Chapman Studio Equipment was established in 1945. In later years it teamed up with Leonard Studio Equipment in 1965 thus creating Chapman / Leonard Studio Equipment , Inc. Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, Inc. has provided camera support equipment for the film industry for the past 60+ years. Since its beginning, Chapman / Leonard has always manufactured and rented camera support equipment for motion picture and television use. One of the initial producers to use the first of our automatic leveling location cranes was Cecil B. DeMille in his epic film, "The Ten Commandments," proving Chapman's' equipment essential for top quality and specialized camera movements. Today Chapman / Leonard Studio Equipment leases and rents camera support equipment worldwide. Chapman's number one goal has always been ultimate creativity with utmost safety.
We have been in the industry since 1945.