Thought I would share an amazing day at Matthews studio equipment. I primarily use Matthews studio equipment grip gear on my grip trucks! Matthews has been building some of the best grip gear for the past 42 years. A family run business Tyler Phillips and his Dad Ed Phillips of Matthews studio equipment are good people. They now are in a new facility that has made the operation more efficient yielding faster turn around times for faster fulfillment.
The quality of Matthews studio equipment gear is nothing short of amazing. Largely made by hand the tolerances and precision are impressive! Their gear lasts forever opposed to the crap that comes from Asia. During my visit, they treated me like royalty!
While digital cinema cameras have changed dramatically almost every 3 years, grip gear has not changed much over the years.
Matthews studio equipment is truly one of the top innovators in the film and television business. The quality of the metal must be top grade as we work in the salt water a bunch here in Miami. Lives depend on the quality of the grip gear as lights and rigging seem to be frequently over people’s heads. Safety First!
Matthews studio equipment is also making some top notch cinema sliders these days. I have a couple of their Matthews studio equipment mini slider stands, they are a life saver!! The mini slider stands are purpose but for cine sliders, we no engirt have to mess around with low combo stands!! I also have my eye on their new duty dolly. I will be taking a close look at this dolly at the upcoming NAB. We also stock Matthews studio equipment car mount systems. We have a variety of gear to rig a camera on a car, motorcycle, baby stroller, you name it!!!