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Crew Hire

DoP, lighting, camera and sound recording crew for 4k Snow White Panto TV advert in Bristol Hippodrome with Colour247 Sound crew on location for VW promo with GSL Media At Exeter Chiefs Rugby stadium with Cineon Productions as focus puller and jib and dolly grip

Maniac Films not only hire camera, lighting, grip and sound equipment for productions but we can also provide experienced operators to use the kit too. We can work with you and your clients on a complex production or can work independently on your behalf - saving you time and money. Give us a brief and we can discuss the equipment and the crew positions needed.

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, Colour247

We don't just work on our own video productions, we also offer crew hire for many positions including Director of Photography (DoP), camera operator, 1st Assistant Camera (1st AC/focus puller), 2nd Assistant camera, Jib grip, Dolly grip, lighting cameraman, sound recordist, boom operator, gimbal operator as well as editor, DiT and VFX crew too. We offer wet-hire of any of our rental kit - sometimes its cheaper to hire us with equipment then to just rent the gear.

camera and sound crew for BBC interviews Camera, vision mixer, crane grip crew for Mole Valley Live catwalk show Lighting, camera and sound crew for IPad application for Divine Chocolate for Uber London

Our crew have worked on TV adverts, feature films, corporate promo's, documentaries & sports films. We have worked in a range of locations from studios and theatres to windswept mountains - so why not give us a try on your next shoot?

It was amazing having Stu there to help (with the sound recording) - Ben, GSL Media

'Wet hire' can also save you money compared to hiring crew and equipment separately. The hire charge for some of our equipment is included in the crew hire day rate (certain items such as the jib cost extra and may require 2 or more crew members).

We use all of our hire equipment on our own productions so we are familiar with the kit. Familiarity means less mistakes and less time wasted setting up and getting to know the kit. If you want to learn on the job you can learn from us too - we are a friendly bunch!

Dop, lighting, camera and sound crew for 4k TV advert for Colour247 in Bristol Feature crew 1st AC focus puller, dolly and jib grip and 2nd Camera operator for The Reverend camera and dolly grip crew for slow motion shoot for Wookey Hole TV advert by Colour247

We work locally in the South West UK but can travel across the country and have often found ourselves in Leeds, Cumbria, London or deep into the heart of Wales. We have worked on productions in Indonesia, Fiji & Australia too and are keen to travel as required. Contact us now to discuss your crew needs or browse some of our previous projects below. If you need a video filming and editing as a complete video production rather then equipment and crew hire, please see our video production services for more information.

Sound crew & teleprompter hire for hospital training film

Published Friday 20 April 2018 in Crew Hire

We sent Stu down to London for a day with Ben from GSL Media. Ben had hired Stu in as a sound recording for a training video shoot in a major London eye hospital. Stu also took along our iPad Teleprompter system which Ben had hired for the shoot. Stu was part of a 4 person crew, workin...

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Sound crew hire for shoot in Geneva

Published Wednesday 28 March 2018 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a short corporate shoot in Geneva, Switzerland for GSL Media. Stu was part of a crew who were filming 6 interviews with some of the top people in a major inspection, verification, testing and certification company. The interviews will form part of a new onl...

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Product advert filming for the Gro Company

Published Monday 22 January 2018 in Crew Hire

We spent a day in a studio near Exeter working with the Gro Company to film a web advert for a new product which will soon be launching in Australia and will also be launching here in the UK later this year. Gro tend to shoot a lot of their web videos in house, but for larger launches t...

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Sound crew provided for shoot with major internet company

Published Wednesday 15 November 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a 1 day shoot in London at the London HQ of a major internet search company, where he worked as a location sound recordist for an corporate training film with GSL Media. As mentioned, the shoot was for a very popular internet search company at their London HQ....

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Live Event Kit and Crew for Mole Valley Farmers Dairy Conference

Published Friday 10 November 2017 in Crew Hire

We've had a busy November with another Live event kit and crew hire this time for Phil Saunders Creative at the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset for the Mole Valley Farmers Diary Conference. We did a full equipment pre-build and setup our ATEM 4K vison mixer kit and multiple 4K cameras ...

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Sound recordist & camera hire for charity film

Published Friday 3 November 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a two day shoot in London with Ben from GSL Media as a sound recordist. Stu also took along a Sony a7s II 4K camera to allow Ben to shoot in 4K video. The team were filming a series of interviews for a major charity. All of the interviewees suffer from variou...

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Sound crew hire for shoot in Copenhagen

Published Monday 30 October 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a 2 day shoot in Copenhagen, where he fulfilled the role of sound recordist for an e-learning Health & Safety film with GSL Media. The shoot was for a major pharmaceutical company at their headquarters. The crew were there to film a series of short dr...

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Sound crew & camera hire for Pharmaceutical company film

Published Wednesday 9 August 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu has been visiting the offices of a major pharmaceutical company near London with Ben from GSL Media. They were there to film sections for an online training module for new company starters. Stu was on location with his preferred location audio kit to ensure the best sound possible was ...

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Accommodation advert filming for Fiona Lewis

Published Monday 10 July 2017 in Crew Hire

After a whole host of filming and photographic shoots for Ragamuffin the dog, we have been working local film maker Fiona Lewis from NowWatchIt media on a shoot which was less dog orientated than usual. A few years ago Fiona made a promotional film for a local riding stables, which also...

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Film & sound crew hire for the Festival of Wonder

Published Monday 15 May 2017 in Crew Hire

The Maniac team have just returned from a weekend trip to Guildford in Surrey to film part of The Festival of Wonder, a one day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Surrey. The event was held across multiple campuses and venues and involved both live music and als...

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Location audio crew for corporate film in plymouth

Published Thursday 20 April 2017 in Crew Hire

We sent Stu and his location audio kit down to Plymouth for a one day shoot with Ben from GSL Media. Ben was shooting a short drama for a major pharmaceutical firm which will be used as part of the companys internal e-learning system. The shoot was based in an office building and used ...

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Sound crew hire for internal training video shoot

Published Tuesday 14 March 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu spent a day in Plymouth where he was working as a sound recordist for a corporate video with GSL Media. The crew were filming a series of mock interviews between a manager and employees for a major delivery company. The set-up was a simple one. All footage was shot from the point...

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Cameraman hire for Southampton Hospital shoot

Published Friday 24 February 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a days filming in Southampton for GSL Media. Ben from GSL was unfortunately double booked, and gave us a call about sending a cameraman down to Southampton to film a 30 minute piece for a conference. Stu made the journey down with the Sony PMW-200 camera, a...

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Sound recordist hire for corporate shoot in London

Published Friday 17 February 2017 in Crew Hire

Stu spent a day in London on a shoot with Ben from GSL Media as a sound recordist. The were filming sections for an in-house training video for one of the top 3 supermarkets in the UK and shooting took place at their London headquarters. The crew were there to film a number of introd...

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Sound crew hire in Plymouth for GSL Media

Published Monday 24 October 2016 in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a day in Plymouth where he was working as a sound recordist for a corporate video with GSL Media. The shoot was for major manufacturing firm and the crew were there to film a series of mock meetings, shot from the perspective of a manager, which will be used f...

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