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  • NEW! The VTR | Chapman UK

    NEW! THE VTR Telescoping column with a maximum reach of 25ft 7in and a minimum height of 7ft 5in | Achieve height without the footprint of a standard Hydrascope | Mounted on the CS Base for a maximum width 104cm | Telescopes quickly and smoothly | Maximum payload 89kg / 190lbs | One trained technician dispatched with unit ​ Available today IMPORTANT NOTICE ​ CHAPMAN UK CONDUCT ANNUAL CRANE TESTING ON ALL OF OUR CRANES VIA RIGGING SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 . FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A TESTING CERTIFICATE FOR A SPECIFIC CRANE, PLEASE CONTACT US. ON SET SHOTS 1/1

  • Home | Chapman UK

    ACHIEVE SMOOTH, TELESCOPIC HEIGHT IN AN INSTANT AWARD WINNING GRIP EQUIPMENT FOR HIRE CRANES & BASES DOLLIES REMOTE HEADS TRACKING VEHICLES RIGS & SUPPORT Out of gallery RECENT PRODUCTIONS GETTING TO GRIPS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DENNIS FRASER BUY THE BOOK TODAY ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO THE GRIPS BRANCH BENEVOLENT FUND #CHAPMANUK MOBILE SITE AVAILABLE NOW

  • 15' Hydrascope | Chapman UK

    15' HYDRASCOPE BRAND NEW TO THE UK | The latest addition to the UK Hydrascope range | Telescoping crane system​ for use in dry and very wet environments | Ideal for small sets and compact spaces | Easy setup | Compatible with multiple remote heads | One trained technician dispatched with unit ​ IMPORTANT NOTICE ​ CHAPMAN UK CONDUCT ANNUAL CRANE TESTING ON ALL OF OUR CRANES VIA RIGGING SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 . FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A TESTING CERTIFICATE FOR A SPECIFIC CRANE, PLEASE CONTACT US. ON SET SHOTS 1/1

  • About Us | Chapman UK

    ABOUT US THE EXPERIENCE Managing Director of Chapman UK, Dennis Fraser MBE, has gripped for over 100 motion pictures. His credits include Where Eagles Dare , Kelly's Heroes and An American Werewolf in London . He is considered an industry expert and has influenced the design of most Grip equipment still widely used today. Dennis Fraser (Centre), Cast & Crew - Kelly's Heroes (1970) THE EXPERTISE We are renowned for our expert technicians and engineers, whether it be for on-set support or advice on how to plan the perfect shot. We provide the expertise to ensure that you have the equipment you need for a smooth-running set. Chapman Leonard 'Dually' on set Fury, (2014) THE SUPPORT Chapman UK Team, (2020) Meet the team! These are the people at Chapman UK providing all the support you need for a successful shoot. From enquiries and quotes, to specialist tracking driving, remote head operation and engineering support on set.

  • Cranes & Bases | Chapman UK

    CRANES & BASES State of the art telescopic and modular camera cranes, designed to meet the creative ambitions of today's film makers TELESCOPIC CRANES JIBS & LENNY ARMS CRANE BASES TELESCOPIC CRANES NEW! 15' HYDRASCOPE 20' HYDRASCOPE 32' HYDRASCOPE 43' HYDRASCOPE 52' HYDRASCOPE 73' HYDRASCOPE NEW! THE VTR MINISCOPE 5 MINISCOPE 7 JIBS & LENNY ARMS LENNY MINI LENNY II PLUS CRANE ARM LENNY III CRANE ARM STINGER I STINGER II MOBILE CRANE BASES THE RAPTOR NEW! THE SUPER RAPTOR THE RHINO

  • Lenny III | Chapman UK

    LENNY III PLUS CRANE ARM Our largest fixed arm crane | Excellent for use with Steadicam platforms | Ride-on weight of 250kg | Up to 41 different modular configurations | One trained technician dispatched with unit ​ Find out more below... ​ ​ ​ IMPORTANT NOTICE ​ CHAPMAN UK CONDUCT ANNUAL CRANE TESTING ON ALL OF OUR CRANES VIA RIGGING SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 . FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A TESTING CERTIFICATE FOR A SPECIFIC CRANE, PLEASE CONTACT US. ON SET SHOTS 1/0 PRODUCT COMPARISON ​ CLICK TO EXPAND

  • Miniscope 5 & 7 | Chapman UK

    MINISCOPE Minscope 5 & Miniscope 7 both available from Chapman UK now | Our smallest telescopic arm | Built in end stops prevent sudden and abrupt movement | One trained technicians dispatched with unit | Compatible with multiple remote heads ​ Find out more below... ​ ​ RISK ASSESSMENT PRODUCT COMPARISON IMPORTANT NOTICE ​ CHAPMAN UK CONDUCT ANNUAL CRANE TESTING ON ALL OF OUR CRANES VIA RIGGING SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LIFTING OPERATIONS AND LIFTING EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS 1998 . FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A TESTING CERTIFICATE FOR A SPECIFIC CRANE, PLEASE CONTACT US. ON SET SHOTS 1/1 PRODUCT SPECIFICATION VOLTAGE | 24v DC BATTERY 110v AC TO 24v DC ​ MIN HEIGHT | 7FT 4IN ​ MIN LENGTH (RETRACTED) | 23FT 10IN ​ MAX LENGTH (EXTENDED) | 63FT 6IN ​ REAR TO FULCRUM LENGTH | 12 FT 3IN ​ FLOOR TO PIVOT MAX HEIGHT | 10FT 5IN UNDERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* | 47FT 6IN ​ OVERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* | 52FT 6IN BASE WIDTH | 5FT 2IN ​ ​ BASE LENGTH | 6FT ​ BASE TYPE | ELECTRIC CS ​ USE ON TRACK | NO ​ USE OUTSIDE OF STUDIO | NONE ​ MOBILE OPTIONS FOR TRACKING SHOTS | NONE ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS | 2 X CHAPMAN CRANE TECH | 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH (IF USING WITH HEAD) ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS | 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP MINISCOPE 5 MIN CRANE UNIT WEIGHT | 120.2 KG ​ MAX CRANE UNIT WEIGHT | 294.83 KG ​ VOLTAGE | 32v DC BATTERY | 110v AC TO 32v DC ​ BALANCE RATIO | 1:1 ​ MIN HEIGHT | 5FT 3IN ​ MIN LENGTH (RETRACTED) | 8FT 2IN ​ MAX LENGTH (EXTENDED) | 12FT 8IN ​ REAR TO FULCRUM LENGTH | POSITION 1 4FT 4IN | POSITION 2 3FT 6IN ​ UNDERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* | 10FT 1IN ​ OVERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* | 15FT 1IN ​ BASE WIDTH | MINIBASE 2FT 4IN | PEE PEE BASE 1FT 6IN ​ BASE LENGTH | MINIBASE 4 FT 2 IN | PEE PEE BASE 3FT 7IN ​ BASE TYPE | MINIBASE | PEE PEE BASE ​ USE ON TRACK | DOLLY & CRANE TRACK ​ USE OUTSIDE OF STUDIO | ALL TERRAIN BASE - POSITIONING ONLY ​ MOBILE OPTIONS FOR TRACKING SHOTS | MEERKAT ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS | 1 X CHAPMAN CRANE TECH | 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH (IF USING WITH HEAD) ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS | 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP MINISCOPE 7 MIN CRANE UNIT WEIGHT | 129.3 KG ​ MAX CRANE UNIT WEIGHT | 353.8 KG ​ VOLTAGE | 32v DC BATTERY | 110v AC TO 32v DC ​ BALANCE RATIO | 1:1 ​ MIN HEIGHT | 5FT 6IN ​ MIN LENGTH (RETRACTED) | 10FT 10IN ​ MAX LENGTH (EXTENDED) | 17FT 5IN ​ REAR TO FULCRUM LENGTH | POSITION 1 5FT 10IN | POSITION 2 5FT 1IN ​ BASE WIDTH | MINIBASE 2FT 4IN | PEE PEE BASE 1FT 6IN ​ BASE LENGTH | MINIBASE 4 FT 2 IN | PEE PEE BASE 3FT 7IN ​ BASE TYPE | MINIBASE | PEE PEE BASE ​ USE ON TRACK | DOLLY & CRANE TRACK ​ USE OUTSIDE OF STUDIO | ALL TERRAIN BASE - POSITIONING ONLY ​ MOBILE OPTIONS FOR TRACKING SHOTS | MEERKAT ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS | 1 X CHAPMAN CRANE TECH | 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH (IF USING WITH HEAD) ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS | 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP MINISCOPE 5 MIN CRANE UNIT WEIGHT 120.2 KG ​ MAX CRANE UNIT WEIGHT 294.83 KG ​ VOLTAGE 32v DC BATTERY | 110v AC TO 32v DC ​ BALANCE RATIO 1:1 ​ MIN HEIGHT 5FT 3IN ​ MIN LENGTH (RETRACTED) 8FT 2IN ​ MAX LENGTH (EXTENDED) 12FT 8IN ​ REAR TO FULCRUM LENGTH POSITION 1 4FT 4IN POSITION 2 3FT 6IN ​ UNDERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* 10FT 1IN ​ OVERSLUNG LENS HEIGHT* 15FT 1IN ​ BASE WIDTH MINIBASE 2FT 4IN | PEE PEE BASE 1FT 6IN ​ BASE LENGTH MINIBASE 4 FT 2 IN | PEE PEE BASE 3FT 7IN ​ BASE TYPE MINIBASE | PEE PEE BASE ​ USE ON TRACK DOLLY & CRANE TRACK ​ USE OUTSIDE OF STUDIO ALL TERRAIN BASE - POSITIONING ONLY ​ MOBILE OPTIONS FOR TRACKING SHOTS MEERKAT ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS 1 X CHAPMAN CRANE TECH 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH (IF USING WITH HEAD) ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP MINISCOPE 7 MIN CRANE UNIT WEIGHT 129.3 KG ​ MAX CRANE UNIT WEIGHT 353.8 KG ​ VOLTAGE 32v DC BATTERY | 110v AC TO 32v DC ​ BALANCE RATIO 1:1 ​ MIN HEIGHT 5FT 6IN ​ MIN LENGTH (RETRACTED) 10FT 10IN ​ MAX LENGTH (EXTENDED) 17FT 5IN ​ REAR TO FULCRUM LENGTH POSITION 1 5FT 10IN POSITION 2 5FT 1IN ​ BASE WIDTH MINIBASE 2FT 4IN | PEE PEE BASE 1FT 6IN ​ BASE LENGTH MINIBASE 4 FT 2 IN | PEE PEE BASE 3FT 7IN ​ BASE TYPE MINIBASE | PEE PEE BASE ​ USE ON TRACK DOLLY & CRANE TRACK ​ USE OUTSIDE OF STUDIO ALL TERRAIN BASE - POSITIONING ONLY ​ MOBILE OPTIONS FOR TRACKING SHOTS MEERKAT ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS 1 X CHAPMAN CRANE TECH 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH (IF USING WITH HEAD) ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP IMPORTANT NOTICE ​ *LENS HEIGHT DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF REMOTE HEAD AND CAMERA MOUNTED TO THE CRANE - YOU ARE ADVISED TO GET IN TOUCH IN ADVANCE OF YOUR SHOOT FOR SPECIFIC HEIGHT MEASUREMENTS FOR YOUR CAMERA/HEAD SET UP **MINISCOPE ARM MAY BE SLID FORWARDS (POSITION 1) OR BACKWARDS (POSITION 2) OVER COLUMN

  • G3 Remote Head | Chapman UK

    G-3 GYRO STABILISED HEAD Compact 3-Axis Gyro Stabilised Head for smooth shots over almost any type of terrain | Can be used with film magazines up to 1,000 ft. in size | Rotates 720 degrees in pan, tilt and roll with lenses up to 10:1 | Special cheese plate to allow more clearance and extension for camera placement | CL battery pack and chargers available for reliable and long lasting power | Works on all types of camera crane arms, dollies and camera cars | Smooth, silent performance | Quick setup and positioning | Can be used with a variety of motion picture and video cameras, especially many 3D setups Find out more below... ​ ​ ON SET SHOTS 1/1 ​ MIN 3-AXIS HEIGHT* | 32IN MAX 3-AXIS HEIGHT* | 38IN 3-AXIS WIDTH | 38IN ​ 3-AXIS DEPTH | 20.5IN ​ MIN 3-AXIS CAMERA CLEARANCE | 23.5IN ​ MAX 3-AXIS CAMERA CLEARANCE | 29.5IN 3-AXIS WEIGHT | 40.9KG ​ 3-AXIS PAYLOAD CAPACTIY | 113.6KG ​ FLOOR TO PIVOT MIN HEIGHT | 5FT 1IN PAN & TILT ROLL MOVEMENT | 720 DEGREES ​ SPEED RANGE (PAN & TILT) | 0-180 DEGREES PER SECOND ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS | 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS | 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP PRODUCT SPECIFICATION G-3 GYRO STABILISED HEAD MIN 3-AXIS HEIGHT* 32IN MAX 3-AXIS HEIGHT* 38IN 3-AXIS WIDTH 38IN ​ 3-AXIS DEPTH 20.5IN ​ MIN 3-AXIS CAMERA CLEARANCE 23.5IN ​ MAX 3-AXIS CAMERA CLEARANCE 29.5IN 3-AXIS WEIGHT 40.9KG ​ 3-AXIS PAYLOAD CAPACTIY 113.6KG ​ FLOOR TO PIVOT MIN HEIGHT 5FT 1IN PAN & TILT ROLL MOVEMENT 720 DEGREES ​ SPEED RANGE (PAN & TILT) 0-180 DEGREES PER SECOND ​ TECH REQUIREMENTS 1 X CHAPMAN HEAD TECH ​ GRIP REQUIREMENTS 1 X NVQ 2 GRIP | 1 X NVQ L3 GRIP

  • Pee Wee III+ Dolly | Chapman UK

    PEE WEE III DOLLY USER GUIDE Our most compact and lightweight dolly | Fits through a doorway as small as 16" wide | Conventional & crab steering modes | Pneumatic, soft and hard tyre options Hydraulic lifting arm | Available for dry hire Find out more below... ​ ACCESSORY PACKAGE LINE DRAWING PRODUCT COMPARISON ​ CLICK TO EXPAND

  • Chapman 'Mini Stealth Tracker' Twizzy | Chapman UK

    MINI STEALTH TRACKER 'TWIZZY' ON SET SHOTS 1/0 PRODUCT COMPARISON IMPORTANT NOTICE For use of our Tracking Vehicles on Public Highways, production should notify and get dispensation from The Police Services. Click below for guidance. 0203 054 5555 | filmunit@met.police.uk DOWNLOAD THE MPS FILM UNIT GUIDE HERE