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Thanks for this and for supplying the gear. It was a great shoot! We may well need to do a 'pick up' shoot and if we do, i'll be back in touch to get some more gear from you as you have been really helpful! The back pack was the understated hero of the shoot, great that you supply those as not many places do

-Christopher Whitlow

G'day Mark and the Maniac Films crew. Many thanks for the all the additional editing work done on my films and the post production final polish, stoked with 'em and people seem to be enjoying them. See you with the West Africa and Tasmania films soon . . .

-Julian Wicksteed, Angler Walkabout

We loved working with you guys, you made it very easy and the final footage was great.

-David Keefe, Gro Company

Maniac Films were fantastic in supporting us helping pick the gear and build the hire list for the shoot, giving lots of advice on the phone and very pleasant in person on the day of collection. I would hope to work with them again.

-Nathan James, Inglorious

Mark, Thanks for your excellent work editing today. Look forward to seeing the vids up and my mugshot next to Paxman's! Martin.

-Martin Cassini

It's great. Your DAC-70 is just powering the Foreign Secretary's speech as we speak. Thanks again as always

-Grant Stevens

Every comment or feedback we have had on the DVD is that it is the best DVD we have ever had so well done! The clubs particularly like it as shows both sides of the cart and plenty of close-ups. Sales are looking good up about 12% on 2014 already. Dave.

-Dave, Bridgwater Carnival

The shoot went really well and the kit was great. Thanks again for all your help, you'll come highly recommended from us.

-Jake Hawkins, Charmed Apocalypse

The video is fantastic and we've managed to make it work in the (powerpoint) presentation. Thanks for all your help and speedy turnaround.

-J Miechowicz, Actavis

A BIG THANK YOU for your patience and support! You remain a star in my firmament! :)

-M Cassini, Fit Roads

After finding we were short of two key items a day before the big event, I wanted to give you a big thank you for sorting everything out to make sure we had the equipment we needed when we really needed it. I really appreciate the way you guys went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed to do the job. The equipment was excellent and the service fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my colleagues or anyone else. Thanks again - it made all the difference.

-Chris, Impossible Arts

Mark worked hard to deliver a quality result within the constraints that we specified. When our requirements changed late in the day he helped us to salvage the project.

-Pete Thompson, U4ea networks

The kit worked great and we got some great stuff on the 2 day shoot. Great service as ever and will be back for more, I?m sure!

-Thom, Wavetale

Thanks Mark. The talk was very well received and people were astonished by both films. Thanks for all your help making the talk such a success and for going the extra mile to get the films to play properly in PowerPoint.

-Tim Mars

Hi guys the video's awesome! Thank you so much. It looks great. The whole video is exactly what I wanted and more. You guys have nailed it for me and within 24 hours the video has half paid for itself. So let's start thinking about the next! ;) Thanks to you both for working so hard on it and tweaking so many bits and pieces. You've been great! Cheers!

-Mark Daniels, Ultimate Bubl?

Thank you for your 'virtual tour' of St. Annes Chapel in Barnstaple. It is exactly what I wanted, the casting of the local actress and the experienced actor was more than I could have expected for the budget. The narrative gets so much information across in such a short space of time.

-St Annes Chapel film thank you, Barnstaple Town Council

I recently rented equipment from Maniac Films and I'm emailing you to just say that the experience was fantastic, and as a student I really appreciated how open and straight forward your team were in accommodating our needs.

-Tyler Hamblin, Kent TV

The lights have been an absolute joy to work with - the 300D especially giving us so much light to work with, and the Dedo?s give such a stunning warm glow to everything - they were a joy to work with and an ease to set up and pack down. No doubt for my next project I will look to hire again from Maniac Films after such great customer service and great equipment at a good price.

-Tyler

Hi Mark, Just to say thank you for the hire all went good and everything was working and your service was fantastic will def be using you again.

-John Port, Accolade

A big thanks to you guys yesterday for cracking on and getting everything set up. The shots look great and you?re both a pleasure to work with and get on well with the clients too.

-Colin Martin, Colour247

Thank you for sending the final version of the video. It was fantastic and excellent work - well done . I also would like to thank you for working with me and patiently adjusted the video in our requirements. As mentioned previously one of the most professional and fantastic group I work with is your video crew. Many thanks to you all for all your hard work and support.

-Fai Tila, University of Bristol

The filming went really well thanks. Long!! but it all went well and some great footage taken. We will definitely be calling you up again for further kit hire!!

-Michelle

The unit worked great for us and was just what we needed for this project. Thanks for that!

-Daniel, EpicTech

Thanks again for all your help last summer with the kit hire and troubleshooting - The trailer has been posted online and have had great feedback about the look, and questions regarding the kit - I will be sure to mention Maniac Films when I respond.

-Jake Hawkins, Charmed Apocalypse

The shoot went really really well. Perfectly in fact. It was a long hard few days but I'm really happy with what we shot. Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for a great efficient service. The gear you supplied me really helped me create the look I wanted, and I'll be sure to recommend you to others.

-Scott Coulter, DS Media

Gosh I've been meaning to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for the brilliant rig hire! The day was EPIC and it went swimmingly. I'm about to mention your company on facebook as i know a lot of London videographers who would LOVE your company!

-Nicky O'Dell

The test went well, many thanks - great bit of kit! It (Paralinx) was rock solid. Very reliable and certainly added to their performance that night.

-Jay

Hi Mark, Thank you a lot about the work you are doing for us; I see how many difficulties we had on this project, so thank you very much.

-Claudia Oldani, Content Partners

Excellent work on the videos guys. Thanks again for all this ? its fab stuff.

-Jason Miller, Tinderbox

I would like to say though that your service was great and that I will most certainly be using your company again.

-Pantelis

I think it's fair to say that without your help we'd have struggled to show the films in their original format. Your patience and knowledge saved the day... thanks once again for helping make this such as successful event. Your calmness and support were much appreciated.

-Mandy, Ian and Val, Ilfracombe Film Festival

Just a quickie to let you know that all the DCP films that you supplied played well, no problems encountered at all and they looked fabulous. Thanks for all your help with this. The weekend Film Festival exceeded our expectations. We?re just waiting for the final numbers but we anticipate that they?re better than expected. Kind regards

-Amanda, Ilfracombe FIlm Festival

Everything's arrived and is absolutely fantastic. Thank-you once again for a great service.

-Oli Chopping

Hi Stu, The Bolt worked just fine, thank you. Many thanks for a smooth Hire ?.

-Steve Hill, Blue Multimedia

Thanks again for your prompt and professional service. I look forward to hiring from you again in the future.

-Jack Bamford

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you both for your professionalism, talent and cooperation during the re-building of this DVD. I feel we have raised the bar and the DVD is a much more professional and enticing package thanks to your work. I particularly like the fact that Stu listened to me all the way and interpreted what I wanted without any question. best regards

-David Gilliam, New Justice Films

Thank you again for the excellent work, the video is sitting nicely on our new website page now.

-Steve Tucker, All Star Jazz

Honestly I'm sure I'm going to be using you guys again. It was ideal and the gear came exactly as advertised.

-Tom W

The kit was terrific?really happy with the shots we got, and looking forward to starting the edit! Thanks again for all your help, will definitely be using Maniac again in the future

-Callum

I've downloaded it and I've watched it - it's fantastic. Thank you again for the production of our films - they are fantastic. Many thanks for help and prompt response - much appreciated.

-R Piechocki, University of Bristol

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for a great efficient service. The gear you supplied me really helped me create the look I wanted, and I'll be sure to recommend you to others.

-Scott Coulter, DS Media

The lights have been an absolute joy to work with - the 300D especially giving us so much right to work with, and the Dedo?s give such a stunning warm glow to everything - they were a joy to work with and an ease to set up and pack down. No doubt for my next project I will look to hire again from Maniac Films after such great customer service and great equipment at a good price.

-Tyler

Your customer service was nothing short of excellent, very helpful and willing when it came to suggestions and ideas. Keeping in good frequent contact and even helping out with the insurance. You made our first equipment hire experience a relatively worry free one We will most definitely recommend Maniac films to others and of course will contact you when we need to rent again.

-Ben Radford

Just wanted to write and say, I've only rented from you guys twice so far but both times i've been super impressed - they were very last minute and you handled my kit request and questions with ease. (Already had two great opportunities to share my experience of Maniac with those clients).

-Adam Johnson

I think you saw it on twitter ? but just to let you know Mum & Dad & Ben very pleased with their film (Boat Stories Young Fisherman). Ben said he couldn?t understand how we?d done it ? with what we got... So hurrah ? well done!

-Jo Stewart Smith, Boat Stories

Could I just say thank you for the help and the advice you gave me and my cameraman Sam regarding using the PMW 200 camera. We found the camera a delight to use and the picture quality was amazing. Just got to edit it now!.

-Mark, Indochina Films

Thanks for all your help over the past few weeks. The kit has worked flawlessly and has shown me just how important it is to have a remote follow focus and wireless video on set. I don't think I could do another film without them!

-Cameron Browne

Many thanks for all your help, the video looks great!

-Dr Mellios, Bristol University

At very short notice we contacted Maniac Films to hire a selection of lighting for some filming we had planned - we were very pleased and impressed with the service, delivery and advice received. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

-Julie, Cobham Composite Technologies

Dear Mark I have just watched the Plates of the UFO. What can I say? I will say f*****g BRILLIANT. Yes. Perfect. A great job. Wonderful.

-Christopher, Halogen Films

Thanks again for arranging that kit for me on Wednesday Just wanted to write and say, I've only rented from you guys twice so far but both times i've been super impressed - they were very last minute and you handled my kit request and questions with ease. (Already had two great opportunities to share my experience of Maniac with those clients)

-Adam Johnson

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Maniac Films are an award-winning video production company recently moved to Exmoor National Park from North Devon. We work on all sorts of films including TV & Cinema Ads, Drama & Documentary, Corporate communications and Live Sports and Music Events with Video streaming and Interactive content for DVD, Blu-ray and the Web.

We provide services in post production for editing, colour grading, visual effects, format conversions, DCP encoding, rotoscoping and motion graphics as well as full production services for video and audio including creative ideas, planning & logistics. We offer Camera and Grip Hire across the UK and use our experience to help you choose the best gear to suit your needs and budget.


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Crew hire for hybrid zoom Conference

Published Friday 16 September 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We were contacted by Rob from Waggle Events, who needed a crew who could operate both a Zoom and VMix for a hybrid conference event in Lancaster. The event was based around Sociology and saw experts and students from around the world attend either in person, or online via Zoom. Six cre...

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BDCMF encode Tetrovideo Philosophy of a Knife film

Published Thursday 18 August 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

Tetro Video are a Italian media company who are supporting the DVD and Blu-ray release of films by independant film-makers and also creating deluxe editions of classic horror films. To this end they recently sent us a copy of Philosophy of a Knife, a 2008 Russian-American horror film writ...

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click to play the videoDCP & final VFX for Eating Miss Campbell for Frightfest

Published Friday 29 July 2022 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been busy finishing off the last couple of visual effects clean ups on Liam Regans dark horror comedy feature Eating Miss Campbell in time for its world premier screening at Frightfest 2022. We have been working on a lot of VFX and cleanups on Eating Miss Cambell this year - (see o...

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TV spot filming at Wookey Hole Caves

Published Monday 25 July 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Something festive and magical was happening at Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset last week as Halloween and Christmas came early. We were back working with Colin from Colour 247 to capture shots for some upcoming TV ads for Wookey Hole Caves. Setting up inside the circus theatre and inside...

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Crew Hire for Cookware Ads with Poppy Cooks

Published Friday 22 July 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark & Stu have been filming on location near Windsor with a local marketing company to film a series of adverts for a major cookware manufacturer. The adverts starred Chef and influencer Poppy Cooks, who has over one million followers on TikTok, has just released a cookbook and will ...

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DCP for Der Kleine Prinz mit Martin Feifel

Published Wednesday 20 July 2022 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production

We have just delivered a DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for Der Kleine Prinz: Musikalische Lesung mit Martin Feifel (The Little Prince: A Musical reading with Martin Feifel). Der Kleine Prinz: Musikalische Lesung mit Martin Feifel is a live performance piece in which Martin Fiefel recount...

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Royal International Air Tattoo Vision mixing crew for Planes TV

Published Sunday 17 July 2022 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Mark has spent a fun day in a hot field at the Royal International Air Tattoo, setting up vision mixing kit and watching the planes perform ariel acrobatics and compete for a range of awards from best paint scheme, best individual flight display to best overall flying demonstration.. and t...

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BDCMF Encoding for Cross of the Seven Jewels Blu-ray

Published Tuesday 28 June 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

Tetro Video are an Italian company who are supporting the DVD and Blu-ray release (and re-release) of films by independent film-makers. We have now worked with Tetrovideo on a couple of new releases and our latest collaboration in on the re-release of the 1987 Italian horror film 'Cro...

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Crew hire for Corporate team building event

Published Friday 10 June 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We were contacted by Rob from Waggle Events, who needed a camera crew for a corporate training event near Burton on Trent. The event for a large haircare brand, who had arranged a corporate teambuilding event over a few days for a number of their head office staff. Four crew members tr...

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Drug Abuse films for Stand Against Violence Charity SAV

Published Thursday 9 June 2022 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

Mark has been filming interviews with a family for a series of educational videos for the Somerset-based charity Stand Against Violence (SAV) . The videos will be used in workshops as part of a community education program to inform children about the harmful effects of legal highs, cannabi...

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Bridgwater Carnival Jubilation cart at Queens Jubiilee parade

Published Tuesday 7 June 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

We want to offer up a massive congratulations to our friends at Bridgwater Carnival, who created a stunning 100ft long carnival cart to take part in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant on the 5th June 2022. The 100ft long carnival cart and 132 carnivalites performed in front of t...

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DCP Encoding for Suspect Film

Published Monday 16 May 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working with director David Masters to produce a DCP encode of this new short film, Suspect. David is a London based director of short films and commercials, having worked around the world with major brands. Digital cinemas require films to be delivered in a format called ...

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Magical filming at Wookey Hole for TV spot

Published Tuesday 10 May 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Something magical was happening at Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset yesterday We were working with Colour 247 to capture shots for an upcoming TV spot for Wookey Hole Caves. Setting up inside one of the famous caves, we were joined by the world renowned Witch of Wookey Hole as she weaved ...

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Sound crew hire for Cladco promo shoot

Published Thursday 5 May 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has spent two days working with local company Panoptic, filming a promo shoot in a studio in Exeter. Stu was on hand to capture audio, while the Panoptic team took care of the visuals. Maniac Films also provided lighting kit hire for the shoot. The shoot was for Cladco, a large c...

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Title animation for Eating Miss Campbell film

Published Monday 2 May 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have been working with director Liam Regan to get his latest film 'Eating Miss Campbell ' ready for release. This has included a number of areas including grading, SFX and more. Stu recently worked on something a bit different though. Liam wanted an animated opening title...

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Livestream Crew and Cameras for London Law Firm

Published Tuesday 26 April 2022 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Mark has just returned from London, to provide a multicamera livestream service. The guys were back working again in the new head office of a London Law firm, having previously visited back in September and were once again assisting the client with a livestreamed conference to thier sta...

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I am Belmaya Blu-ray design & build

Published Tuesday 19 April 2022 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production

We have been working with Sue Carpenter to design and produce a Blu-ray release of the story of award winning Nepalese filmmaker Belmaya. The DVD release, titled 'I am Belmaya', features the titular 84min film directed by Sue Carpenter & Belmaya Nepali, and 3 short films mad...

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Happy Easter to all of our Customers

Published Thursday 14 April 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Miscellaneous

The team at Maniac Films would like to wish our customers a very Happy Easter We will be closed over the easter weekend (emails may be answered but it won't be immediate) and will be open again on Tuesday 19th.  ...

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Bridgwater Carnival 2022 is going ahead!

Published Monday 21 March 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

Exciting news! After two years of the incredible Bridgwater Carnival not being able to go ahead, 2022 will see the return of Bridgwater Carnival live and in person! So Maniac Films will be back in Bridgwater on the 5th November to livestream the event. We will have multiple cameras ...

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Dog Agility filming with AbsoluteDogs

Published Friday 18 March 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

Stu have been filming near Okehampton with the team from. AbsoluteDogs. He was filming a live event with a guest dog Agility trainer from Spain, Iban Cubedo. Joining in the class as well and filming the introductions for the day was our long time client Lauren Langman, fresh from her 1st ...

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