Pro Moviemaker October 2022 - Newsletter


SERVICES L ast year, Pro Moviemaker introduced an award to honour the professional services upon which many

which has bases in the UK, Germany and the US, has more stock of cameras and lenses – from current to previous-generation models – than any other business. They are all tested and backed by a warranty. MPB also scores highly with customers, offering easy part-exchange or cash for your old kit. It’s the best way for a budget-conscious filmmaker to upgrade with zero hassle – all while saving serious amounts of cash and recycling gear. A firm that shares our love of the craft, MPB is staffed by photographers and filmmakers with expert knowledge, and backs filmmaking projects. It’s so much more than just a reseller. When it comes to rental houses, there is a big difference between the massive, full-size services that can offer all the kit to make a Hollywood blockbuster and the smaller, niche rental offerings. For independent filmmakers, the latter is just what’s needed, as proven by the voting. The winner of

VALUE ADDED We appreciate

Retailer of the year (new equipment) CVP Retailer of the year (used equipment) MPB Rental houses Hireacamera

companies that go the extra mile, with repairs, rental and workshops

filmmakers rely. We keep these vital awards going, to recognise providers of exemplary service. Two categories are for retailers, and both our winners offer great – but very distinct – things. CVP took the prize for best retailer of new equipment, but that’s far from describing what this well-respected company does. Its staff are experts in their field, offering try-before-you-buy options at its branches. CVP simply has the biggest stock of new kit, as well as used equipment – backed up by sterling customer care. The company offers events and training courses, both online and in person. It’s also a maintenance centre and stocks spares. As simply the best in the business, CVP offers advice and after-sales support. For used equipment, MPB is clearly the favourite, taking the crown for a second year. The brand,

our rental category is Hireacamera – a UK firm focused on leasing kit to small and mid-size productions. The company specialises in mirrorless and cinema cameras, plus the lenses and accessories to match. It is always the first rental to stock in-demand cameras and optics, and you book via an easy online ordering system with real- time availability. Kit is always delivered ready to go – tested and charged – in protective cases, complete with return labels and security tags. It’s great value, and a deserving victor.



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