While 2020 was a wild and disruptive year for everyone, it was also a year of learning to adapt in an ever-changing world and reflecting on what we have to offer to this changing world. In January of 2020, when the first reports of COVID-19 were hitting the media, Michael Sutton began this reflection process, having a feeling that the film industry was about to experience a major shift in how projects were made and how equipment would be utilized. With all this in mind, MUTINY was founded.
By March of 2020, MUTINY became Michael’s main focus. His goal was, and has always been, to conceptualize unique solutions for the film industry, mixing solid engineering solutions with on-set practicality. He spent most of the year focused on developing a remote four-wheel drive robot system for filmmaking for an investor who tragically passed away from COVID in the midst of the pandemic. Having to reflect and adapt once again, Michael moved forward with a new concept in mind. With 30 years in the film industry as a Director of Photography and having developed film accessories and products in the past, Michael knew what the obvious next stop would be. MUTINY transitioned into solely developing film accessories and products using the most innovative components available on the market today.
As 2021 rolled around, Avery Adebogun jumped on board at MUTINY as an equal partner. With this partnership solidified, MUTINY launched its first product line in early 2021. The line was an instant success. The company continues to add new Ecco system-type solutions, with a focus specifically on RED cameras. They hope to focus 2022 on expanding their workforce and obtaining a significant increase in solutions, for not just RED cameras but other cinema-based systems, including ARRI, Sony, and Canon.
You may be wondering what this all has to do with Freakshow HD? Michael was so taken with Freakshow HD’s product line, he knew he had to partner with them to make the MUTINY dream become a reality. Of the products, Michael says, “I have tested pretty much every 12G SDI DA ever made, and I have found that many on the market are simply not true 12G or have serious issues, like 3G BNC ports and bad electronics. Freakshow HD simply makes the best compact true 12G SDI distribution amps in the industry… hands down. Even better, they are built in the U.S.A. using the highest quality components. You truly cannot find a better 12G SDI DA on the market today.”
And so, with their 2022 goals in mind, MUTINY will be featuring Freakshow HD built-ins as they expand their 12G SDI offerings into onboard camera solutions. A partnership for the ages!
At Freakshow, we are always thrilled to expand our network and hopeful we can help others expand theirs as well.
Freakshow HD was founded over a decade ago as the leading video assist systems rental company in Los Angeles, providing its freelance operators and their clients with the most integrated and feature-rich video assist systems backed by unparalleled support. Since its inception, Freakshow HD has grown into a manufacturing powerhouse, leveraging its sixty years of combined experience to create robust, cost-efficient, and cutting-edge solutions for anyone in need of the highest-spec video distribution, amplification, and switching tools. Freakshow HD LLC is based in Hollywood, California, U.S.A., and their clients are in the film/broadcast, aerospace, and defense industries.