For over 45 years Alan has worked directly with professional Cinema imaging,
display monitoring, audio equipment and related technologies used in the production
of theatrical release features, episodic television, commercial and special
venue productions. Over the past 25 years he has held the position of Senior
Executive Vice President at Clairmont Camera until joining Claim Specialists
International in 2017.
His experience includes the repair, maintenance and modification of professional film and state of the art digital cinema camera and lens systems along with other related equipment. This includes the concept, design and/or development of cutting edge technologies and enhancements to existing products, often working closely with Directors, Producers, Directors of Photography and other Production team members.
The broad scope of his experience also encompasses direct involvement with machine shop manufacturing and general prototype fabrication methods, including overseeing Research and Development while at Clairmont Camera and Clairmont Machine Works.
In addition to being a guest lecturer at UCLA Extension Post Production Studies, he has also taught camera crews the operation, trouble shooting and conducting of field repairs for this highly specialized production equipment.
With an extensive familiarity in Physical and Post Production, along with the aforementioned, Alan is equally at home with issues involving Remote Gyro Stabilized camera heads, lighting and grip or image anomalies on the screen.
Building on his prior experience as a professional studio recording engineer and film location sound recordist, coupled with his practical knowledge of live venue concert sound reinforcement, stage lighting and large screen LED Video Display systems, through CSI Alan has been a key figure in evaluating a number of damage claims involving mixed equipment of this nature. Often these claims can be extensive and complex.
As a long time musician, he is also familiar with common and rare musical instruments.
Alan is one of the most respected professionals in his field and is well known in the entertainment industry.
- Los Angeles Valley College (Cinematography / Theater Arts & Electronic Design 1970)
- American Society of Cinematographers Associate Member
- Member Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
- Member of the Digital Cinema Society
- Served on numerous AMPAS Technical Sub Committees
- Served on AMPAS Technical History Committee