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Maniac Films Blog Archive 2004

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December 2004 - Photo Gallery updates

Photo gallery updates in the surfing section - more Croyde action. Added Scotland surfing Photo gallery. Updates in Band gallery and Landscapes gallery. Added Josh Lewan surfing Photos.

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November 2004 - Enhanced CD on sale

The Lost Girls Enhanced CD is now available for sale online. This enhanced CD contains all your favourite Lost Girls tracks recorded live at Ilfracombe and Croyde, plus video clips and photos. Suitable for playback in PC or MAC.

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November 2004 - 'Enclave' DVD Authoring

DVD Authoring for short film 'Enclave' by Russell Frampton and Ruth Way. A surreal dance fantasy from these two South West filmakers. We created a simple DVD version and re mastered the audio to Dolby Digital.

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November 2004 - Creation Fest web clips

Work is continuing on the Creation Fest 2005 promo DVD. We have started putting some new web clips on the Creation Fest info page, which will be posted soon on the Creation fest Web site.

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November 2004 - more Rock for the Uni's

MANIAC films gets more source footage for the Universe Inspectors 'Rockumentary'.
Filming Melvyn Mountain biking and Ralph with some tow-in surf practice..More Universe Inspectors info.

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November 2004 - Don't Just Stand there..

Work has started on the new PointBreaks 2005 promo - promoting Simon s new Intermediate lessons - 'Don't just stand there'... aimed at intermediate level surfers who want extra coaching and classroom lessons to help improve...

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October 2004 - Genesis Surf Shop goes Online

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genesis surf shop store front 2004

MANIAC films finishes the e-commerce web store for Genesis Surf Shop, Ilfracombe..including product photography,web site design and hosting, store management in one package. The store has it all - secure online payments, Surf reports, web cams, photo gallery, video clips, product reviews, returns processing, froogle data feed..Genesis surf shop web site info.
Connect to Genesis Online Surf Shop.

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October 2004 - Scotland Surf Chronicles

Surf filming trip on the ten year anniversary as three old friends battle the elements in the cold and wild North West coast of Scotland. . MANIAC films prepares to edit a backlog of dusty footage from ten years worth of trips to the far North and beyond. More Photos and video clips coming soon..

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September 2004 - WRC Event Wales..

MANIAC films demonstrates more rugged outdoor mobile Satellite communication services With UTIL4 at the WRC event in Swansea and Cardiff.
We also got time to film some of the race this time..video clips to come soon..

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August 2004 - Billy Budds endless screening

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devon dreams surfing

Billy Budds is now screening an endless loop show reel - from local surfing in Croyde and Woolacombe, to Kite surfing and Windsurfing in Fiji. The 1 hour DVD loop includes - Cyprus Rally short, e-commerce web site build, Universe Inspectors, C-14, Lost Girls clips, Creation Fest sk8, Atlantic Village SK8, Sunshine Revisited, Devon Dreams redone, Climbing Baggy and more. This will be an ongoing loop, updated when time permits. Jon Foster from Billy Budds said "Its great to see some local faces up on the screen"

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August 2004 - Creation Fest filming

MANIAC films covers the Creation fest 2004 event at Woolacombe and the pre-festival Outreach events at Atlantic Village Bideford and Ilfracombe. The video will be used for the production of a promotional DVD for next years event in August.

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August 2004 - MANIAC surf team Video

More web clips have been added to the downloads area. MANIAC surf team at Croyde, making the most of the empty waves at Croyde and more... See the Maniac Surf team video on youtube

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August 2004 - BSA Interclubs surf contest Video

More web clips have been added to the video downloads area. Lost Enterprises BSA European Interclubs Surf Contest at Woolacombe, Longboarding at Croyde Point and more... See the BSA Interclubs surfing video on Youtube

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July 2004 - Have you been Inspected?

Universe Inspectors Live at the Village. MANIAC films captures the bands dynamic performance to a packed hall at the gig in July 2004
Get more information and view the Universe Inspectors documentary.


July 2004 - Bristol Bikefest video editing

MANIAC films provides Hi8 video conversion and editing to Quicktime MPEG4 web movies for Yucca Media from the recent Bristol Bikefest 2004 event.
Get more information and view the Web clips.

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June 2004 - Goldcoast Oceanfest filming

MANIAC films provides filming support for USP and Yucca Media at the Intel Goldcoast Oceanfest 2004. MANIAC films supported the local event by filming interviews and sports events during the Oceanfest weekend to provide media for the 'big screen' in between the live bands. A copy of the DVD Devon Dreams and parts of the surf film The long way round by Chris Preston were played to help fill any spare gaps too.

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June 2004 - Satellite Broadband Solution design and demo

MANIAC films helps startup UTIL4 ltd and Inmarsat with a rugged Satellite Internet platform for the World Rally in Cyprus 2004. Mark Brindle in association with UTIL4 helped build a rugged version of a wireless hot spot using Cisco technology and Intel Centrino wireless technology to link up VIP guests with live Race data whilst on remote stages of the WRC event.

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May 2004 - Surfing Footage License for 'Big Brother' Oz

MANIAC films supplies Endemol Southern Star with a film license to use surfing footage of Paul Dyer from the DVD Sunshine Surfers for the bio of Paul for Big Brother. Paul still seems to be the most popular housemate in the Big Brother Australia house. See whats going on in the house and Vote for Paul at bigbrother.ten.com.au

Marni Winter, supervising production manager for Big Brother said "thank you for making this so easy"

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May 2004 - Creation fest 2003/4 promo now available

The free Creation Fest 2004 promo DVD is now available from Calvary Chapel. We have sorted out all music license issues with MCPS and its ready to roll. Check out the Quicktime mp4 sample and information about Creation fest 2004 August 6-8th Woolacombe, North Devon.


April 2004 - Latest BSA Interclubs photos online

New gallery image uploads have been completed in the surfing gallery to include the Woolacombe Interclubs BSA contest and the Al Ranakin Memorial.
Some images have also been posted at the Saltrock and the Croyde Surf Club web sites


April 2004 - The long way round DVD for sale

New Chris Preston film - 'The Long way around' now available to buy on DVD. This surfing movie showcases some of the UK top longboarders, shot in the south west at beaches including Saunton Sands and Putsborough beach. DVD production by MANIAC films ltd.

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April 2004 - Image Gallery gets more content

New gallery image uploads have been completed for surfing, windsurfing, kite boarding and skateboarding

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April 2004 - MANIAC Office build in progress

Work has finally begun on new office premises to house the post production facilities. Due for semi-completion in late April 2004.

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March 2004 - Creation fest promo nears completion

Creation Fest 2004 promo DVD now under final scrutiny by Calvary Chapel and awaiting approval from various record companies and copyright holders. Check out the Quicktime sample and information about Creation fest 2004 August 6-8th Woolacombe, North Devon.

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February 2004 - Jason Lloyd Climbing North Devon

'Climbing Baggy' DVD approval version available. Awaiting sound re-mixing with Jay LLoyd. We built a special backpack wearable bullet camera for Jay to climb up one of the bigger slabs at baggy point. Some of the footage played out in Billy Budds endless screenings in Croyde recently.

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