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click to play the videoFilm & sound crew hire for the Festival of Wonder

Published Monday 15 May 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

The Maniac team have just returned from a weekend trip to Guildford in Surrey to film part of The Festival of Wonder, a one day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Surrey. The event was held across multiple campuses and venues and involved both live music and als...

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Location audio crew for corporate film in plymouth

Published Thursday 20 April 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We sent Stu and his location audio kit down to Plymouth for a one day shoot with Ben from GSL Media. Ben was shooting a short drama for a major pharmaceutical firm which will be used as part of the companys internal e-learning system. The shoot was based in an office building and used ...

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Sound crew hire for internal training video shoot

Published Tuesday 14 March 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu spent a day in Plymouth where he was working as a sound recordist for a corporate video with GSL Media. The crew were filming a series of mock interviews between a manager and employees for a major delivery company. The set-up was a simple one. All footage was shot from the point...

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Cameraman hire for Southampton Hospital shoot

Published Friday 24 February 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a days filming in Southampton for GSL Media. Ben from GSL was unfortunately double booked, and gave us a call about sending a cameraman down to Southampton to film a 30 minute piece for a conference. Stu made the journey down with the Sony PMW-200 camera, a...

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Sound recordist hire for corporate shoot in London

Published Friday 17 February 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu spent a day in London on a shoot with Ben from GSL Media as a sound recordist. The were filming sections for an in-house training video for one of the top 3 supermarkets in the UK and shooting took place at their London headquarters. The crew were there to film a number of introd...

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Sound crew hire in Plymouth for GSL Media

Published Monday 24 October 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a day in Plymouth where he was working as a sound recordist for a corporate video with GSL Media. The shoot was for major manufacturing firm and the crew were there to film a series of mock meetings, shot from the perspective of a manager, which will be used f...

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4K slo-mo filming with Torville & Dean for TV advert

Published Monday 26 September 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

In our 3rd year of working together, we have once again been on set with production company Colour 247 to assist with the filming of a number of Television, Cinema & web adverts for the 2016 pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Cinderella. The shots were all filmed against a...

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click to play the videoFilming Gerry Cottle's Rock Circus TV Advert

Published Friday 15 July 2016 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We have been working with Colin from Colour247 again, filming at Gerry Cottle's world famous circus in Southsea for a TV advert and short promo with additional interviews to be used in a longer video at a later stage. We spent a couple of days inside the big top filming the fantastic p...

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Sound crew hire in Kent for corporate training film

Published Monday 23 May 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a 2 day shoot in Kent for a corporate video with Plymouth based GSL Media as a sound recordist. The shoot was for a company specialising in the creation of scents and flavours. The crew were there to film a series of mock interviews, shot from the perspective ...

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Location sound crew hire for car manufacturer in Brussels

Published Wednesday 4 May 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has been working with Plymouth based GSL Media as a sound recordist on a location shoot in Belgium. The shoot was for a training video for a major car manufacturer and involved filming at a number of locations over 3 days. The aim was to film the journey through the car design proce...

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Setup for Sandy Brown Ceramic Temple Presentation

Published Monday 18 April 2016 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We've been helping renowned Ceramic Artist Sandy Brown with the setup for a multimedia presentation she is preparing for an evening event at Appledore Arts. Sandy is showcasing the behind-the-scenes slides and video from her recent commission by famous auction house Sotherby's for ...

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click to play the videoMusic video filming for Gina Hocking

Published Monday 14 March 2016 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We have spent the day shooting green screen and other scenes for two new music videos for session singer Gina Ellen from Appledore. We used an iPad slate application to sync the sound for Malcolm Stretten, the song writer and editor, to use in post to synchronise the takes for the final vi...

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Stu helps to film the launch of Irish Offshore Patrol Vessel

Published Thursday 10 March 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu spent yesterday afternoon at Babcock Marine in Appledore, where for the last 9 months, the shipyard has been building the newest addition to the Irish Navy fleet - The William Butler Yates. The ship is a 90 metre long offshore patrol vessel and is also the 3rd of three identical ships ...

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Beach filming with Ragmuffin Lewis

Published Thursday 25 February 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has spent a sunny afternoon on the beach with our canine friend, Ragamuffin Lewis (and of course his owner Fiona) They were filming some shots using the Sony PMW-200 for use on Ragamuffins various website including his blog - The Adventures Of Ragamuffin Lewis. The aim of the vid...

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Corporate promo filming with Applegate Marketplace

Published Friday 5 February 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We spent a day filming in the offices of Barnstaple based Applegate Marketplace for a series of upcoming promotional films to do with the launch of a new RFQ (Request for Quotation) system they will be launching soon for Applegate Pro users. We were contacted by James from Applegate who...

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