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Chapman, Alistair

In 1999, Alistair got a commission from National Geographic to produce a one hour special about Tornado Chasing, then, in 2004 he started working with 3D using a Nu-View stereoscopic camera adapter. In 2004 he started working with 3D using a Nu-View stereoscopic camera adapter. He has now many highly regarded stereoscopic films to his name as either camera operator, stereographer or S3D consultant. He consulted on major projects for New York museums, worked with the military,  provided stock footage to over 30 different clients, produced corporate videos and filmed for the BBC, Sky, NBC and Discovery.

Alistair is also the man behind the award winning Hurricane Rig (see picture below).


In April 2010, Alister demonstrated his rig at NAB in Las Vegas, almost immediately he had a queue of people wanting him to build a rig for them. The Genus Hurricane 3D Camera  Rig was the winner of the DV Black Diamond Award for Best of Show NAB 2011.The DV Black Diamond Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the art and science of video technology. In order to keep costs down the rig does not feature the electronic controls often found on high end 3D rigs. Instead the rig has simple, easy to use manual control of camera alignment and camera adjustment. The use of manual controls makes the rig particularly well suited to educational users, training establishments and experimenters as they are simple to operate and easy to understand. The street price of the Hurricane rig is 8,500$.

Alistair's web site is here. His bio is here.

The Hurrican rig is constructed by GENUS and distributed by Manfrotto.