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About Us

Maniac Films has been making great video content since 2002 . We are a small team of talented individuals well versed in all aspects of Video Production and Post production including Visual Effects. We also run a competitive Camera Equipment Hire and DVD/Blu-ray/ DCP production service. For larger Live event projects we draw from a pool of talented & trusted professionals to bring in extra hands when needed.

Meet one of the Maniac Films core team:

Mark Brindle

Mark Brindle near home in Croyde Bay North Devon Mark Brindle as film crew on recent TV advert Mark Brindle author of The Digital Filmmaking handbook
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Mark is self-taught in camera work and post production and wrote the best selling Digital Filmmakers Handbook (Quercus 2013). Mark remains a computer geek and is adamant this is necessary for post production work!

Mark has planned, produced, directed, filmed, edited and/or colour graded a range of productions from extreme sports events, business promotional films, TV & Cinema adverts, short and feature length films, training films, music videos, stop frame & 2D animation, personal films, documentaries, interactive learning DVDs and experimental films.

Mark has won several IOV and Media Innovation Awards for films and DVDs through the South West media innovation network. He has an BENG Hons Engineering degree in Electronic Computer Systems from Salford University and was a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in a previous lifetime. Mark has been a STEM ambassador who regularly offers work experience and gives careers talks to local students.

Mark has worked for many Blue-chip companies on high technology IT projects across the world and now for major brands in video production and disc authoring. He loves technical challenges, learning new techniques and finding the best equipment. He is a keen Windsurfer, Surfer and Snowboarder and loves Science Fiction.

Mark generally works in the following roles: Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Lighting cameraman, Vision Mixer, focus puller, jib operator, video editor, visual effects producer, VFX artist, colour grader and DVD & Blu-ray authorer, DiT, VT/Playback Operator, but will also work on his own as director/lighting/sound/camera if required.