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I had been looking to buy a Phantom Flex 4K camera for a while. I emailed AbelCine to see if they sold used Phantoms and they recommended Matt Livingston at New Life Cine. The fact that a company such as AbelCine had recommended Matt was good enough for me. It turned out Matt had worked at AbelCine for eleven years so he really knew his cine equipment inside out. We had a chat on the phone and I really liked his ethos and how he goes about running his business. The purchase of my camera ran very smoothly and the camera was in great condition just as it was described. For extra peace of mind AbelCine gave me a full report on the camera. I can highly recommend New Life Cine and I hope to buy and sell equipment with them again soon.
My experience buying gear with NLC was the absolute best. Matt made me feel informed, secure and went above and beyond to make sure the transaction was as smooth and clear as possible. The Alexa Mini was in perfect working order after they had it serviced with Abel and everything was given as it was stated. Without a doubt I will be coming back to do future business with Matt and NLC, and have already begun to spread the word about them to my colleagues. Not only would I, but I already have been recommending NLC for the strong amount of professionalism and comfort they offer when dealing with transactions like these. I will continue to be a fan, and can't wait to work together again.
NLC was excellent from the start. With few trustworthy options available, NLC is an oasis that allows the seller to feel confident in their ability to not only sell the gear but also to garner a fair price for it. I went to Matt after knowing him through his prior work as a seller and actually bought my Alexa Mini through him. Now that it was time to put it to pasture, I felt just as confident in his ability to procure a buyer for my camera. He did just that and made the process easy, streamlined and completely uncomplicated. I would gladly refer anyone to NLC with the utmost confidence.
Matt at New Line Cinema handled the sale of some high end gear for us. With high ticket items, both seller and buyer want to make sure everything is just right from validating the equipment to handling the transfer of funds. The whole experience from the time I listed the gear with NLC through the sale was managed perfectly and professionally. Matt communicated proactively throughout the process. Any issues that came up were handled smoothly and with expertise. I was referred to Matt by a local rental house and found over the course of working together that he is highly regarded among many top houses in Los Angeles and that alone says a lot about him and his company.
Matt went above and beyond. I could not have asked for better, more attentive customer service. I have had the pleasure of knowing and buying cameras from Matt for almost 20 years and I could not have asked for a better first chance to work with New Life Cine. No only was Matt able to sell my camera but get me a great deal on the gear I wanted and helped me clear the closet to pay for my next film. I always felt that Matt was looking out for me and the buyers equally and that neither of us were at risk in Matt's hands. I could always ask questions about the process and never had to worry. I look forward to the chance to buy and sell with New Life Cine again!
I had a great experience buying gear from New Life Cine! From the get go I got great costumer service and fast responses from the team, making it a no brainer to purchase gear from them. I bought an O’Connor 2065, and needed it ASAP, fortunately Matthew helped me out and made the delivery possible within a very tight timeframe. I’m sure I’ll be doing business with New Life Cine in the near future. I would recommend New Life Cine, they have a lot of options to choose from, great gear, and fair prices for the seller.
I recently sold my Alexa Plus 4:3 through New Life Cine and the process was very smooth and efficient. Highly recommend! It’s nice to have a trusted intermediary when dealing with expensive gear sold from an individual to an individual. NLC helped make the process professional and secure.
Matt recently sold four ARRI Mini cameras for me. He said he could do it quickly and he obliged; they were all gone within two weeks and when I received the proceeds I used some of it to buy a new MINI LF from him. I could not have asked for more. He's a man of his word and very knowledgeable about the worldwide new and used market, and the products that he sells. Over the years I've dealt with many equipment brokers and I rank Matt at the top of the list. I plan to ask him to sell more of my overflow kit soon.
I had a great experience selling with New Life Cine. It was super easy and straight forward. Matt made the whole process simple and efficient, and NLC felt honest and trustworthy. They were direct, active at pursuing leads, and communicative. NLC will be my first call to when it's time to sell gear in the future.
❝ New Life was a distinct pleasure to work with. I had no idea how to safely sell a piece of gear worth as much as a. house. Thank you for being trustworthy. transparent and quick - I am forever grateful. ❞
❝ Matt Livingston, the owner of New Life Cine and I have been working together since the very beginning of my career which is a little longer than 12 years now and he was a vital part of my growth in the film industry. Honesty and transparency is perhaps a few of the rarest qualities to find when it comes to film equipment sales so I work with Matt primarily because I know I can trust his word. New Life is his new company and I will for sure continue to work with him and his team. Highly recommend. ❞
❝ Working with Matt at New life was one of the best experiences I've had buying any used cinema equipment - especially online. He was insanely attentive and very very quick. We had a super tight turnaround on a production we had coming up for one of our biggest clients and Matt sensed my urgency and met it with expert service and attention to detail. He saved me from a huge headache. He is our go to dude. Hands down. ❞
Matt is awesome! He was super responsive and quickly brokered a deal involving my anamorphics, even during a historic natural disaster in his home state of Texas. Selling through Matt made the transaction easier and less stressful than a typical deal where I would sell directly to a buyer. I will be looking to sell my gear through Matt as often as possible in the future!
Super smooth transaction. No risk involved on my end. Would recommend 100% to anyone that wants to avoid the hassles and scams of things like eBay, Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, etc. Excellent experience all around.
Matt at New Life Cine brokered a sale of Zeiss prime lenses for a client of his. The sale was between France and the US. It experience was a seamless and very professional experience. Matt was very proactive and clear. He offered a secure, efficient prompt money transfer. All that was decided, was respected. I couldn't ask for more. If you want to buy or sell with confidence, this service is highly recommended.
I needed to buy an Amira package quickly to bring onto a job and Matt made magic happen. I had a camera in my hands in under a week that was not only exactly what I was looking for, but I didn't have to worry about arranging escrow or shipping or logistics. He also arranged for a certified inspection of the camera before I picked up. Matt helped facilitate the deal with a personal touch, and I could rest easy knowing someone wasn't going to be running off with my money. I would recommend NLC to anyone looking to buy or sell equipment in the cinema space, flat out.
Matt and I are connected on social media and I occasionally see him helping other colleagues buy and sell equipment. When it came time to sell my Alexa Mini, the positive reviews from peers gave me the confidence I needed to utilize New Life Cine (NLC) as the company to help me sell my camera. They made the process of selling incredibly seamless. I've owned a number of cinema cameras over the past few years and it's always been a daunting process to find a buyer and deal with everything associated with selling a camera when it was time to upgrade to another system. Working with Matt was great - after he found a buyer for me, all I had to do was drop my camera off at a certified camera tech for inspection, and then it shipped to the buyer. Received prompt payment after the buyer accepted. I would highly recommend NLC and would definitely use them again for a high value sale (and purchases!) I'd highly recommend friends and colleagues to shop or sell with NLC because of the trust I've seen built on social media amongst colleagues. Matt is connected to many of my peers, as well has him having worked at Abel gave him additional credibility that he wasn't an unknown person on the internet with no history in the film industry.
The whole process was fast, simple, and painless. I was purchasing a camera from NYC and having it shipped to LA, and everything arrived on time and exactly as described. One of the best and least stressful buying experiences I've had with camera gear. Everyone was always quick to respond and had clear answers to any questions I had. It took all the stress out of making large purchases from private sellers, from the money transfer to making sure everything was in top shape.
Matt was great to work with every step of the way. He helped me determine the fair market value for my two Master Primes and worked with me on getting the most I could out of my used glass. The selling process was super simple and convenient and saved me a lot of time and trouble that I would have dealt with otherwise. Highly recommend NLC!
❝ Selling my beloved Amira with New Life Cine was all to easy. A buyer was found very quickly. New Life oversaw the QC check at Abel Cine and took care of all aspects of the sale from that point on. Before I knew it. the money had been wired into my bank. The ease with which this all happened changed the way I think of owning gear. New Life Cine creates a fluidity to ownership. allowing me to easily adapt my equipment to better suit specific projects and/or keep up with fast moving technological advances. The one regret I had is I had no time to properly say goodbye to my Amira. it just all happened so quickly! ❞
Matt Livingston of New Life Cinema was amazing to work with, a real pleasure. I had been eying the Amira for some time and with the help of Matt he was able to secure one for me at an amazing price! We've had it now for about a year and a half and it has definitely helped produce great images and from a business perspective it's been a dream. Matt was always fast, friendly, and had my best intentions at heart. Thank you so much! Would highly recommend New Life to all of my production friends.
Working with Matt was amazing. A complete professional, I was able to sell two of my cameras that other brokers were unable to move. Matt stayed on top of it and made it happen. I would highly recommend using NLC, they out performed what I expected.
New Life Cine has been phenomenal to work with! Matt and his team were great in answering any questions, helping acquire financing and getting me my dream camera. Matt was always there to answer questions, and he is very knowledgable about gear. I honestly couldn't have bought my dream camera from a better place! I have been throwing New Life Cine to my friends who are in the market for high end pre-used gear from a trusted reseller! Looking forward to buying more stuff from New Life Cine!
Matt is great at communicating the needs of buyers and sellers. He is a gear matchmaker. Go team! Thank you!
Working with NLC was such a breath of fresh air. I had been in talks to purchase a similar package from a less reputable source and that fell through in spectacular fashion. When I reached out to NLC, they searched, on my behalf, for a package that best fit my needs. The entire process was not only seamless, but painless. Matt and Diana handled the negotiations, shipping arrangements, warranty, everything. The other aspect of the entire experience which was very different for me, from when I was trying to buy directly from the owner, is that the NLC team was representing both my and the seller's best interests. In doing so, they were able to explain, both ways, any concerns or questions, as well as the intent behind any differences of opinions. It was moderation in its best form. This was my first major equipment package purchase and they were simultaneously phenomenal guides through the various steps of the process, and patient with my questions and requests. Especially after having been burned so recently in my purchase attempt, it was really nice to have a team who had the infrastructure in their business to assuage any and all concerns. I plan to work with their team on all purchases of this nature going forward. Whether the buyer/seller is a sales veteran or new, having a team who you feel represents your best interests is an incredibly comforting experience.
I had a great experience buying both our Alexa LF and lenses. Constant updates and availability to answer all my questions, even after sale and delivery. I would recommend colleagues use NLC because of the great communication, service, and attention to detail.
Matt was accommodating and easy-going. I had a great experience working with him. I sold my lenses with ease and without any stress, and I received my money directly to my bank with a couple of days.
Dealing with Matt Livingston at New Life Cine was a breath of fresh air. Super professional and very trustworthy, didn’t feel for one second he was going to rip me the buyer or the seller off. Which is always the stress when buying and selling second hand gear. He's the perfect mediator !!. I will buy again through him in a heart beat, without hesitation. Mark Toia.
I have had a great experience working with New Life Cine so far. Matt has been extremely communicative from the get go, and has worked hard to sell my gear. He has been extremely detail oriented and goes the extra mile to make sure nothing falls through the cracks. Out of all my experiences buying and selling camera gear, New Life Cine has been the best by far!
Great experience buying gear from New Life Cine. They got me a set of cine lenses that was back ordered everywhere else and did so at a price that was more affordable than most big box stores. I was happy to have a reliable vendor to buy high end cinema gear from. I would definitely recommend NLC to my friends and colleagues. Matt Livingston is fantastic to deal with and gets you the cinema gear you need at a great price.
I had a great experience with New Life Cine. All communication was clear and prompt. They were very easy to work with. I have known Matt for over ten years so I trust him completely. I will use them again.
It was a great pleasure that I was introduced to New Life Cine. They helped me get a basically new Mini LF package that was back ordered for months. I saved some money, and received my gorgeous camera very quickly! I couldn’t be a happier filmmaker. Go New Life Cine! I highly recommend New Life Cine to everyone. Anyone looking to buy camera gear can benefit!
❝ Matt was easy to deal with and prompt with communications. The whole transaction to sell our zoom was painless and efficient, which is especially reassuring when doing business from outside the USA. I hope we can work together again the next time we have camera gear to sell. ❞
New Life Cine was all around a great experience for buying my Arri Alexa Mini. Matt was easy to work with and get ahold of, super informative, and most of all made me feel safe when buying something so expensive from someone I never met on the other side of the U.S. I would definitely recommend buying or selling through NLC because my experience was one of feeling taking care of and the camera came just as advertised and it have been making me money.
Owning a camera rental house means that I am constantly buying and selling gear. We upgrade, add or flip equipment frequently to keep our inventory current and relevant. A knowledgeable, trustworthy equipment broker is a huge asset in that process, and Matt Livingston from New Life Cine is the best of the best. He just helped me pull off a complex 3-way deal, where I was selling one lens and buying two others simultaneously. The whole thing went smoothly, thanks to Matt’s great communication and work ethic. He is truly a magician. I’ve been dealing with Matt for a few years now, and he has always been the epitome of professionalism, integrity and responsiveness. It is invaluable to me to have someone like Matt on my side, whether I’m buying or selling. He is the gold standard of cine equipment brokers, and I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Thank you New Life Cine for all your help recently with buying some gear and also selling a few items we were looking to move! It’s great to have a trusted resource we can rely on and know the transaction will get handled properly. Looking forward to working with New Life on more gear in the future!
New Life Cine helped me make my biggest investment yet! An Arri Alexa Mini. The process was smooth and Matt communicated with me exceptionally throughout the process. I will definitely be looking forward to getting gear and accessories with NLC! @FilmmakerChaseWalker
Matt and Diana were amazing. They helped each step of the way to make sure the gear was sold with confidence. THANK YOU!
My experience buying with NLC has been very professional, Matt really knows what he is doing. If you are looking for a high end equipment and don't want to buy new, I would recommend NLC.
Wonderful experience working with Matt & Diana. Quick communication, easygoing but professional attitudes, and fast payout. Thank you both - and best of luck! I would absolutely recommend NLC! Great experience overall and very happy with how everything turned out.
NLC gets superhero status in my book. After failing miserably at trying to sell equipment on my own, I sent out the distress signal and NLC swooped in and saved the day. Fast acting, professional and effective, the team got my gear sold in two weeks for a solid price. If I could, I’d get them each a cape and the key to the city! Without hesitation, I recommend NLC to anyone looking to buy or sell.
My experience with NLC was always really good. I really like how Matt and his team work for the buyer and the seller to make sure all parties are happy. I would definitely recommend all filmmakers to use NLC, they make the transition super easy plus Matt knows lots of people in the business.
Matt & Diana were extremely awesome. The level of communication & ease through entire process was phenomenal. Also - when the initial purchaser disappeared, Matt made an effort to reach back out as soon as he heard from the client. With the level of knowledge of gear and customer service, I would definitely recommend NLC. Thanks again!
I had a great experience selling a set of lenses I had here at New Life Cine. Within days I had a direct deposit in my account. Matt and the rest of the team are top-notch professionals. I look forward to the next piece of gear I want to sell or buy.
What was your experience buying or selling gear with NLC? - Absolutely perfect! Great communication! Easy transaction! Highly recommended. --------------------------------------- Is there anything we did wrong or could have done to make your experience better? - No. Everything went as expected. --------------------------------------- Would you recommend your friends and colleagues to shop or sell with NLC, and why? - Yes! Sure! Because I feel confidence.
Matt Livingston is a fantastic broker to deal with. He is responsive, knows what a customer expects, and delivers. I've known Matt for a long time, even before he started this company and he is a respected and trustworthy individual. Looking forward to working again with you!
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