The fastest, most slick set up for a hostess tray ever made. A real improvement on the original hostess tray design.
October 17, 2016
This streamlined hostess tray is a must for any filmmaker's toy box. I was able to mount this tray on a Suburban and put an Alexa on it in under 5 minutes. It is a slick piece of equipment and most importantly it is sturdy and safe, just like the rest of the Matthews production equipment line. I trust the integrity of this tray enough to mount two Reds side by side on to the Brauer Hostess Tray and drive on rough roads reaching speeds of 50 miles per hour. The shots where amazing. Oh, and did I mention that with this hostess tray, not only can the window of the vehicle be up, but you can still open and close the door with the tray attached to the car?! These features are worth their weight in gold. No more post-production ADR replacing the windy unusable audio. AND the talent doesn't have to be held hostage in between takes but can be let in and out of the car without having to remove any part of the setup! This Brauer Hostess Tray is a major improvement on the original hostess tray design and a MUST have.
Pros- Fast set up, can be done in under 5 mins.
- Ability to keep the window rolled up - increasing the quality of the audio captured inside of the vehicle (No more post-production ADR expenses!)
- The door that the tray is set up on can still be opened and closed normally without removing any part of the tray setup