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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...

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Live Event Crew for eSports Car Racing Event

Published Friday 29 March 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We've been down to Mercedes Benz World with The Event House for the finals of the eSports Racing Championships (Project Cars 2) with a three person crew filming the car racing and the live commentary as well as interviewing the drivers and generating material for future promo films. Se...

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Final green screen pickup shot for Wookey Hotel Advert

Published Tuesday 15 January 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We've just finished a short pickup shot for one of the Wookey Hole Hotel adverts we filmed with Colour247 at the end of last year. We built a small bedroom set in our studio to film a green screen shot of a 'magic duvet' being pulled up - you can see the string but you wont see...

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Video filming crew for Autosport International NEC 2019

Published Monday 14 January 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We've been up to the NEC in Birmingham at the Autosport International show for a few days providing camera equipment and camera crew hire to The Event House eSports stand who were showcasing linked electronic car racing and motorcycle Virtual Reality gaming. The show was on 10th - 13th...

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click to play the videoManiac Films Video Crew Showreel 2019

Published Thursday 3 January 2019 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Here is our new Video crew showreel for 2019. This is a collection of video clips from projects we have been involved in as crew up to the end of 2018 - some older and some newer. The clips range from crew on short and feature films, TV adverts, training films, sporting events, music video...

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Gimbal operator for Pages of the Sea on Saunton Beach

Published Monday 12 November 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Sunday 11th November 2018 say the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. As part of the events to mark this anniversary, on 32 beaches across the UK, giant sand portraits were created of some of the men & women who lost their lives during the war. The portraits were created by ...

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Live Filming, Vision Mixing & live streaming at Bridgwater Carnival 2018

Published Sunday 4 November 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

On Saturday 3rd November 2018, we arrived at 9am to set-up our gear for the 2018 Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, the largest illuminated procession in Britain. Maniac Films were back on location with a 7 person crew to document the event from 10:30am until the finish at 11:30pm. Although t...

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Christmas TV Advert Filming with Colour247

Published Wednesday 17 October 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have been filming near the Brecon Beacons with Colour 247 for a series of Christmas TV adverts for a shopping Centre in Cardiff. We filmed the majority of the footage in the home of the family who will also star in the adverts and filmed one additional shot on the drive of another ho...

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4K advert filming at Wookey Hole with Colour247

Published Monday 8 October 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We've spent two days filming the various types of accommodation at Wookey Hole with Director Colin Martin from Colour 247 for a series of upcoming Web adverts. Mark did some camera tests in advance of the shoot to check the dynamic range and gradability of the Sony Slog2 mode on the A7...

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Film crew hire for interviews in London

Published Friday 28 September 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark & Stu have spent a day filming in central London for GSL Media. Usually Ben from GSL is the one manning the camera on these shoots with Stu providing audio services, but on this occasion Ben was unable to make it so he asked Mark to go along with Stu to take care of the filming. ...

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Sound crew hire for major supermarket shoot

Published Monday 11 June 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Back in the office after a 4 day shoot in London & Brighton, Stu has been recording sound on location for a series of e-learning videos for a major supermarket chain with GSL Media. The shoot took place in 4 of the supermarket chains stores, ranging from small 'local' conven...

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click to play the videoVideo Playout Crew for Cornish Ice Cream Commercial

Published Wednesday 16 May 2018 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Mark has been down to the lovely Hayle Beach in Cornwall as part of the crew for the latest Kelly's Ice cream commercial 'Beach Huts' by Director Alex Turner from Fat Lemon tv. Shot on the Arri mini Alexa with anamorphic lenses on a beautiful sunny day in April, Mark was tasked...

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Sound crew & teleprompter hire for hospital training film

Published Friday 20 April 2018 by Stu Gaunt 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 crew 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, w...

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Sound crew hire for shoot in Geneva

Published Wednesday 28 March 2018 by Stu Gaunt 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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click to play the videoProduct advert filming for the Gro Company

Published Monday 22 January 2018 by Stu Gaunt 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 by Stu Gaunt 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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