Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update 2021
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
Our next day courier APC are still delivering, although drivers are taking precautions such as minimal contact with recipients
Please note: Due to courier restictions we are unable to ship out any orders on the same day as your order is placed. All orders will need to be completed by 4:30pm on the day before shipping.
DCP, Blu-ray & DVD Production
Maniac Films offer Blu-ray, DVD, DCP and VOD delivery production services here in Devon for both local, nationwide and even worldwide customers.
Thes include from format conversions, disc authoring, static & motion menu design, scripting, subtitle work, disk & insert artwork design.
We also can prepare digital files for VOD delivery, encode feature films for digital cinema projection (DCP) and arrange for disc replication (including BCDMF encoding for Blu-ray replication). We have good relationships with a number of factories & can arrange great replication prices when you need more copies or special packaging like Digi-packs.
We have fibre broadband and can quickly download your source files or upload finished masters as DDP or BDCMF for replication or for on-line distribution.
DCP encoding services
DCP creation for cinema screenings is the final step in film production for the delivery of a digital, high-resolution master for screening on digital cinema screens - for film festivals or for online distribution in preference to Apple Prores HQ. Maniac Films offer DCP encoding, QC playback checks and DCP encryption as part of our post production services. DCP is the industry standard for delivery of films - it is not a single file but a folder containing the video, audio, subtitle assets and some additional housekeeping files. We can take your finished film and convert it to work with a digital cinema projector.
For more information about our DCP Encoding services click here: Maniac Films DCP Encoding
I just wanted to say a heartfelt thanks to you both for your professionalism, talent and cooperation during the re-building of this DVD. I feel we have raised the bar and the DVD is a much more professional and enticing package thanks to your work. I particularly like the fact that Stu listened to me all the way and interpreted what I wanted without question.
- David, New Justice Films
BDCMF encoding for Blu-ray replication
Blu-ray Replication is the best way to produce copies of your Blu-ray release, and the only cost effective way if you want more than 500. Replication doesn't simply burn data onto a writeable disk as is done with duplication. The factory creates a glass master, which is then used to physically stamp the data onto the disk face. This ensures that your discs will last longer and ultimately look more professional with a screen printed face.
Pretty much all Blu-ray replication factories in the world only accept Blu-ray masters for replication in the form of BDCMF. Maniac Films can take your BDMV output folder/disc and convert it to BDCMF for you.
For more information about our Blu-ray BDCMF Encoding services click here: Maniac Films BDCMF preparation
DVD and Blu-ray Authoring
We love complex disc authoring projects with lots of subtitles, languages and menus as well as building motion menus from video assets or building 3D animated menus from scratch, but we can also help if you just need a basic 'play' button and a few chapter points adding with a simple disc image print.
Our DVD & Blu-ray authoring services cover every aspect from encoding, to menu design, subtitling and the final build. If you already have artwork and encoded file - that's great, we can take your finished assets and simply author them into the finished product.
For more information about our Blu-ray BDCMF Encoding services click here: Maniac Films BDCMF preparation
Every comment or feedback we have had on the DVD is that it is the best DVD we have ever had so well done! Sales are looking good up about 12% on last year already.
- Dave, Bridgwater Carnival.
DVD and Blu-ray Replication
For DVD and CD runs of over 1000 copies, it is advisable and much more affordable to use replication instead of duplication. Replication is not carried out in house, but at a dedicated replication factory. The process involves making a glass master disk, from which multiple copies are then made.
We have a good working relationship with one of the largest replication houses in the UK and we can often negotiate a good price. Replication can also include very high quality Lithographic film or screen printing process for disk printing.
Amazon Fulfilment: We have worked with our replication partners and clients to deliver to Amazon fulfilment, ideal for selling your new release on the platform. Get in touch for more details and about how we can work with you.
For more information and pricing for disc replication services click here: Maniac Films DVD & Blu-ray replication
VOD, or Video on Demand, is big business these days and one of the most popular ways to get your film in front of the masses.
Online streaming platforms such as Amazon and Netflix have completed changed the way that we watch films.
Online streaming platforms often have strict rules about which video formats they will accept, including (but not limited to) frame size, frame rate, delivery codec, audio channel assignment and data rate.
We can help you to ensure that your film is delivered in the correct format to ensure acceptance first time.
Read about some of our recent disc production projects below:
BDCMF conversion Focus 50 - Live in RioPublished Monday 26 April 2021 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We've been converting a new Blu-ray for 70's progressive rock band Focus, best known for the brilliant (but bonkers) Hocus Pocus. As part of the bands 50th Anniversary celebrations, they are releasing a 4 disc collection titled 'Focus 50' which will include 3 specially rec...
DVD authoring & Duplication for Shannon TrustPublished Monday 15 February 2021 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We were contacted recently by the Shannon Trust, a national charity supporting thousands of prisoners a year by helping the to transform their lives by unlocking the power of reading. Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, the trust have been unable to safely send volunteers into prisons to ...
Sex, Drugs & HIV 8 x DVD authoringPublished Monday 18 January 2021 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
Mark has been working with Mat Sargeant, Bass player in 90's band Chelsea, Sham 69, Splodgenessabounds and various others. Back in 1995 Mat decided to ask a few fellow musicians to help him put an album together to give something back to the charities that had helped him on ...
BDCMF for LABO 20th anniversary releasePublished Friday 18 December 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
Since 2001, the Lab Competition of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has given prominence to visionary, avant-garde and (re)inventor filmmakers. Every year, this completely offbeat selection takes teh audience by surprise and shakes up a cinematic landscape based on its achievements...
BDCMF encode for Ashens and the Polybius HeistPublished Monday 7 December 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been helping Stuart Ashen to get his new film 'Ashens and the Polybius Heist' ready for Blu-ray release. Released in late 2020, Ashens and the Polybius Heist tells the story of a motley crew of misfits hunts down an infamous '80s arcade game that can supposedly control...
BDCMF conversion for new film Solo cose bellePublished Monday 30 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with director Kristian Gianfreda to bring his new film, Solo cose belle to Blu-ray. In English, Solo cose belle translates to Only Beautiful things Solo cose belle is a 90 minute drama filmed in Italian and shot in and around San Giovanni in Marignano in Italy. We wer...
Last Stop Coney Island DVD authoring for Andy DunnPublished Thursday 19 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with filmmaker Andy Dunn to produce the DVD release of his new documentary about photographer Harold Feinstein titled ''Last Stop Coney Island'. Harold Feinstein was a famous photographer born in 1931 who first became known for his street photography in Ne...
Darlin horror film gets the BDCMF treatmentPublished Friday 13 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Hood River Films to produce a BDCMF encoding for the Spanish Blu-ray release of Darlin' - a new feature horror film from director Pollyanna McIntosh The film has already been released on Blu-ray elsewhere but now that the film has been dubbed with Spanish dia...
BDCMF for Riverside - Live in OberhausenPublished Tuesday 3 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic saw many live events and concerts cancelled and included in this was the2020 leg of the 'Wasteland' tour by Polish progressive rock band Riverside. Instead of just rescheduling or refunding ticket holders, Riverside decided to do something a little d...
BDCMF conversion for drama film Breaking SurfacePublished Thursday 29 October 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working to bring a new, Breaking Surface to Blu-ray. Breaking Surface is a new film written and directed by Director Joachim Hedén and was filmed in Sweden, Norway, Belgium. The film has been released in Swedish and Norwegian with English subtitles We were sent a finis...
DCP for Moet Hennessey Cinema AdvertPublished Tuesday 6 October 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with well known Wines & Spirits manufacturer Moet Hennessey to encode a new cinema advert for the winter season. Digital cinemas require films and adverts to be delivered in a format called DCP, and Moet Hennessey contacted us to convert a new promo film on one of...
3x Live music BDCMF conversions for WATRAPublished Friday 25 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Maciej from Polish company Watra to convert 3 Blu-rays that he has produced for the Anaklasis record label. The three Blu-ray releases feature classical musicians and opera singers, playing live in concert. The releases also feature documentary films covering the...
BDCMF for classic Estonian film SuviPublished Friday 25 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Tanel at Estonian production company Allfilm to encode a re-release of the 1976 Estonian classic film 'Suvi'. Allfilm are working with the Estonian Film Institute, which as started publishing the Estonian film classic DVD series "Estonian Film Reposi...
WWII The Long Road Home DVD authoringPublished Wednesday 23 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with 16 year old director Elliot Hasler to bring his new feature film to DVD. WWII - The Long Road Home is a film inspired by Elliott's great-grandfather’s own experiences, ‘WWII – The Long Road Home’ depicts an escaped British POW’s e...
2K Cinema DCP for Silent Enemy by Black SunPublished Wednesday 16 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with Ecuador’s most prominent metal band Black Sun to bring the 21min film that accompanies their new EP to the Digital Cinema Screen. In July we completed the authoring for a new Blu-ray for Ecuador’s most prominent metal band Black Sun, and on September ...
Blu-ray Authoring for Black Sun Silent EnemyPublished Monday 7 September 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
Back in July we completed the authoring for a new Blu-ray for Ecuador’s most prominent metal band Black Sun. On September 4th, Black sun released their new EP, Silent Enemy. The EP was shipped with a musical short film also named Silent Enemy on Blu-ray developed by director and wri...
DVD & Blu-ray authoring for Above the Clouds feature filmPublished Friday 28 August 2020 by Mark Brindle in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working recently with filmmaker Leon Chambers on his new feature film Above The Clouds. Above The Clouds tells the story of headstrong and artistic Charlie, who on her 18th birthday, makes a startling discovery. The man married to her mother, isn't her dad. Recruiting Oz,...
Blu-Ray BDCMF encoding for Blood Machine filmPublished Friday 7 August 2020 by Stu Gaunt in DCP & Disc Production
We have been working with director Seth Ickerman to produce a BDCMF encoding for his new Sci-Fi click, Blood Machines. Inspired by the spirit of the 80's films and music, Blood Machines is a 50-minutes science-fiction film written and directed by Seth Ickerman, scored by the synthwave...
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