3iSpreader History & Introduction
Let us introduce the 3iSpreader and how it was Invented
The 3iSpreader is a specific design for a specific product. It fits the world's most popular tubular metal tripod and solidly attaches to those legs in the most reliableconnection ever. The 3iSpreader is secure, dependable and foolproof & it succeeds by creating an entirely new spreader system.
Introducing the Irwin's
What does 3i mean? The ' i ' stands for Irwin and the ' 3 ' represents the three guys named Irwin : Mark, Matt and Ray.
MARK IRWIN CSC/ASC
Mark Irwin was born in Toronto and found an interest in film at an early
age , inspired by the Irwin camera that a distant relative made and
marketed in the 1930s. He grew up as the AV geek in public and high
school as well as at Waterloo University where ,after all of the years making
home movies and projecting films in classes , he made the leap to a Political
Science course examining Marshall McLuhan's ' The Medium is the Message'.
The York University Film Program was next and, graduating in 1973, he entered the bottom end of the non-union film business in Toronto working his way through porno movies, industrials, documentaries and low budget TV and films.
His break finally came on FAST COMPANY, the first of six films that he made with legendary director David Cronenberg. After shooting THE BROOD, SCANNERS, VIDEODROME, THE DEAD ZONE and THE FLY, Mark moved to Santa Barbara California and began working with directors like Wes Craven, Kevin Hooks, Todd Phillips and the Farrelly Bros. on films like SCREAM, PASSENGER 57, OLD SCHOOL and THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY.
He has shot over 120 films in Asia, Europe and North America and is a member of both the Canadian and American Society of Cinematographers as well as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
As a second generation cinematographer, Matt began life behind the camera when he was 8 years old. Under the guidance of his father and his crew, he worked as a camera trainee and camera assistant on 19 studio features before turning 20 and going to film school (Cal State Long Beach ) While studying ( and much more since graduating ) Matt has photographed on all formats ranging from mini DV to DSLR to RAW digital cinema to 16 mm & 35 mm film.
With a background that includes work on both larger budget studio films and low budget indies as a gaffer, camera operator, focus puller and lighting technician - as well as a humbling real world education from some of the best film crews in the business - he brings an understanding of film making from the artistic, technical and logistical perspectives. www.matt.irwincine.com
Ray Irwin was born in New Westminster BC and grew up in the Fraser River Valley in the city of Chilliwack. His work experience began in fluid power with 14 years helping engineers spec products for automated systems at companies like Wainbee Ltd., Skeans Engineering and SMC Pneumatics.
He then joined the steel / fabrication industry with aiding companies R&D and improving on existing designs and streamlining material costs. Ironside Design Manufacturing and Amix Steel have benefitted from his talents, especially currently at Amix in the Hi-Def CNC plasma cutting division.