Matthews Studio Equipment introduces Litemover, the first off-the-shelf automated universal remote head made for adjusting light or reflector fixture positioning from the ground. Designed by working gaffer Erno Das, Litemover is component-based to accommodate light fixtures and reflector
boards weighing up to 220-lbs/100 kilos from popular brands like: ARRI, Cineo, Creamsource, Lightbridge, FilmGear, K5600, Matthews and more. With an easy and familiar interface and intuitive controls, Litemover is made to increase accessibility, save time, and add safety on set by eliminating the
need to climb high ladders to aim a light.

Litemover works with gaffers and lighting technicians to provide smooth remote pan, tilt and spot/flood focus control. It can easily be operated via the manual hand control, and is fully compatible with DMX, RDM and/or wireless DMX with its built-in CRMX. Litemover’s three precision motors quietly respond directly to the operator’s input even while the fixture is actively in use on a stand, crane, jib arm or other set hardware. To accommodate various working conditions, Litemover may be set up in standard or inverted underslung configuration, so it's not only convenient when working on stands but also with a studio lighting grid, aerial lift or telehandler.  Power is supplied by either a battery for wireless operation or may be cabled to suit the setup.

The Litemover system comes complete in a hard rolling case to rig a light fixture or reflector board. Each component is housed in rugged safety-orange high impact molded polycarbonate. Included are three quiet motor units, hand, pin, and clamp connectors, a 90-degree coupler, assorted support rods, and a manual push-button hand control. When it comes to power, the system features a V-Lock Battery unit and V-lock PSU to support most popular batteries. For regional input adaptability the kit features a 110/220 AC inverter to 14.4 Volts and all essential cables. The kit also includes three mounting adapters cover a vast array of today’s fixtures in standing or underslung modes. Additional adapters will be available.

To see the system in action visit: bit.ly/Litemover

Litemover is sold exclusively in the Americas by Matthews Studio Equipment. For more information about how the system works and availability contact: https://www.msegrip.com/products/litemover. For information outside of the Americas please visit: www.litemover.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.