the ‘light sabre’ style setups that create new, dynamic lighting patterns for both still and motion photography. ”
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MSE now has 50 years of success in the manufacturing industry-specializing in 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