Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update 2023
Maniac Films are operating as normal for both production & camera hire services and will continue to do so until advised otherwise.
As a precaution we have increased our hygeine practises including the careful cleaning of any equipment returned to us

Please note: Due to courier restictions we are unable to ship out any orders on the same day as your order is placed. All orders will need to be completed by 4:30pm on the day before shipping.

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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.

Lighting crew hire for TV advert in Paignton

Published Monday 23 January 2023 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark just spent two days in Paignton filming with Simple Media and T&S Creative Communications. He was proving wet lighting hire for a TV advert for a major internet provider. Mark arrived on the first day to help to set-up the lights that he was provinding. The crew spent the whole...

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Wookey Hole TV ad pulled as it's too successful!!

Published Friday 9 December 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Wow, this is some nice feedback. Back in July we filmed a TV spot for Wookey Hole Caves which was planned to be shown in the run-up to Christmas 2022. However we just recevied word from the director Colin from Colour 247 that the advert has been pulled from television, and not for bad ...

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Live event filming for Super Trainer Live 2022

Published Thursday 24 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has been in Okehampton filming from a 5 day event over the last weekend. He was filming and providing content for a Zoom-bases livestream conference for the annual Super Trainer Live event for Absolute Dogs. Back in 2020, coronavirus restrictions forced the team at Absolute Dog...

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Camera crew / Editor hire for teambuilding conference

Published Thursday 10 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has spent 3 days woking with Rob from Waggle Events, who needed a camera operator & editor for a corporate training event near Bristol. The event was for a law enforcement agency, who had arranged a corporate team building event over a few days for a number of their staff. Stu ...

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Sound op hire for factory promo shoot

Published Thursday 10 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has been working with local company Panoptic, filming a series of promotional videos at a factory in Okehampton Stu was on hand to capture audio, while the Panoptic team took care of the visuals. Maniac Films also provided a number of Pag V-lok batteries to power the LED lights on t...

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click to play the videoBridgwater Carnival 2022 Filming Crew Live Stream and DVD production

Published Wednesday 9 November 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have finally been back to Bridgwater on the 5th November 2022 for our 9th successful year filming the fabulous Bridgwater Carnival in it's spectacular return after a 2 year break (due to Covid-19). As with previous years we created a live mix for the big screen and a Live Stream to ...

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Gimbal crew hire for live conference event

Published Monday 24 October 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We were contacted by Rob from Waggle Events, who needed a two crew members who could operate gimbal cameras with wireless video transmitters for a team building evert at a conference in Wales. The conference was for a major soft drinks manufacturer and included a 2 hour team building even...

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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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click to play the videoTV 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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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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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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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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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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Crew hire for Healthcare Product Promo Content

Published Sunday 13 March 2022 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Mark has been providng LED lighting and assisting with filming for a North-Devon based marketing company to create a series of adverts and Instagram content for a major healthcare product manufacturer, aimed at the home-testing market . He was working as a camera assistant on the shoot ...

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Live event vision & audio mixing for Travel Chapter

Published Friday 10 December 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

The Maniac team have spent three days at the Pier House in Westward Ho! working with local company Panoptic. They were hired by holiday homes specialist Travel Chapter to assist with the AV for their yearly Christmas conference. Panoptic called us in as we have experience in live video ...

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Live event filming at Bideford Chistmas Lights 2021

Published Monday 6 December 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

On Sunday, Stu joined up with Phil from Phil Saunders Creative and other camera crew to live stream the Bideford Christmas Lights Switch On 2021. The yearly event has been able to go ahead again after the cancellation of the 2020 event. Because so many people are still staying at home a...

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