The Master Cinema Series platform cage takes nearly every aspect of your camera and turns it into a movie-making machine. In fact, the Letus MCS cage works great for essentially every kind of filmmaking scenario. Whether you love your Canon 5D, shoot weddings with a Sony FS-100, shoot music videos with your Canon 7D, or captivate audiences with your Sony F3. Or, ramp up to 120 fps on a Red Epic, or crank your ISO up to 20,000 on the new Canon C300.
MCS Cage Camera Versatility
This platform was not engineered for 7000 hours and battle-tested in the field to only serve DSLRs. Rather, it was designed to transform any digital film capture device into a system like Panavision and Arriflex.
Look at all of the cameras coming out. They are a plastic body with a lot of buttons. You can’t attach anything to them. You can’t rig them. They are not cinema ready. So, what Letus and I have done is give every camera a versatile cage to attach whatever is necessary to turn your camera into something that looks and feels like a 35mm motion picture camera.
The cage gives every camera assistant a place to put an on-board focus monitor, MDR for remote follow focus, cinetape, etc. Once you mount the cage to the camera, you’re set to roll. Moreover, there are plenty of gear companies that manufacture baseplates, handles, rods, etc. However, they were not designed as well as the MCS to serve as a platform for your camera.
Motion Cinema Series System
The MCS system gives you high-speed baseplates for quick conversion, high-end 3-stage matte boxes with anti-reflection tray, and rota polarization. Furthermore, it consists of Panavision gear technology in a follow focus, EVF extension/leveler technology, handles that don’t slip, and handles to grab the camera as the pros use.
- The Red Epic/Scarlet Cage gives the camera points to rig and accessorize.
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- The Canon 1DX is a DSLR with amazing features. This baby caged will take you by storm!
- The Sony FS-100: Caged and ready for action!!
The MCS platform is priced to ignite your creativity; to throw gasoline on your flame. So, nothing compares to it in price, design, or quality. Please come into Revolution Cinema Rentals for a test drive.
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About Filmmakers Academy Cinematographer Mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema. He’s a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors: McG’s Netflix Rim of the World and The Babysitter, plus Warner Bros. We Are Marshall and Terminator: Salvation; Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed and Act of Valor; and Gabriele Muccino’s There Is No Place Like Home and Fathers and Daughters. In addition, credits include Semi-Pro; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Into the Blue; Mr 3000; Drumline; 11:14, which earned Hurlbut a DVDX nomination; and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.