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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Quasar/LED Fresnel 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.
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.
4 x Nanlite PavoTube 30C - 4ft RGBW LED tubes
These 4-foot RGB LED tubes can run off of wall power or battery. They can be quickly dialed into any hue at various levels of saturation and intensity. They can also produce white light in a broad spectrum of color temperatures.
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.
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.
Dracast 2000 LED Fresnel
This 5600K fresnel is comparable in output to maybe a 1.25K tungsten light.
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
- 4 x 100 watts
- 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
10 x Combo Stands
- 6 x Modern Mombo Combo (2 on the truck, 4 more available on request)
- 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
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
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
11 x Apple Boxes
- 4 x Full
- 3 x Half
- 2 x Quarter
- 2 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 Media Match
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 gaffer on numerous commercials, corporate shoots, movies, and reality television shows.
My listing at the Utah Film Commission Crew Directory
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Check out my rates
- Standard day rate: $1,200 ($600 for the truck, $600 for the gaffer)
- 3-days or more: $1,000/day (truck rental ⅓ off)
- Standard week rate: $4,500 for 5 days, $5,400 for 6 days (truck rental ½ off)
These rates are dependant on your situation and budget, and are negotiable.