Matthews C-Stands have been supporting productions, big or small, for half a century. This December, to mark the anniversary of the ubiquitous Folding Leg C-Stand, Matthews offers something a ‘little’ different: a new Black 5” Pocket C-Stand™, just right for miniature and tabletop work, where small adjustments make a big impact.

Like its popular chrome counterpart, the new black powder-coated stand is a scaled down version of the famous full-sized equipment support, featuring a rugged steel build with a double riser, folding leg, and 2 fully functional aluminum grip heads with 3/16 holes. Named for length of its 5” (12.7cm) Arm, Pocket C-Stands offer an easy way to support standard dot and finger flags, as well as scrims and other mini gear. Weighing 13oz/368.5g they raise to a maximum height of 13”/33.02cm without the included Arm or 18”/45.72cm with the Arm.

The Black 5” Pocket C-Stand is available free with the purchase of a Mathews Pocket C-Stand in standard chrome plating. The BOGO Holiday special is available now and will run only while supplies last. The Black 5” Pocket C-Stand is not available for separate purchase.

Matthews family of C-Stands are available through the company’s worldwide dealer network. For more information visit: or

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.