Easier Booming Light Setup on Set at BILD Booth # 228

Matthews Studio Equipment’s Mini Boom Rolling Kit caters to the unique on-set needs of still photographers and content creators. Individually, each component was engineered to make the job easier, yet combined they become one efficient time-saver, sliding smoothly wherever needed on set. The Mini Boom Rolling Kit package is designed to add speed and ease to repositioning the key light throughout a shoot so the photographer can better maintain flow and momentum. There’s a smooth rolling 3-wheeled base with multi-direction locking casters carrying a 40” C-Stand riser. Atop it a 5/8” Baby Pin holds a sleek mini boom and all the goods needed to adjust lighting.

Inspired by renowned photo artist, Jeremy Saffer, he calls it: “The solution to many potential problems. The versatility of the base, riser, and arm means I can set the light anywhere in the room at any direction even 10+ feet above the subject or lighting them in a balcony above. When that heavy light needs to be moved, I can do so with just a slight push of my finger as the Rollway Base takes on all the weight and moves smoothly in every direction.”

The Kit is a combination of four essential tools: the Runway base, 40” C+ Riser, Mini MatthBoom and a 10 pound/kg Boa Bag. The components may also be individually used. The low rolling Runway Base (6”/152mm) supports light fixtures (up to 250 lbs/113kg) mounted directly to its Posi-V-Lock Junior Receiver. Three non-marking, locking Tente casters provide straight tracking and secure locking. Weighing 20-lbs. (9kg), it expands to 32″/812mm, yet folds to 20”/508mm.

The 40” C+ Riser offers the hallmark strength and reliability of Matthews renowned steel C-stands with ergonomic T-handles, steel reinforced threaded collars, and a knurled 5/8” Baby Pin featuring a 3/8”-16 threaded tip. It extends from 45.5” to 110.5”.

The accompanying Mini Matthboom is the solution for easy light fixture and strobe adjustment. Built of steel to remain rigid, even loaded with accessories, it can mount on a 5/8″ Baby Pin and telescopes from 45”/115cm to over 80” 203cm at full extension, terminating in a 5/8″ pin. Steel reinforced threaded collars ensure a solid bite from t-handles while set-screws and V-shaped brass brakes enable durable 3-point contact. A rear hook is ready to grab a sandbag for balancing while the knurled baby pin ensures safe mounting.

To help stabilize, Matthews includes a 10 pound/4.5kg Boa Bag. This versatile steel shot bag quickly wraps around the base of any stand, column, brace, T-handle, arm, or boom.

Matthews’ equipment is built tough from top grade industrial materials including steel components which are welded, coated, polished, and assembled. Caster wheels are non-marking and lock in the caster position as well as rotationally. Brakes ensure 3-point secure locking. Equipment’s Mini Boom Rolling Kit is manufactured, and quality controlled in Matthews Burbank, California headquarters, adjacent to some of the world’s most demanding studios.

Those who attend BILD Expo in NYC, September 6-7 can see the Mini Boom Rolling Kit as well as more from Matthews Studio in Booth # 228. For more information visit: https://bit.ly/MSE-MBRK for these smart solutions. For information about Matthews Studio Equipment visit www.msegrip.com

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.