NOW HEAR THIS!!!
This is not a fast food service for camera repair. I am thrilled at the response from guys breaking cameras or trying to use them when they are screeching from lack of lubrication. Fair enough. However, There are just too many to promise really fast service, so here is what I will do. If you have a deadline due to a shoot or something similar, tell us up front. If we can fit you in to the schedule, and still do a good job, we will do it. If not we will be happy to tell you. We can not be all things to all people instantly. These things are 40-50 years old and sometimes getting them right just takes more time than we originally thought. As with anything else, communication is the key. We promise to do our part.
I am sure this is not news to some of you, but those "button" batteries for your meters are getting harder to find and when you do find them they charge a fortune for them. Come-on, $13.00 for a single battery. Here is an alternative you might consider. I have engineered a tiny voltage regulation system to replace those batteries. It fits in the same camera pocket as the original 2 batteries previously occupied and runs off the main motor batteries. Before you ask--it is truly NOT a DROP-IN! It has to be installed in our facility in Hollywood. That is because it MUST be wired into the main battery circuit to get its power. We have done many different cameras so it is not a problem. If we are doing other service on your camera, the unit itself is only $40.00.
If we do not have your camera open for other servicing the price to open and install is $75.00 including the module. No more run down meter batteries. Click on our "SERVICES" page for a photo and more discussion. Just think--for about the price of 4 or 5 sets of those pesky batteries you can experience complete FREEDOM!!
This year should see some fabulous advances in the Super-8 community. It is my guess that there will be a 16:9 super-8 camera show up before the year ends. We shall see!!! Happy Shooting. You break 'em--we fix 'em. Have Fun,
We repair MOST types of motion picture cameras and associated devices.
In other words, we make 'em work like they should. Some are easy and can be done very quickly and economically.
Others have deeper problems and you need to consider if it is worth it to you to have it repaired. Since that level of service takes more time, it costs more money. THEY CAN'T ALL BE FIXED! Some cameras have special gears and parts for which there are no spares anywhere in the world.
All of this requires commuinication to decide if we should proceed. We use email or other electronic means as much as possible and, if needed, we can send pictures of our findings to help make your decision. The only reason we do this is so you can have your equipment in top shape.
Do not expect an answer to your text or message in 1 hour. There is only me! Sometimes I am driving in LA or I even get sick. I WILL get back to you. I Promise
NOT AFFILIATED WITH SPECTRA FILM AND VIDEO IN ANY WAY
DO NOT SEND CAMERAS TO SPECTRA. THEY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND WILL BE RETURNED TO SENDER. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Call or TEXT us at 818-235-2694
EMAIL us at willardengineering.com
The mailing address is at the bottom of this, and every, page.
Be sure and check out our services page. There are some tips to help you avoid making costly errors.
BEFORE sending in your camera for service be sure and give us a call, text, or email. We can quickly discuss the probability of being able to bring it back to life before you spend shipping and inspection money. When you do send it to us we will get back to you ASAP with an estimate. If you decide not to proceed it will be reassembled and returned for an additional shipping charge ($20.00 to $30.00 usually).
We accept the most popular credit cards (Visa, Master Card, Discovery) We also welcome international customers.