We’re excited to share our latest press on the 3iSpreader, check out an article below on NewsShooter.com announcing our partnership with Matthews Studio Equipment.
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3iSpreader by Matthews
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Matthews Grip bringing the 3iSpreader online again!
With support from Matthews we’re forging into a new future and we’re excited to start a new era of the 3iSpreader on set! With our revolutionary product, Finally there is a better way to Stand on your Own 3 Feet!
Check out the 3iSpreader on set from the recent release “Prey”, a sequel to the popular 1987 classic Predator the Movie.
Filming in an Historic Church, Expensive Mansion and working Boatyard
Welcome to 3iSpreader Behind the Scenes in Vancouver, British Columbia
Ronford tripod and the new 3iSpreader
3iSpreader and Mark Irwin, ASC/CSC in American Cinematographer
Check out our article in the latest American Cinematographer featuring 3iSpreader and our founder Mark Irwin, ASC/CSC
Teen Beach Movie 2 Behind the Scenes Part 1
Teen Beach Movie 2 premieres tonight on the Disney Channel
Its a kid friendly surf musical
I shot the original and this sequel in Puerto Rico
This is how Disney publicity shows it
And maybe an interview ‘ behind the scenes ‘
That is where we live and work – no publicity here. Just ask SuJeng.
Luna pushes a fully dressed Alexa in the sand
Is not always a day at the beach
Our ‘ favorite ‘ combination -sand and saltwater
Carlitos knows it. He’s barefoot
Thats why PJ Gaffers in San Juan
If you rent out cameras in the Caribbean, you know that one thing is certain
The tripods are going into the sand and the surf will try to find a way to get you wet
The trick is to keep the cameras OUT of the sand and surf
The crews in San Juan trust their 3iSpreaders
And finish their days at the beach
Safe from the salt and sand. Get wet and stay dry. Trust a 3iSpreader to make your day
Thank you for joining us for Part 1 of Teen Beach Movie 2, tune in next week for the conclusion.
Splinter Unit in a Sprinter Van
Join us for a day with 3iSpreader, Mark Irwin ASC/CSC and actor/director William H. Macy filming The Layover in Vancouver.
Still on the road with director William H. Macy
And he needs more shots for a highway montage
We hit the road and found the perfect vantage point. Perfect except …
We need a high angle and all we have is a Sprinter van. No scaffold …no roof rack…no plywood…losing the light
Good thing we have a 3iSpreader, with 3 rubber tips on a slippery metal roof.
Then drop the camera down to the grips and Bill says
” Great job ! I need more shots ” so off we go and grab more pass-bys
From another highway bridge
Its a splinter unit. Not even second unit but who cares?
Our 3iSpreader can adapt to any terrain
And set up quickly and securely
By adjusting to any curb
Without sandbags or apple boxes
We get the shots and Bill is happy but wants a few more angles just in case so…
We hustle on down the road until the sun sets.
Make your day, whether it is First unit, Second unit or a Splinter unit.
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3i Adventures : 3iSpreader filming The LayOver in Surrey, British Columbia
Another early call for the 3iSpreader & Mark Irwin ASC/CSC
Driving across the Port Mann bridge into Surrey, British Columbia
3iSpreader arrives in Surrey, British Columbia, that’s in Canada as you can see, Ehh?
William H Macy is behind the camera on this one
It’s a road picture called The Layover
And we’re on the Road everyday!
Bill Macy set’s the shot with Matthias Mellinghaus, our 1st AD
Rob and Triston set up their Alexa and 24-290
High above Highway 99
Shane Likes the 3iSpreader. Quick and Dependable. NO SPIKES, NO BUNGEES, NO SANDBAGS, NO HASSLES.
We Scramble up hills and overpasses to get the shots
Bill gives it a thumbs up, director approved!
Now is your chance to give it a try. Finally, a better way to stand on your own Three Feet.
Sorry….We’d love to talk more but we are moving on…Catch our next 3i Adventure online at www.3iSpreader.com/online and thanks for tuning in! #3iSpreader
3iSpreader & The Layover
Mark Irwin CSC/ASC is shooting THE LAYOVER in Vancouver with director William H. Macy. It is a ‘road’ picture with two girls ( Alexandra Daddario and Kate Upton ) who get way laid on their vacation flight and end up in St. Louis instead of Florida. They decide to make the most of their time and try a hot air balloon ride with a fellow passenger ( Matt Barr ).
We shot at Boundary Bay Beach with a basket, gas burner and a crane ( CGI ballon to match the real one in the real St. Louis ). After the launch, we put our two Arri Alexas on a platform that was 25 feet in the air and shot coverage of the actors ‘ in flight’.
With real wind rattling the plywood deck and weight at a minimum, the 3iSpreaders on each tripod made the day’s work safe and secure. No piles of sandbags, no flimsy bungee cords, no fear of an accidental disconnection. The crew just grabbed the sticks, put them on the hairy edge of the scaffold and, when we wrapped, folded them up with the 3iSpreader securely folded up inside.
Unlike the unhappy paparazzi ( BTW the big guy is the one who clipped Ryan Reynolds in a parking garage.
Check out some pictures below and check back www.3iSpreader.com/online for the Latest News about The Layover, and follow them on Instagram at @TheLayoverFilm