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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook by Mark Brindle

200FPS Slo-mo Filming for Wookey Hole TV Spots

Published Thursday 26 June 2014 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

It's always fun to take on a new challenge. Today we were filming in Bristol with Colour 247 using a Sony FS-700 camera filming at 200 frames per second. Normal video runs at 25-30fps so this is super slow motion when played back at 25fps. We were called in to help with captu...

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Live filming and vision mixing for Bridgwater Carnival 2013

Published Thursday 7 November 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

In 2013 we returned to Bridgwater Carnival, the largest illuminated procession in Britain, to provide live filming & vision mixing for the big screen in the centre of town. We again asked to provide cameras and crew to film the parade and broadcast the footage onto a huge screen. We a...

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click to play the videoPromo shoot for Paignton Zoo at Exeter Chiefs Stadium

Published Thursday 19 September 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Well that was a little different to our usual filming days. Mark & Charli spent yesterday evening at the Exeter Chiefs rugby ground filming a number of the team. Nothing unusual in this until you realise that they were wearing nothing but their boots and briefs and had had their ent...

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Interview with Anne Nolan for Blueprint Pictures

Published Friday 21 June 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have just returned from filming a an interview with the lovely Anne Nolan. (Yes one of the original Nolan Sisters!) We had been hired by Blueprint Pictures from Ireland to provide crew for the interview under the direction on company founder David Blake Knox. The interview took pl...

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Live filming and vision mixing for Bridgwater Carnival 2012

Published Wednesday 7 November 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Bridgwater Carnival is the largest illuminated procession in Britain and is a major event in the towns calendar. We were asked to provide cameras and crew to film the parade and broadcast the footage onto a huge screen. We also displayed footage of bands playing on the stage and of the cr...

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Crew hire and live event filming for Cineon Productions

Published Tuesday 17 January 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Cineon Productions recently called upon us to supply a camera operator to film interviews and speakers at a business conference in Birmingham. The brief required our cameraman to use a broadcast camera provided by Cineon, however this left them short on kit for another shoot on the same...

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Its a wrap on The Reverend

Published Tuesday 10 May 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Maniac Films have been back on set to shoot the final scenes of the new film The Reverend. Mark Brindle from Maniac returned to Wales to resume his post as 1st AC / focus puller, second camera operator and grip assistant. Maniac Films are also providing camera rental and grip hire, inclu...

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Filming starts on The Reverend - Maniac Films provide crew & cameras

Published Wednesday 6 April 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Maniac Films have just started work a new film with TRF ltd, 'The Reverend'. Mark Brindle from Maniac will be on set working as 1st AC / focus puller, second camera operator and grip assistant. Maniac Films are also providing camera rental and grip hire, supplying two Panasonic AF...

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London location filming with Uber for iPhone/iPad app

Published Friday 29 October 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Maniac Films have just completed a one day shoot in London with Uber-London. Paul from Uber requested that we bring down two Canon 7d shooting rigs to film video content for an upcoming iPhone/iPad app. Mark Brindle from Maniac Films travelled down and filmed the action. The action was s...

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Music video filming for Theatre Giant upcoming production of Houdini

Published Monday 18 October 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Mark Brindle spent a day filming a complex music video promo in Bournemouth with Theatre Giant using a Canon 7D DSLR video rig and our Porta Jib. The video will be used to promote the up-coming West End musical currently being developed by the company. The song, called 'Immortal&...

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London shoot for Uber and Betternest

Published Friday 16 July 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

London based digital media company Uber-London once again requested our assistance with filming and equipment for a shoot in central London. Stu Gaunt from Maniac travelled down to the location near the Tate Modern to film a series of interviews with people who either worked in the buildin...

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Greenscreen filming for Risen with Shaun Cummins

Published Wednesday 16 June 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have just returned from shooting the final scene to be filmed for Risen: The Howard Winstone Story in Leicester with former professional boxer Shaun 'The Guvnor' Cummins. The scene starred Cummins as a radio reporter, commentating on Howards final fight in the film against Mits...

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More filming for Boxing Biopic 'Risen' in Wales

Published Wednesday 18 November 2009 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have been back up to Wales to film more 2nd unit shots for Risen, the Howard Winstone Boxing feature - this time we were filming in the Merthyr Labour Club with director Neil Jones from Burn Hand productions on the Sony F900. The shoot saw cameo appearances from 7 former British and Wo...

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click to play the video2nd Unit filming on Boxing biopic feature Risen

Published Tuesday 23 September 2008 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

We have been up to Wales to do some 2nd unit filming for Risen, the story of Howard Winstone, by Burnhand films, directed by Merthyr born Neil Jones. A lot of the film has been completed and we were getting some more montage scenes with the Sony F900 to cut-in with existing footage. Fi...

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