Open letter to all members
This may be of interest to those of you who are ‘fighting' the digital reaper and hoping to continue to use magnificent film.
Many of you know that we are specialists in camera conversion, especially in the Techniscope format and also in Super 16.
The Aranda Group in Melbourne Australia has been of service to the film industry for many years now but with this unstoppable and extraordinarily rapid swing to digital we are approaching the cessation of these services.
We still receive a trickle of enquiries for conversions but as the cost of film cameras plummets the fixed price of our service conversely appears to be disproportionately high.
So this is the situation. We have a few parts on the shelf for Arri 1,2,3 conversions. When these are depleted, we do not plan any further manufacture. We will listen to a client or a consortium of clients who has/have two or more cameras to be simultaneously converted but the manufacture of the very intricate and expensive parts for a single conversion is no longer viable.
On our shelves we have 4 cameras converted to 2 perf Techniscope. These are for sale. 2 Arriflex 2C models and 1 each Mitchell Mark 2 and S35R models. We have priced these so low that the cameras are free, only the conversion cost applies.
If you wish to discuss anything our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow me to thank all members who have dealt with us over the years when film was king
The Aranda Group