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Hurricane Rig used on IMAX movie.

If your wondering just how good the Hurricane Rig is then take a look at the website of rig owner Paul Williams. He has been using his rig to shoot time-lapse sequences for an IMAX movie. Click here to go … Continue reading

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Today 3D Follow Focus and Rig Control System

In this video I look at the Today3D stereoscopic follow focus and rig controller.  

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Hurricane Rig Options Video

I have prepared a video looking at the current options for the Hurricane Rig. These include the Bolster Bracket for heavier cameras and greater stability. The new oversize hood for large lenses and the Canon XF105, the new Cheese Plate … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rigs shoot “Inside the Line: The Indy 500” for 3Net

We received this report from Stereographer Andrew B Parke about how they used the Hurricane Rig to shoot a 3D programme about the Indy 500 motor race. Bruce Schultz was the D.P.  He asked me to be the Stereographer/Rig Technician … Continue reading

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Genus Hurricane 3D Camera Rig Wins Black Diamond Award at NAB 2011

The team at Genus are excited to announce that the Genus Hurricane 3D Camera Rig has won the prestigious  DV Black Diamond Award for Best of Show NAB 2011. The DV Black Diamond Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rig used on big budget 3D Cinema Commercial

I got back late last night from a big budget cinema commercial shoot where I was working with a pair of F3’s on a Hurricane Rig. All went very well and the DoP, (Denzil Armour-Brown)  was impressed by the rig. … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rigs used for Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation

A pair of Genus Hurricane 3D rigs was recently used with Canon camcorders to shoot the movie Night of the Living Dead 3D: ReAnimation. The cameras were used in many configurations including handheld, on Stedicams, camera cranes as well as … Continue reading

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SxSW… South by South West

Just a note to say pop by and see me and Manfrotto at South by South West in Austin Texas next week. Manfrotto have a trade stand at the event and I will be there doing demos of the Genus … Continue reading

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Manfrotto To Distribute the Genus Hurricane Rig.

Manfrotto will be handling distribution of the Hurricane Rig in many countries, notably the USA and UK as well as much of Europe. Rigs will be available from approved and trained Manfrotto dealers very very soon. I’ll try to list … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rig History

HISTORY of the Hurricane Rig: Alister Chapman is a professional TV cameraman and editor with over 20 years in the business. Originally training as an electronics engineer Alister has always enjoyed developing new ideas. In the 1980?s he helped pioneer … Continue reading

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