Everything you need for your small to medium video, commercial, or even feature film in Utah
Do you need to shoot in Salt Lake City, Park City, or some other part of Utah? I have all the lighting and grip gear you’ll need packed into one very versatile sprinter-style van.
All the gear is on professional Studio Carts, and the van is equipped with a Tommy Gate lift gate, so no one will have to break their backs loading in or out. If your shoot needs to be more spry and mobile, no worries. The unique folding-style of the lift gate permits full access to the van’s contents without having to lower the gate.
I have shot all over Utah, and will travel anywhere in the state. If your shoot needs it, I’m happy to work in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and beyond.
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2-Ton Lighting and Grip Package
Our grip/electric package includes everything you need to shoot a commercial, short film, or TV episode, loaded onto a high-roof Ram Promaster 3500 with a Tommy Gate liftgate. Everything rolls off the truck on professional carts by Studio Carts.
Godox KNOWLED MG1200bi Bi-Color LED
This light has a tunable color temperature range between 2800k and 6500k, but still manages to be brighter than an Aputure 1200D.
Our MG1200bi comes with a full compliment of reflectors: 15-, 30-, 45-, and 60-degree. The wider reflectors allow for a broad wash of light while the narrower ones concentrate the light for greater output. Compared to Aputure's 1200d, when set to 5600k, this light outputs nearly a full stop more light with each respective comparable reflector.
This kit also includes a 59-inch parabolic soft box with an egg crate and magic cloth and 1/2 grid diffusion.
The MG1200bi is IP54 rated for water and dust resistance which means, in part, that it can be left out in the rain with no problems.
2 x Prolycht Orion 675 FS
The Prolycht Orion 675 is a full-color, full spectrum cob light. It's the Swiss Army Knife of professional lighting. It can produce white light at any temperature from 1,800k to 20,000k, and any color of light you can imagine. Unlike most RGB fixtures, The Orion uses an RGBACL array (red, green, blue, amber, cyan, lime) to create color. As a result, colors are far more saturated than with normal RGB lights. White light is created using the full spectrum, so skin tones are far more pleasing and natural looking.
Because of the way the light engine works, using all the colors to make light, the Orion loses very little output when changing color temperatures. As a result, it outputs greater intensity than any bi-color light in the same wattage range, and can even rival daylight-only fixtures.
In addition to all that, it can simulate Lee and Rosco gels and create lighting effects like fire, police lights and so forth. Unlike other cob lights, the Orion doesn't have a separate power box that you need to attach to your light stand. Everything is contained in the head.
Our kit includes 2 Orion 675s, Prolycht's 10-inch fresnel and barn doors, and an assortment of reflectors and soft boxes, including the Prolycht 60-inch dome and 35-inch lantern.
2 x Godox KNOWLED F400bi 4x2 Flexible Bi-color LED Mats
These very light, very bright LED mats from Godox make great 2-person interview key lights. They weigh very little and can be boomed out over your subject without getting in your shot, but with their 4ft by 2ft surface area, still provide a very big, soft source.
Each mat comes with a soft box, diffusion, and egg crate, and a nifty mount that holds the four corners taut while giving you a baby spud to attach to. Each runs at 400 watts, so you won't want for brightness, and they can be tuned from 2700K to 8500K so you can dial in just the color temperature you need.
The kit is rated IP65 for dust and water resistance, so it can survive a fair bit of mistreatment from the elements. These lights are slightly bigger, slightly brighter, and weigh slightly less than the comparable instrument from LiteMat.
6 x Quasar Crossfade 4ft 6-bank
Each of these fixtures contain six 4-foot Quasar Crossfade self-ballasted LED tubes. They are mounted in a Kino Flo 4ft/4bank fixture, but have been customized to be able to hold 6 tubes instead of the customary 4. Each tube can have its color temperature dialed in from 2000 Kelvin up to 6000.
Each tube can be removed from the fixture to be used individually for smaller lighting tasks. Each of these tubes has only 1/3 of a stop less output than a full Kino 4ft 4bank, so they are useful alone, and produce a massive amount of light when used together. Furthermore, they are dimmable, so they can be fine-tuned to the exact amount of output needed.
Each tube only consumes 50 watts of power at full output, so the whole fixture at maximum power only requires 300 watts, the same as an old fluorescent Kino Flo 4ft 4bank.
Kit includes 2 dopChoice SnapGrids for Kino Flo 4ft 4-banks.
3 x Quasar Crossfade 2ft 6-bank
Just like the 4-foot banks above, these 2-foot fixtures consist of a Kino Flo shell customized to hold 6 Quasar Crossfade tubes. Each tube can be removed from the fixture and used independently, each can have their color temperature dialed in from 2000 to 6000 Kelvin, and each is dimmable.
2-foot Quasar Crossfades only require 25 watts of power per tube at full power, so the whole fixture with 6 tubes inside only requires 150 watts.
4 x Nanlite PavoTube 30C - 4ft RGBW LED tubes
These 4-foot RGB tubes from Nanlite each contain their own internal battery and can run for hours, depending on the intensity they are set to, without being plugged into the wall. They can be mounted on tube clamps and attached to a c-stand or just taped to the wall or hand-held depending on the situation. If the battery does run out, they can be plugged in and go all day.
We have egg crate grids for each of the tubes, as well as single- and double-tube clamps with baby pins for mounting. These lights are incredibly versatile and mobile, and we use them on virtually every shoot.
4 x Nanlite PavoTube 15C - 2ft RGBW LED tubes
Each of these 2-foot tubes can be tuned to any color of RGB light or any temperature of white light from 2700K-6500K. They can run off of internal batteries or wall power.
2 x Nanlite PavoTube II 6C 10" RGBWW LEDs
These tiny tube lights have internal batteries and can also run off of house power or off a standard USB-C power bank. They have magnetic ends and can therefore just stick to a steel surface. They also come with small screw in tripods that make them stand upright. Each one has a removable egg-crate to control spill. They can emit white light from 2700K to 6500K, and are fully RBG tunable.
2 x Aputure B7c RGB light bulb
This RGB bulb can run off of its own internal battery or be plugged into a standard Edison light socket to run off mains and recharge. We have a cabled light socket with the light to be able to charge it or rig it according to your needs.
1 x Nanlite Forza 500
The Nanlite Forza 500 is a daylight balanced COB light. The head is very compact and only weighs about 5 pounds, but it still outputs as much light as some 1200 watt HMIs. It's perfect for rigging out on a menace arm or some other place where weight and size are an issue.
Includes a 10-inch fresnel with barn doors.
2 x Intellytech Light Canon Pro LED Fresnel
These 5600K daylight balanced fresnels have an output similar to a 2K tungsten light. Unlike tungsten, however, they do not run hot, they are fully dimmable without any change in color, and they only require about 400 watts each to power.
Each fixture includes a standard set of barn doors and a soft box.
4 x Intellytech F-165 LED Fresnel
These 5600K daylight balanced fresnels consume only 165 watts at full power, yet have output comparable to a 1K tungsten fixture. They produce no heat and are fully dimmable without color shift. Each includes a set of barn doors.
Nanlite Forza 60 II Daylight
This compact cob fixture can be powered by a pair of Sony L batteries and comes with a hand grip for using on the run. Despite it's small size, it packs a punch.
Dracast 2000 LED Fresnel
This 5600K fresnel is comparable in output to maybe a 1.25K tungsten light. Available upon request.
9 x Topfotos LED Fresnels
This assortment of smaller 5600K fresnels provides a lot of options for shaping light and adding accents to your scene. It includes the following fixtures:
- 2 x 200 watts (available on request)
- 4 x 100 watts (2 on truck, 2 available on request)
- 1 x 50 watts
- 2 x 20 watts
4 x Bestlight 900 LED Panels
These generic, daylight-balanced panels require only 50 watts of power, and have a small footprint.
22 x Stingers
- 1 x 100 ft
- 1 x 75 ft
- 12 x 50 ft
- 8 x 25 ft
19 x Squeezers
- 7 x 1,000 watt
- 6 x 1,000 watt (fan speed controller type)
- 3 x 600 watt
- 3 x 300 watt lamp dimmer
9 x Combo Stands
- 5 x Modern Mombo Combo (2 on the truck, 3 more available on request)
- 2 x Matthews Hollywood 3-rise Combo
- 2 x Matthews 2-rise Combo
- 2 x Low Boy
18 x C-Stands
- 14 x 40"
- 4 x 20"
Our C-stands come on a Studio Carts Mini Quad Cart which includes rotating caster front wheels, plenty of integrated baby pins to attach things to, and a complement of tennis balls for safety.
5 x Baby Stands
7 x Light Stands
1 1/4-inch speed rail frame with Norm's hardware.
With Silk, Ultrabounce, Solid
8x8 Breakdown Frame
1-inch square tube breakdown frame with Norms and Matthews hardware.
With 1/2 Silent Grid, Magic Cloth
3/4-inch square tube frame and hardware from Modern.
With Silk, Ultrabounce, 1/4 Silent Grid, 1/4 Silk, Magic Cloth
15 x 4x4 Scrims
- 2 x Floppy
- 3 x Solid (2 on truck, 1 more available on request)
- 2 x Single
- 2 x Double
- 2 x Silk
- 4 x gel frame (2 on truck, 2 more available on request)
- 4x4 40° Soft Grid / LCD / Egg crate
- 2 x Slip-ons
- 1/2 Silent Grid
- 1/4 Silent Grid
16 x 24x36 Scrims
- 3 x Solid
- 2 x Single
- 2 x Double
- 3 x Silk
- 6 x gel frames
5 x 18x24 Scims
- 2 x Solid
- 3 x Silk
42+ x Clamps
- 12 x Cardellini
- 10 x Mafer
- 2 x Duck-bill
- 3 x C-Clamp
- 4 x Scissor
- 5 x Furniture
- 3 x Gag
- 3 x Grip Head
- many grip clips
2 x Triple Headers
2 x Menace Arm Kits
- 1 American Menace Arm Kit for 1-1/4" speed rail
- 1 Modern Over-Under Menace Arm Kit for 1-1/4" speed rail
11 x Apple Boxes
- 4 x Full
- 3 x Half
- 2 x Quarter
- 4 x Pancake
22 x Sandbags
- 6 x 35-lbs
- 11 x 25-lbs
- 3 x 20-lbs
- 2 x 15-lbs
- 2 x 10-lb Boa
2 x Ladders
- 9-step (telescoping, multi-position)
5 x Professional Studio Carts
We have four carts by Studio Carts on the truck with all our gear loaded onto them:
- Studio Duz-All Cart
- Mini Kino Cart
- C-Stand Mini Quad Cart
- Mini Muscle Cart
We also have a camera cart for use by your camera department:
- Proaim Victor 36" Camera Cart
And we keep one utility cart on the truck for your convenience:
- RocknRoller MultiCart R18RT Mega Plus with 2 x GripNGaff stand and tripod utility bags
Learn about me, the gafferMy latest Credits at StaffMeUp
Matthew graduated from the film program at Brigham Young University in 1998 with an emphasis in screenwriting. He then moved to Los Angeles and spent nearly 20 years working on films, TV shows, and on other smaller video projects in various capacities. He started as a lowly intern in a development company called Davis Entertainment. From there, he gravitated toward the camera and grip/electric departments and ended up learning the skills and acquiring the gear of a gaffer and cinematographer.
Matthew has done lighting both for live action film and still photography. He has worked with celebrities like Jessica Alba, football player Russel Wilson, comedians Maz Jobrani and David Koechner, and musician will.i.am. On the stills side, he has done lighting for major fashion brands like Forever 21 and the Gap, for publications like People Magazine, and for events like the 2016 SAG Awards.
Matthew currently works and resides in Utah. He has served as cinematographer or gaffer on numerous commercials, corporate shoots, movies, and reality television shows.
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Check out my rates
- Standard day rate: $1,350 ($700 for the truck, $650 for the gaffer)
- 3 or 4 days: $1,100/day (truck rental about ⅓ off)
- Standard week rate: $5,000 for 5 days, $6,000 for 6 days (truck rental ½ off)
These rates are dependent on your situation and budget, and are negotiable.