A freelance Steadicam operator/owner and lighting cameraman with over 25 years' experience of shooting film and TV drama, promos, commercials and live OBs. With bases in Liverpool, Manchester and London, Alan offers production companies an ability to work quickly and efficiently within the demands of tight scheduling without compromising quality.
Alan is a member of the Steadicam Operators Association, BECTU and The Guild of Television Cameramen.
Alan's rig will fly all formats; from the heaviest film cameras to the smallest and lightest mini HDV and DSLR models.
- MK-V Evolution Steadicam rig
- Walter Klassen rear mount harness
- MK 3a Front mount harness
- Preston 3 channel LCS
- Marell video link
- Step-on/Step-off Rickshaw
- Transvideo HD Superbright monitor
- Sit/kneel-on Rickshaw
- Archos onboard recorder
- Low mode kit and weight cage
- Antler stabilisation system
- AJA HD Downconverter for RED
- Walter Klassen vehicle hard mount
Alan has two Rickshaws specifically designed to achieve fast tracking/running shots using Steadicam.
The standard sit/kneel on Rickshaw allows the rig to be hard mounted using the Walter Klassen Garfield bracket. The operator can sit or kneel on the deck for either normal or low mode shots.
The Rickshaw also has a standard Boss adapter enabling bazooka sections, vibration isolator and head to be attached for conventional camera shooting. It is also great with hand held.
The Step on/Step off Rickshaw allows the operator to wear the Steadicam rig and mount and dismount during the shot. Ideal for running down a street with an artiste then following them up stairs in one move.
The rig can also be hard mounted via the Klassen self leveling Garfield mount and the operator can either stand, sit or kneel. The ground clearance of the Rickshaw can be quickly adjusted by changing the height of its 3 wheels.
Both models come equipped with robust off-road mountain bike wheels or balloon wheels and can be used in either extended or compact mode depending on space at the shooting location.
Each Rickshaw can be assembled quickly and easily with a simple allen key.
Both Rickshaws have recently been used on feature film "Northern Soul", BBC drama "Good Cop", "Eternal Law", "Hollyoaks", "The Other Child", "Paradox" & "Fallen Angel".
"I think that your Rickshaw is fantastic. With relative ease I did a great step off for an important stunt scene. Good stuff!"
Roger Tooley -Steadicam op. on "Good Cop"