Burbank, CA. Matthews Studio Equipment known for innovative state of the art technology to support the entertainment industry recently partnered with DP Bill Kerrigan to develop the Kerri Kart – a unique cart/slider option. While they were in development, MSE connected with potential users for input. Michael Gorcsynski (Movi Mikey), then camera tech at Hollywood Camera was one such voice. Today, Gorcsynski, now a full-time AC/camera operator is among the first to employ the now-in-production version of Kerri Kart.
“While we were in development mode, Michael became really interested in the prototype,” Tyler Phillips, VP of Product Management and Marketing at MSE. “He liked the cart – but thought it could be even more – handle more options that shooters need to be fast, creative, and compact. Once he saw the final version, he knew it would be key to many difficult shoots.”
“I couldn’t wait for Kerri Kart to be ready,” says Gorczynski. “Its versatility is unmatched. It is designed to have endless possibilities. You can mount anything on it. Last week, I had six cameras and two fully built gimbal systems attached to it last week on the set of America’s Got Talent – and it was a real head turner.
“Kerri Kart is keeping up with the growing technology, where other carts are becoming obsolete,” he adds. “It gives me a safe/secure spot to mount all of the expensive goodies – and stabilizers – all the while keeping my workspace in the center clear for performing tasks throughout my day.
“Before Kerri Kart, I was always placing the stabilizer on the ground on the tiny semi-useful stand, given by manufacturers. Tedious and hard to work with. Now, the Kerri Kart mounts it 6-feet in the air, so the camera is right in my face. My tools are located directly next to me while working on the stabilizer, which makes teching and balancing easily 50% faster.”
Kerri Kart and its inventor, Bill Kerrigan, will be at NAB 2016 – Booth #5437 – right under the big white Matthews balloon.
MSE is a 45-year-old manufacturer of industry-specialized hardware, camera and lighting support. Its equipment is being used on entertainment productions and in major studios in over 90 countries around the world. The company has been honored with the Presidential “E” Award for outstanding contributions to growing U.S. exports, strengthening the economy and creating American jobs. Matthews has been honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Technical Achievement. MSE offices are located at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at 4520 West Valerio Street, Burbank, CA 91505. www.msegrip.com