Chapman Leonard Studio Equipment, inc. - New Orleans, LA

668 Distributors Row, Suite E
Metairie, Louisiana 70123


About Us

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.

Chapman/Leonard Showcases Their New Super PeeWee IV Plus Dolly at Cine Gear 2018
Added on 6/15/2018
An interview from the 2018 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Daisy Lopez of Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment. For over 65 years Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment has been manufacturing custom camera support equipment for all types of motion picture and television productions, specializing in camera cranes, arms, telescoping arms, dollies, pedestals, remote camera and camera stabilizing systems. In this interview Daisy talks with us about their new Super PeeWee IV Plus Dolly. The Super Pee Wee, as the name suggests, is a compact and lightweight camera Dolly. The perfect solution for narrow access or location work where you need to reduce weight without sacrificing the features you've come to expect from a Chapman Dolly. The Super PeeWee IV Plus features revolutionary new three mode transmission featuring conventional, crab and round steering that can be shifted while the dolly is moving or stationary, without the dolly operator’s hands leaving the steering handle. This transmission has the ability to be adjusted to provide perfect steering geometry when reconfiguring the chassis to its various leg positions. No other transmission has been able to do this. Their new arm design provides greater operator clearance, while assuring greater rigidity, smoothness, speed and added vertical travel. This new trim arm design also allows for lower camera setups when the camera is located above the chassis. All edges and corners are rounded to provide for greater operator comfort. Also the new valve concept gives the operator much improved control, providing for greater speed with added precision. The Super PeeWee IV also has a new side board system. Professional feedback has led to this new design that provides complete walk-a-round ability at both the high and low levels. For more information please visit: http://www.Chapman-Leonard.com

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