Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update 2022
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
Our next day courier APC are still delivering, although drivers are taking precautions such as minimal contact with recipients

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.

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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Live event filming for Super Trainer Live 2021

Published Wednesday 24 November 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a 5 day event over the last weekend in Okehampton. He was filming the Zoom livestream converence for the annual Super Trainer Live event for Absolute Dogs. in 2020, coronavirus restrictions forced the team at Absolute Dogs to cancel their plans to hold th...

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Live event mixing crew hire for Tailwind & major retailer

Published Friday 19 November 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has been back in London with the team from Tailwind Productions to provide live event mixing services for an event at the HQ of a major UK retailer in Welwyn Garden City. Mark travelled up and spent the first day setting up for the following two day event which focussed on the reta...

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click to play the videoCamera crew for Rideaway Equestiran Pilates shoot

Published Wednesday 13 October 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has spent a day working in Braunton with Pete from Pete Cox Photography as a second camera operator and lighting assistant. They were filming with Pilates instructor Rachael from rachhall.com to create a series of videos for an upcoming collaboration between her and Ride-away Eques...

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Crew hire for livestream at London law firm HQ

Published Monday 20 September 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has just returned from London, where he was working with local film-maker Pete Cox to provide a livestream service. The guys were working in the new head office of a London law firm and were assisting the client with a livestreamed conference with employees discussing a post-covid ...

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Vision mixing crew hire for Supermarket

Published Thursday 22 July 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has been working with Tailwind Productions from Bedford to help a major UK supermarket with a corporate live streaming event. The event took place in Welwyn Garden City and for the event, Mark supplied not only himself and his talents, but also a full live streaming and live mixing...

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Camera crew hire for Cookware promotional filming

Published Monday 21 June 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has been filming on location in North Devon with a local marketing company to film a series of adverts for a major cookware manufacturer. He was working as a camera assistant on the shoot which involved a range of technical shots and set-dressing. The shoot took place in an adapted...

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Camera crew hire for wine promotional film

Published Friday 28 May 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has spent 2 days filming on location in North Devon with a local marketing & events company to film a series of adverts for a wine company. He was working as a camera assistant on the shoot which involved a range of technical shots and set-dressing. The shoot was for a major ...

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Camera crew hire for healthcare promo shoot

Published Thursday 20 May 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu and Mark have spent 6 days filming on location in North Devon with a local marketing & events company. Stu was present for the first two days, and Mark took his place on days 3-6. They were both working as a camera assistant on the shoot which involved product demonstrations and...

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Livestream filming for STL 2020

Published Wednesday 18 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu spent 5 days over the last weekend in Okehampton filming the annual Super Trainer Live event for Absolute Dogs. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the team at Absolute Dogs were forced to cancel their plan to hold their event in front of a 500 strong audience in Torquay. Instead the...

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Camera crew hire for cookware promo shoot

Published Wednesday 21 October 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has spent the last 4 days on location in North Devon with a local marketing & events company. Stu was working as a camera assistant on the shoot which involved product demonstrations and unboxing videos for a major cookware company. Over the 4 days, Stu assisted with camera set-u...

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Camera crew for Corporate film in Plymouth

Published Friday 4 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has been working with Plymouth based GSL Media to assist with a corporate video shoot. Mark was asked to film the CEO of a company based in Plymouth which make computer chips and semiconductors. He was the only member of crew for this shoot as there was was a need to keep numbers dow...

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Crew hire for cookware promo shoot in Barnstaple

Published Tuesday 21 July 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark has been on a 2 day shoot in a show home in Barnstaple with a local marketing & events company, capturing footage for a major cookware brand. Due to the pandemic, the client viewed the shoot remotely, being sent a live feed of the footage bing recorded via the internet. Mark was ...

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Gimbal operator provided for Global Media

Published Friday 20 December 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has been filming in Plymouth with Global Media, the company behind radio stations such as Heart, Classic FM & Radio X. Global also provide marketing campaigns for companies across the UK and it was this branch of the company who contacted us. Global's regional head of video co...

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Sound and Camera Crew Hire for White Screen Video shoot for UK Manufacturer

Published Thursday 21 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We have recently been engaged as lighting, camera and sound crew for a corporate video shoot for a major UK company for their internal e-learning group. We supplied a 3 meter wide white vinyl backdrop system with heavy duty light stand supports, LED lighting for the backdrop and the people...

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click to play the videoBridgwater Carnival 2019 Filming Crew Live Stream and DVD production

Published Thursday 7 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We have been back to Bridgwater again on 2nd November 2019 for our 8th successful year filming the fabulous Bridgwater Carnival with a live mix for the big screen and Live Streaming again this year to YouTube. The Carnival was a fantastic spectacle and a great success for the organisers. W...

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Camera Crew Hire for Global Media

Published Wednesday 18 September 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Global Media, the company behind radio stations such as Heart, Classic FM & Radio X also provide marketing campaigns for companies across the UK. We received a call from Globals regional head of video last week with a request for a camera operator to visit a local Care Home and film a...

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