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
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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 vo...

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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 hous...

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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' convenie...

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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, work...

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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 online ...

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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 the...

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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. T...

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Live Event Kit and Crew for Mole Valley Farmers Dairy Conference

Published Friday 10 November 2017 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We've had a busy November with another Live event kit and crew hire this time for Phil Saunders Creative at the Haynes Motor Museum in Somerset for the Mole Valley Farmers Diary Conference. We did a full equipment pre-build and setup our ATEM 4K vison mixer kit and multiple 4K cameras ...

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click to play the videoLive Filming & Vision Mixing for Bridgwater Carnival 2017

Published Wednesday 8 November 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Saturday 4th November and we were up early to set-up our gear for the 2017 Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival, the largest illuminated procession in Britain. Once again Maniac Films were on location with a 7 person crew to document the event all day and night. It was rather cold and we had a f...

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Sound recordist & camera hire for charity film

Published Friday 3 November 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a two day shoot in London with Ben from GSL Media as a sound recordist. Stu also took along a Sony a7s II 4K camera to allow Ben to shoot in 4K video. The team were filming a series of interviews for a major charity. All of the interviewees suffer from various t...

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Sound crew hire for shoot in Copenhagen

Published Monday 30 October 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has just returned from a 2 day shoot in Copenhagen, where he fulfilled the role of sound recordist for an e-learning Health & Safety film with GSL Media. The shoot was for a major pharmaceutical company at their headquarters. The crew were there to film a series of short dram...

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Sound crew & camera hire for Pharmaceutical company film

Published Wednesday 9 August 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Stu has been visiting the offices of a major pharmaceutical company near London with Ben from GSL Media. They were there to film sections for an online training module for new company starters. Stu was on location with his preferred location audio kit to ensure the best sound possible was ...

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Accommodation advert filming for Fiona Lewis

Published Monday 10 July 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

After a whole host of filming and photographic shoots for Ragamuffin the dog, we have been working local film maker Fiona Lewis from NowWatchIt media on a shoot which was less dog orientated than usual. A few years ago Fiona made a promotional film for a local riding stables, which also o...

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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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