Happy New Year!

We are hard at work on our new catalog, and we want to feature your amazing creations.

Simply email photos of your Modern creations to Social@ModernStudio.com and be sure to include your full name and the show you were on! You can also tag @ModernStudioEquipment on Instagram or #ModernStudioEquipment and we will find your photo there! Feel free to send as many photos as you have. We’re going to make our selections by the end of February and we will let you know if we are going to feature you in the catalog by then.


unnamedWe’ve also refreshed the logo a bit. If you look around, you’ll notice a tribute to the past logo with the shaded equipment often accompanying the wordmark.


Remember to email your orders to Orders@ModernStudio.com

Spider Hi-Hat w/ Mitchell Plate

The innovative Spider Hi-Hat with Mitchell Plate allows the operator to achieve low angle shots on uneven surfaces by independently adjusting either of it’s three legs. Because of the independent legs you can easily add a tilt to your low angle shots as well. The included Modern Mitchel Plate can be used to attach various Fluid Heads to the hi-hat. At $1,125 list, the Spider Hi-Hat is a convenient accessory for getting creative low angle shots.

photo 2
Easily add a tilt to your low angle shot by adjusting the three legs accordingly
photo 1
The Spider Hi-Hat comes with a Mitchell Plate to easily adapt any Fluid Head


Pipe Spinning Gag 5/8″

This rig is often referred to as a “Mirror Rig,” which allows the user to mount up to six mirrors onto a stand to achieve various mirror lighting effects. The mirrors attach to Modern’s Mini Swivel Foam Core Holder, which attaches to Grip Heads mounted on any length of 5/8″ Pipe, which is then locked into the Pipe Spinning Gag. The whole rig can be rotated to produce a mirror lighting effect such as replicating Police Car Lights or simulating street lights shining into a camera car.

photo 2 (1)
Mounts up to six 5/8″ lengths of pipe
photo 3 (1)
Mini Swivel Foam Core Holder, Grip Head, and 5/8″ Pipe sold separately.


Over And Under Track Dolly

This unique dolly allows you to mount your camera over the track or even under it depending on your specific needs. The biggest advantage of having this dolly is that the camera carriage is completely locked in, allowing you to mount virtually any heavy duty camera system such as 3D cameras for example. The Over And Under Track comes in 10′ sections and can be linked together or hooked into High Rollers using two of Modern’s Pipe Truss Adapters with Ears. Even a Mitchell based camera system can be attached using added accessories. Priced at $1600 list, the Over And Under Track Dolly is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and durable pieces of equipment you’ll own.

photo 4
Allen Screws tighten the dolly onto the track

photo 2
















Speedrail Slider Stand

Modern’s innovative Speedrail Slider Stand supports the Modern Speedrail Slider Dolly System by giving you a much lower base without compromising stability. For example, the Speedrail Slider Stand is 9″ lower than Modern’s Lowboy Combo Stand. The lower stand gives you more working room and a wider range of possible shots. The stand also features an adjustable leg for leveling on uneven ground.

Priced at $215 list, the Speedrail Slider Stand is a strong budget alternative to similar stands on the market. Pick one up at our North Hollywood showroom today!

Speedrail Slider Stand 2
Speedrail Slider Stand is 9″ shorter than the Modern Lowboy Combo Stand
photo (1)
Optional Battery Tray sold separately at $100 list









  • Max Height:  42.5″
  • Min Height:   24.5″
  • Weight:         12.6lbs

*As always Modern’s gear is available for special order and can be made to your specifications. For example, the Speedrail Slider Stand can be designed to reach a higher max height or colored to your choice of gold or black finish.

Studio Baby Pipe Clamp

The newly redesigned Modern Baby Pipe Clamp features a tightening handle for quickly securing a light to a variety of different pipes. It also features a nut for tool tightening if necessary. Priced at $40 list, Modern’s ‘Studio Baby Pipe Clamp’ is now available for sale in our North Hollywood showroom.


Baby Pipe Clamp Baby Pipe Clamp 3

Modern’s Black Grip Stands

Modern Studio Equipment manufactures the world’s best grip stands that are built to last and made in America. Our Black Grip Stand is plated with a black color rather than the corrosive powder coating used by other companies. All of our stands are also available in a variety of coatings such as gold and aluminum to meet your specific needs. The stands are priced at $250 list for a Complete C-Stand 40″ and $240 list for a Complete C-Stand 20″. Stop by today to check out the Black Grip Stands in our North Hollywood showroom.

photo 2photo 1

Step Ladder Mitchell Mount

This high quality mount enables you to attach your camera to any double-sided step ladder. While similar mounts restrict access to the camera by forcing you to mount directly on top of the ladder, our one of a kind mount allows you to offset the camera to either side providing ample operating room and a better overall balance. Also, this is the only mount that can be attached without the need for ratchet straps. Priced at $1,200 list, the Step Ladder Mitchell Mount is available for sale in our North Hollywood showroom.

Step Ladder Mitchell Mount

Hello & Welcome

As we transition with Seno and the rest of the Moussally family, it is very important that everyone knows that we are keeping the same things that have made Modern the unique company that it is. All of our products will still be made in the USA. We uphold our exclusive ability to accommodate your custom requests at a fair price, and we welcome you as a member of the Modern family. We know that many people may have questions as to the direction of the company and we assure you that Modern will be the same legendary facility that can fulfill your equipment needs and custom requests.

Things to look forward to:
– Faster Lead Times
– Online Quoting and Ordering
– Consistent website updates with new products and specifications
– A new catalog
– Updated photos of our product line

We hope you come by the shop and say hello. We would love to meet all who have helped Modern become the rigging & grip industry leader over the past 35 years.