Matthews has announced the “Mini Boom Rolling” kit. This boom on a dolly addresses the unique needs of stills photographers and content creators on set. Each part is individually designed to make the job easier. Together however, each piece form one efficient time-saving tool that slides smoothly where it is need it on set. The kit was designed for speed and ease in repositioning the key light during a shoot to help photographers maintain flow and momentum in their shots. The smooth-rolling 3-wheel base has multi-directional lockable casters and a 40-inch C-stand riser. On top is a 5/8″ baby pin that holds all the goodies you need for a sleek mini-boom and lighting adjustment.
Commenting on the Mini Boom Rolling Kit, which was inspired by renowned photo artist Jeremy Safer, said:
The Mini Boom Rolling kit solves many potential problems. The versatility of the base, risers, and arms means you can set the light anywhere in the room, whether it’s 3m or more above your subject, or you’re illuminating your subject on a balcony. When you need to move a heavy light, the rollway base carries all the weight and moves smoothly in all directions, so you can move it with just a light finger push.
The Mini Boom Rolling Kit is a combination of four essential equipment: a runway base, a 40″ C+ riser, a mini mat boom and a 10 lb bore bag. Low-rolling runway base (6152mm) supports luminaires (up to 113kg) attached directly to Posi V-Lock Junior receivers. Three non-marking, locking Tente casters provide straight tracking and positive locking. It weighs 9kg and can be extended to 812mm and folded to 508mm.
The 40″ C+ riser is made from Matthews proven steel, including an ergonomic T-handle, reinforced steel thread collar, and a knurled 5/8″ baby pin with a 3/8″-16 threaded tip. Provides the strength and reliability that are the hallmarks of the C-Stand. Extendable from about 115cm to 280cm.
The included mini-mat boom is an easy solution for adjusting lighting fixtures and strobes. Attaches to a 5/8″ baby pin, stretches from 115cm to 203cm and terminates on a 5/8″ pin. A steel reinforced thread collar ensures a solid bite from the T-handle, while the setscrew and V-brass brakes allow for durable 3-point contact. A knurled baby pin ensures a secure attachment, while the rear hook holds a sandbag for balance.
A 4.5kg bore bag is included for stability. Versatile steel shot bag can be quickly wrapped around stands, stanchions, braces, T-handles, arms and boom bases.
Matthews equipment is tough and built from top grade industrial materials, including steel components that are welded, coated, polished and assembled. Caster wheels are non-marking and locked in caster position and direction of rotation. The brakes guarantee a 3-point safety lock. The Mini Boom Rolling Kit is manufactured and quality controlled at the Matthews Burbank, Calif. headquarters.
Mini Boom Rolling will be on display at the Matthews booth at BILD Expo (booth number 228) in New York September 6-7, 2023.