Location Will Provide Customers with Complete On-Site Maintenance and Repair for their SHOTOVER Camera Systems; J.P. de Lespinois to Lead Service Center Operations
LOS ANGELES (April 9, 2015) – SHOTOVER, the maker of high performance stabilization platforms for the motion picture and broadcast industries, has opened its first U.S. service center with a new facility in Los Angeles. Located at the Van Nuys Airport, the center will provide U.S. customers with a convenient option for all maintenance and repair services on their SHOTOVER camera systems. The facility will also offer new customers the option to receive their complementary, four day system training on-site.
To lead the new facility, SHOTOVER has hired industry veteran J.P. de Lespinois. de Lespinois has more than 17 years of experience working with all aspects of camera technology and was one of the first technicians outside of SHOTOVER to receive training on the company’s camera systems. His credits include work with the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic and Brainfarm Digital Cinema among others. With Brainfarm, de Lespinois served as the company’s SHOTOVER technician, playing a key role on shoots across the U.S. and in the Middle East, China and South Pacific.
“SHOTOVER has quickly captured a significant slice of the U.S. broadcast and aerial cinematography markets and our new facility will provide U.S. clients with a convenient location for all of their factory service needs,” said SHOTOVER president Alan Purwin. “J.P.’s existing expertise with the SHOTOVER line and strong connections in the filmmaking community make him a natural fit to lead the new facility. We are pleased to welcome him to the SHOTOVER team.”
The company’s flagship SHOTOVER K1 has become a Hollywood staple with credits on upcoming films including Jurassic World, Insurgent, San Andreas, Black Mass, Ride Along 2, Antman, Magic Mike 2, Monster Trucks and Warcraft. Broadcasters and documentarians have flocked to the versatile and compact SHOTOVER F1, which delivers unshakeable stability across more than 115 different camera and lens combinations (and counting). F1 applications include nature, sports and documentary filming. The F1 and K1’s modular design makes them fully upgradeable, allowing operators to utilize new professional cameras, lenses and accessories as they come to market.
“SHOTOVER systems represent the pinnacle of aerial production and I am excited to join the company in this new role,” said de Lespinois. “Our Los Angeles facility will be a great resource for SHOTOVER owners to get fast, factory service for their SHOTOVER camera systems.”
SHOTOVER is a developer of high performance aerial camera systems for the motion picture and broadcast industries. The company’s line of gyro-stabilized camera platforms offer aerial cinematographers an unprecedented level of stability, control and versatility in a compact package easily configured for 2D, 3D and Ultra HD shooting with the world’s most advanced cameras and lenses. Developed in partnership with the motion picture industry’s top aerial cinematographers, SHOTOVER systems are fully user upgradeable, allowing operators to utilize new professional cameras, lenses and accessories as they come to market. SHOTOVER is online at http://www.shotover.com and on the following social channels:
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