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
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.


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Post Production Services

Editing 4k Zombie footage for Ecombat video Stabilising 4k scenic aerial footage from Putsborough & Croyde Bay North Devon Colour Grading 4K red footage

We love a challenge! We have been offering post production services for over 13 years - from transfers and format conversions to assembly edits, sound design, colour grading to visual effects and animation. We provide post production services in 4K and HD and typically work with all-digital workflows, from simple corner pin, rotoscoping to 2D and 3D animations, compositing effects and green screen work for corporate, adverts, promotions and feature films.

Mark, Thanks for your excellent work editing today. Look forward to seeing the vids up and my mugshot next to Paxman's!
- Martin, Equality Street.

We are happy to get involved at any stage of your production - whether it's a complete edit or just helping you finish off your film - "Let's fix it in post !" Contact us now to chat about your needs or browse some of our previous projects below.

We can be engaged as post production supervisor prior and during your shoot or online editor, rotoscoping, colour grading and visual effects artists once in production. Our post production services cover any genre of video or film making.

Creating a rapid Infection for an Independent feature film IMMUNE Tracking and masking in Mocha Pro for screen replacements in Independent feature film Age of Kill Audio cleanup - removing noise from interview for Lockheed Martin CEO

Many thanks for the all the editing work on my films and the post production final polish, stoked with 'em and people seem to be enjoying them. See you with the West Africa and Tasmania films soon . . .
- Julian, Angler Walkabout.

We have provided services for sports/special interest films, music promos, live events, training films, motion graphics design for credits and company logos, motion menu design for DVD & Blu-ray, documentary film editing, corporate and business promotional films plus independent feature films for Digital Cinema Projection (DCP) and straight-to-DVD productions for local schools and charity organisations. So whether you need a quick turnaround edit of the CEO's internal presentation or a complete feature length documentary producing please get in touch to discuss your project requirements.

Thank you again for the excellent work, the video is sitting nicely on our new website page now.
- Steve Tucker All Star Jazz.

We are easy to engage and prefer to work to fixed budgets and will agree pricing in advance with any variations discussed as required or we can work to day rates for all our post production services. We have fast fibre broadband and can upload draft versions to Vimeo Pro with password protection for clients to view and sign off projects quickly and easily. We take backups seriously and use an LTO tape archive system for all our projects as well as daily clones and on-line backups for project files, coupled with on-line RAID systems and uninterruptible power supplies to ensure we take good care of your digital material.

click to play the videoDCP & final VFX for Eating Miss Campbell for Frightfest

Published Friday 29 July 2022 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been busy finishing off the last couple of visual effects clean ups on Liam Regans dark horror comedy feature Eating Miss Campbell in time for its world premier screening at Frightfest 2022. We have been working on a lot of VFX and cleanups on Eating Miss Cambell this year - (see o...

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Title animation for Eating Miss Campbell film

Published Monday 2 May 2022 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have been working with director Liam Regan to get his latest film 'Eating Miss Campbell ' ready for release. This has included a number of areas including grading, SFX and more. Stu recently worked on something a bit different though. Liam wanted an animated opening title...

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Camera Hire and Post Services for Lois Norman Short Film Crave

Published Friday 21 January 2022 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have recently helped award-winning Devon-based filmmaker Lois Norman with Blackmagic camera and grip hire (black flags/c-stands) for her micro short film Crave. Crave has been commissioned through the Exeter Phoenix program to deliver an engaging narrative film in only 3 minutes. Aft...

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Promo advert for A-OK9 updated

Published Wednesday 17 February 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Back in July 2020, Stu created a promotionl film for canine healthcare company A-OK9 to promote the companys calming cupplement for anxious or over-excited dogs Today Stu has been updating the film, as the company have taken teh step to replace the solid plastic pot that the product was p...

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click to play the videoSci-fi film Small Blue Disc is released on Amazon Prime

Published Thursday 21 January 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Throughout 2019, Mark was busy working on some final visual effects shots for the low budget Indi Sci-fi movie Small Blue Disc by Halogen Films. See the link above for one small scene example - boy shoots ray gun. The shots have included adding in a laser beam form a ray gun, creating an ...

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click to play the videoPost Production work for Unit Eleven re-release

Published Monday 11 January 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have been working with director Theo Cane Garvey in planning for a re-release of his 2019 movie 'Unit Eleven'. Unit Eleven was shot was written, directed, filmed and edited on a zero budget over the course of six years. It is set in the year 2035, where survivors of a now almos...

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Framerate conversion for Paradise Lost live Blu-ray

Published Thursday 24 December 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We were contacted by Film24 Productions, who specialise in live music performance films. They were working on the edit for a live concert film starring English gothic metal band Paradise Lost, filmed in Bradford in November 2020. The band originally formed in 1988 and have sold over 2mi...

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click to play the videoAngler Walkabout New Zealand DVD out now

Published Tuesday 24 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Back in 2014/2015, we worked with author Julian Wicksteed to assist with the editing & post-production of two travel documentaries that he had filmed. Julian is the author of the Angler Walkabout series of books which document his fishing adventures to what he calls the "blank sp...

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click to play the videoGreenscreen effects for Professor Jack Darcy

Published Thursday 19 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Following on from our recent shoot with Ross, a.k.a Professor Jack Darcy, Ross travelled down to Dulverton to check up on the edit of his short comedy piece, but to also squeeze in a bit of green screen filming in the local village hall. We set-up a portable green screen in the village ha...

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click to play the videoColour Grade and VFX for short film To Hunt a Tiger

Published Thursday 22 October 2020 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

On the back of our work on debut World War II feature film Charlies Letters, we worked on Elliot Hasler's short film 'To Hunt a Tiger' set in West Bengal at the turn of the 20th Century. You can view a brief colour grade and VFX breakdown in the video linked above or follow thi...

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Audio post production for Charlies Letters

Published Friday 20 March 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Stu gas been working on the audio for a feature film from new director Elliot Hasler, Charlie's Letters. Charlie's Letters has been filmed over 3 years and was completed in 2017 when Elliot was only 16 years old. After a premiere in 2017, film has been on the back burner while Ell...

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click to play the videoBridgwater Carnival 2019 Filming Crew Live Stream and DVD production

Published Thursday 7 November 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been back to Bridgwater again on 2nd November 2019 for our 8th successful year filming the fabulous Bridgwater Carnival with a live mix for the big screen and Live Streaming again this year to YouTube. The Carnival was a fantastic spectacle and a great success for the organisers. W...

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Footage supplied to BBC for Saving Lives at Sea

Published Wednesday 9 October 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Back in August we were contacted by Blast Films, the Production company behind the BBC's Saving Lives at Sea programme. Saving Lives at Sea is a documentary series following the volunteer members of the RNLI across the UK as they rescue those in need. As part of the series, filming to...

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Sci-fi VFX Shots using Resolve Face Beauty plugin and Genarts

Published Sunday 22 September 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Mark has been creating some final visual effects shots for the low budget Indi Sci-fi movie Small Blue DIsc by Halogen Films. Possible Spoiler Alert! Mark has tried to create an alien cyborg look from a very vague alien type direction (!) and some on-spaceship abduction plates to help sell...

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More VFX Shots for Indi Sci-fi Feature Film - Ray guns

Published Monday 29 July 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Mark has been making a few more visual effects shots for the low budget Indi Sci-fi movie Small Blue DIsc by Halogen Films. Possible Spoiler Alert! Mark has completed two shots where the main characters get abducted again when they are older, plus 4 or 5 shots from a scene where a ray gun ...

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STRIKE DVD Authoring Subtitles and Quality Control

Published Friday 26 July 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Mark has been busy re-timing and converting the English dialogue list for animated feature film STRIKE into English subtitles and authoring a new DVD for release in 2019 - get your copy in Asda and other outlets soon. The DVD is authored as a 24p DVD9 dual layer disc and features behind th...

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VFX Shots for Indi Sci-fi Feature Film Small Blue Disc

Published Tuesday 30 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Mark has been doing a few visual effects shots for the low budget Independant Sci-fi movie Small Blue DIsc by Halogen Films. A few alien abduction shots and some simple stars so far. There are a few more laser gun shots and alien shots planned when he has more time in the summer. Mark said...

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VFX Zombie arm for X64 Horror Short film

Published Monday 8 April 2019 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Mark has been keeping his eye in with Mocha Pro and After Effects doing a short Visual Effects shot for Independant filmmaker Rhys Willaims from X64 for his new horror short film 'Scuttle'. Official bio: A young woman's sleep is interrupted by a sinister presence that lurks in ...

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