A leading supplier of camera supports and other hardware for camera movement, MAT (Mad About Technology) was founded in 1976 by Peter Braun and is based in Potsdam. The company produces a range of camera mounting systems that have been used on both film and TV productions.
The MAT-TOWERCAM in its standard form is a remote controlled, telescoping camera column, which can be combined with a remote head (360° pan). The column runs very smooth and almost silent, reaching a maximum lens height of approx. 15 ft. The range also offers several specialised variations, including remote control options.
MAT also produces the MAT-LIZARD dolly, the MAT-SPEEDTRACK and MAT-CRUISECAM camera tracking systems, MAT-LIFTCAM, remote heads including the Scorpio stabilised model and cranes and jibs such as the Moviebird MB35, Phoenix and T15 Telescopic jib. MAT systems have been used on films including Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive, World War Z, The International, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Casino Royale; and TV productions such as the MTV European Music Awards, U2 live at Brandenburg Gate and sports coverage of the European Swimming Championships and Formula 1.