Re: moviola repair bay area

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jul 28 2009 - 12:07:20 PDT

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Amy Miller <email suppressed> wrote:

> Hi Ken, Hi Alain!
> Thanks for the postings and your help! I'll try to contact Adam Liberman
> in Portland... It may be easier to bring the repairman to the flatbed?!
> Anyone know where or how to contact Gibbs Chapman? Is Alain thinking of
> Wayne at Wild Strawberries Editorial at Lee Utterbach Film Center? If so, I
> gave him a call, and Wayne suggested Moviola in LA...I had spoke with Jerry
> at Moviola, who said he didn't think there was anyone in the world who was
> repairing moviola flatbeds, and their techs left years ago. I am imagining
> that not every moviola flatbed repairman has crossed over, and may be
> willing and able to help?! I'll try to see if I can get in touch with
> Warren Haack at SFSU about this, and thanks again for the suggestions! If
> there are any more that come to mind, I would be very grateful....

Yes, I was referring to Wayne at Wild Stawberries. I knew he did some
service work on Steenbecks (his own 1901 and the machines that used to live
at FAF), but was uncertain about whether he had touched Moviolas.

Adam Liberman services KEM, Moviola, and Showcron. He's tough to get a hold
of, and with hourly rate and travel cost rather expensive.

For Gibbs try (says Google).

For Warren try (address suppressed) They still have M86 and M77 machines. Warren
is familar with working on them, and flatbeds in general, but I don't think
he has much time these days.

The Art Academy of SF usually has someone on staff who does work on older
machines, however I have had no contact with the new person, and don't know
how much experience they have or time available.

Regarding your contact with J&R/Moviola, did Jerry say they still have parts
for any Moviola machines?

Oh, I almost forgot Joel Marshall and Steve Quick at Atomic Film. These guys
are another great resource.


P.S. I know you probably don't want to hear this, but the M86 and M77
Moivola I thought offered poor imagine quality,
a late-1970s KEM Rapid, or 80s Steenbeck ending in 1201, 1601, 1901, 901, or
921 has far superior image quality. I'd go with one of these machines if you
can find one.

Alain LeTourneau
Pam Minty
9008 N Mohawk Ave
Portland, OR 97203
+1 503 231 6548
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.