chapter  11
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Sean McAllister: Director/cameraman with attitude

I first met Sean McAllister when he was a student at the National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield in the UK. I was head of the Documentary Department from September 1993 to January 1995 and he was studying Documentary Direction. Sean was already developing a very individual voice. He was always keen to get his hands on any of the new technology gear available at the time and, while other students were still commited to working on film, Sean was experimenting with Hi8 and entering

into correspondence with industry boffins abroad about improving the sound quality for single-camera operators.