Re: [Frameworks] Some 16mm Flatbed Advice

From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Sep 07 2010 - 19:47:17 PDT


Moviola... what model? M77? M86?

Not my favorite machine, but better than nothing I suppose.

For advice, you might try Joel at Atomic Film. They used to have Moviola's
in their inventory, and Joel has always been very help when I have asked
questions of him in the past. If Joel cannot help you, he can probably
direct you to someone who can.

I wonder where the Moviola techs from J&R ended up. If you can track any of
them down, they might be interested in helping.

Cal Arts might have Moviola machines and know of repair folk.


On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:13 PM, Tim Halloran <email suppressed> wrote:

> So I finally got my hands on my own Magnasync/Moviola 16mm flatbed. I got
> it for free from a guy who said that it was working fine the last time he
> used it but that it had been stored in his garage for the last ten years.
> Well, it looks to be stable and in relatively decent shape, but as you can
> imagine, it is dusty filthy and who really knows what the working condition
> is.
> I have to admit that I was hoping that I could just get to work on this
> thing but I don't think that is going to happen. I really need some advice
> on how to proceed--should I just get a manual and consider the restoration
> of this thing a long-term project? Just cleaning it up seems like it will be
> some effort but getting the mechanical and electronic workings correct might
> be beyond me.
> Or should I try to track down somebody who is still working on these things
> to do a service/overhaul of it? Problem is, there seems to be very little
> even basic info circulating about flatbeds and less still about maintenance
> and service possibilities. Who does it--anybody have a connection or
> resource? I'm in Los Angeles but would consider hiring somebody to come out
> here.
> Any experiences, contacts, or advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
> Tim
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