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The Digital Filmmaking Handbook by Mark Brindle

click to play the videoChristmas TV Advert Filming with Colour247 for Festival Shopping

Published Thursday 30 October 2014 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

We have been working with Colour 247 on a project as camera crew, using our cameras & delivering the rushes for editing & post production. We have just wrapped on another shoot, this time we were creating a winter wonderland right here in Croyde. The final output will be a num...

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click to play the video4K Filming for Bristol Hippodrome Panto TV Adverts with Colour247

Published Friday 12 September 2014 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

You never know where the next project will take you and this one was certainly a bit different. We were called upon by production company Colour 247 to assist with the filming of a number of TV, cinema & web adverts to promote the 2014 pantomime, Dick Whittington at the Bristol Hippodr...

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Location Filming for Puxton Park TV Ad with Colour247

Published Tuesday 9 September 2014 by Mark Brindle in Crew Hire

Mark has been working with Colin from Colour 247. This time he travelled to Puxton Park, a family adventure park near Weston-Super-Mare. Under the direction of Colin, Mark filmed a range of attractions at the venue, from the petting zoo to bumper boats using our& PMW-200 camera. Filming we...

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click to play the videoWookey Hole Slow motion 200fps TV spots now online

Published Wednesday 30 July 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Crew Hire

Last month we were filming in Bristol with Colour 247 using a Sony FS-700 camera filming at 200 frames per second for a series of new tv adverts for Wookey Hole Caves. The adverts have now been finished by Colour 247 and have been airing on ITV. Some of the adverts has been uploaded to ...

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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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