Independent ARRILASER sales and maintenance provider cv445 that it is expanding its maintenance services to users worldwide. Launched in October 2015 by industry veteran Richard Antley, cv445 is already serving customers in Los Angeles and Mexico. The company is now able to offer its ARRILASER maintenance service to customers worldwide.
“With film no longer the primary motion picture distribution medium, those who still need to produce 35mm output are faced with ever-tightening budgets and decreasing profit margins,” said Antley. “Our goal is to extend the lifespan of critical legacy equipment by providing high quality exchange parts and maintenance service at a fraction of the cost of ARRI service.”
In addition to ARRILASER system maintenance, cv445 offers refurbished film scanners and recorders for sale, as well as technical consulting on digital imaging technology for production, postproduction, and archive preservation and restoration.
“While technical know-how is critical to insuring our customer’s systems are well maintained, we also hold a large supply of refurbished spare parts and all of the specialized tooling required to insure quick response to our customer’s service needs,” Antley added.
“Cv445 provided us the refurbished ARRILASER system we wanted at a remarkably low price over a year ago. Our maintenance bill since has been much smaller than if we had gone with ARRI provided service,” said Charles Barthe, owner of Mexico City-based Labodigital, which provides digital cinema and digital intermediate picture and audio postproduction services to a diverse range of clients.