Alan Contino

Alan Contino

Cinematographer, director of photography and editor in Detroit, Michigan

About Alan

E. Alan Contino is celebrating his 24th year as a professional motion picture and television engineer. The past decades in the entertainment industry started off as a secondary career to Electrical Engineering but have transpired into the primary focus as a specialist in Stereoscopic, Motion Capture, Visual Effects and Post-Production technologies.

Working on various research and development projects along with SMPTE, IEEE, and AES, becoming head of research for the Virtual Theatricality Laboratory was a natural fit. The VTL special projects for live stage production have allowed Alan a high level of development and education in multi-system integration for Visual Effects technologies.

Alan is currently working with the Delirium Films partnership as a Senior Partner and Studio Engineer while taking on part time freelance work in Visual Effects, Virtual Theatricality and Motion Capture productions.

Specialties: Sterescopic motion picture production and live stereoscopic stage production. Arri 35mm/16mm, REDcam, GripTruck, MoleRichards Lighting packages, Arri Lighting, VFX Coordinator/Supervisor. Post-Production HD 4:4:4 Editing, REDcam 4k/2k Editing. Motion Capture Production: Vicon Optical / MotionStar Magnetic, Sign Language Capture, Gaming Capture, Performance Capture. Integrated CGI, Green Screen Production.

Name: Alan Contino

Lives in: Detroit, Michigan

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Editor, Steadicam Operator, Stereographer, Visual Effects Artist and Visual Effects Supervisor


  • Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)

  • University of Michigan-Dearborn (Dearborn, MI)

  • William D. Ford, VIsual Effects Stop Motion, Wayne, MI

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