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NAB 2015 Update: Matthews Brauer Hostess Tray Door Mount Kit

The Matthews Brauer Hostess Tray Kit shown at NAB 2015
The Matthews Brauer Hostess Tray Kit shown at NAB 2015

This new camera mount system now available at Dave’s Grip and Lighting debuted at NAB 2015. It allows you to mount nearly any modern camera package or even a gimbal stabilization system safely to a door in about five minutes. With this tray in place, the door can be opened and closed without restriction – a real convenience for the production.   Legacy door mount systems were far bulkier, certainly heavier and, without a doubt, took much longer to set up and break down. Often times the rigging prevented the door from opening as well. This new streamlined Matthews Hostess Tray door mount kit will be a true time and money saver. Call Dave’s Grip and Lighting today for a door mount rental in South Florida. And don’t forget about our LED lighting rentals and grip truck rental to complete the support package for your next car shoot.

The Matthews Brauer Hostess Tray Door Mount Kit comes with everything shown above.
The Matthews Brauer Hostess Tray Door Mount Kit comes with everything shown above.

Dave’s provides Grip and Lighting for Spotzen’s production of the LPGA 2015 Branding videos.

Dave’s Grip and Lighting was hired again by Austin, Texas production company Spotzen to provide  crew and equipment for the LPGA’s 2015 branding videos shot in the days preceding the CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Resort in Naples, FL.

Director Rich Tlapek discusses the shot with LPGA golfers Paula Creamer and Belen Mozo.

For the grip team we provided a 3-ton grip truck with ARRI M40 and M18 HMI lighting, generators, and a 4ft CamRunner slider. Camera department worked with Canon C300 and Canon 5D MkIII camera packages with Zeiss CP.2 Compact Primes and Canon 16-35 and 24-70 zoom lenses.

Day two had us fighting the elements with a constant stream of rain. Nothing a 20×20 Half Soft Frost and a couple of pop-tents can’t fix!

We used two shooting styles during this production. There was the sit-down-interview portion with proper lighting and grip support and then more of a run-and-gun style skit setup using available lighting throughout the golf course. Light and lean was the name of the game to get our skit shots in quickly without needing to close down a portion of the course.

During the coldest Florida day this year, DP Greg Daniels lines up his shot on the Canon C300 with LPGA golfer Lexi Thompson.

LPGA 2015 Branding Videos was a Spotzen production on behalf of Sacred Cow advertising agency. Produced by Amanda Fox, Production Manager Kate Eads, Directed by Rich Tlapek, Director of Photography Greg Daniels. (

It’s a wrap!! Ending another fantastic shoot on the 18th tee with the Spotzen production team, Sacred Cow agency team, Dave’s Grip and Lighting crew, and our LPGA handlers.