The Passing of a Titan

If you’re in the film world, you’ve probably already heard that Ed Phillips, CEO of Matthews Studio Equipment passed away last weekend.  For those of you who don’t know what MSE is, they make what we call grip gear. Basically, it’s tons and I mean TONS of tools to help us filmmakers put up lights, run dollies, shape light, support cameras, rig cameras to cars, etc. We own a lot of Matthews gear from our trusty apple boxes to our beefy combo stands. 

Our first piece of Matthews gear was their Master Car Mount. Since then, we’ve bought more and more gear from them to suit our needs as we grow. We want this to be a testimony to the legacy that Ed left behind. Ed built a company that prides itself on incredible customer service, superior build quality, and dependability. 

We wish we could attend his memorial and our hearts are hurting for our good friend Tyler, the Phillips family, and the massive Matthews Grip family. 

Rest In Peace, Ed. 

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