Matthews Studio Equipment recently partnered with DP Bill Kerrigan to develop the Kerri Kart – a unique cart/slider option for motion picture and television production.
While they were in development, Matthews 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,” said Tyler Phillips, Matthews vp of product management and marketing. “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,” said 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 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 added. “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 six-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 percent faster.”
Kerri Kart and its inventor, Bill Kerrigan, will be at 2016 NAB 2016 under the big white Matthews balloon.
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