Matthews Hollywood Chrome 20" C+Stand with Detachable Turtle Base, Grip Head and arm.
Features and Benefits:
- Serrated gobo heads insure a strong bite and prevents side roll.
- Stainless steel helicoil inserts in riser castings.
- V-shaped brass brakes ensuring 3-point strong contact.
- Stay put T-handles wont fall out of riser castings.
- Aluminum Magic Gasket ensures once grip head is engaged it will not slip and load won't sag.
- Knurled baby pin ensures whatever is being mounted stays put.
SET IT AND LEAVE IT!
One of the most popular models ever! Comes with a Turtle Base and Matthews Grip Head and Arm.
Universally seen as the best C-Stand, Griphead and Arm in the business due to its superior gripping strength, this product is the first choice of professionals and can be found on film sets all over the world .
Matthews Hollywood Arms are made of Stainless Steel and can come in black finish as well. T-Handles are ergonomically designed to allow for fast, efficient, safe tightening with little effort. Comes with our Hollywood Grip Head attached to one end, the strongest Grip Head in the business, and an additional Grip Head for positioning.
Matthews Studio Equipment is the original "Hollywood"grip supplier to the film and video industries they are well known for innovation, durability and build quality.
- Max Ht: 63”" (161cm)
- Min Ht: 30" (76cm)
- Capacity: 22lbs. (10kg)
- Weight: 13lbs (6kg)
- Footprint: 27.5" (70cm)
- Folded Base: 21" (54cm)
Detachable base for setting of fixtures at a low level
In 1974 Matthews Studio Equipment introduced the industry’s first folding base C-Stand. (C-Stand and Century Stand are registered trademarks of Matthews Studio Equipment, Inc.) Matthews now produces a wide range of C-Stands and related accessories to assist the motion picture, television and photographic professional in lighting and lighting modification support.
The term ‘Century Stand’ goes back to the early days of motion picture production. Before there was artificial lighting the stages would revolve to allow for continuous overhead lighting from the sun. Large reflectors would be positioned to bounce or kick the overhead light up onto the stage and illuminate the set and actors. These reflectors were made in many sizes but it seems the most popular was the 100 inch, or ‘century’, sized reflector. In later years, studios, grips and gaffers began to manufacture the earliest versions of what we now call C-Stands. The original C-Stands had welded bases that did not fold up or adjust but the fact that they easily nested together made them invaluable on the stage. Century Stands or ‘C’ stands are an important component in the image maker’s arsenal of tools.
These popular stands are available in many different configurations, lengths and finishes. The unique staggered leg design allows C-Stands to be nested and therefore be placed extremely close to one another on set. The lower leg can also be slid under many objects. The C+ offers a removable base for the risers, making disassembly for travel simple and easy without being cumbersome or having the awkwardness typical of other manufacturers. Patents applied for and pending. Fast, easy opening and closing.