February 18, 2013
By Melody Uy
Beverly Hills, California – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented a Technical Achievement Award to key grip Richard Mall for his creation of Matthews Studio Equipment’s MAX Menace Arm.
The letter to Mall said it all: “To Richard Mall, for the design and development of the Matthews MAX Menace Arm, is highly sophisticated and well-engineered, MAX Menace Arm is a safe and adjustable device that allows rapid, precise positioning of lighting fixtures, cameras or accessories. On-set or on location, this compact and highly portable structure is often used where access is limited due to restrictions on attaching equipment to existing surfaces.”