I really enjoy using old film cameras (super 8, 8mm and 16mm) to shoot movies, but I feel helpless whenever I have a camera issue that I know I could fix with the right tools and a little experience. I have started to open up my Bolex 8mm cameras and do some CLA and am currently working towards attaining enough knowledge and experience to become a camera technician.
I'm looking for anyone who teaches a course in camera maintenance or runs a camera repair shop and wouldn't mind taking in a trainee. I am a student right now, and I would work for free so long as I could get some experience working on 8mm/super8 and 16mm cameras.
This is something I really enjoy doing and while I have aspirations of becoming a filmmaker, camera repair seems like a good way to make a living.