Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update
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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Mass Product Photo Cloning & Re-touching for Google Shopping

Published Wednesday 15 June 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have just finished re-touching and uploading literally thousands of product photographs for online surf fashion retailer Genesis Surf Shop in Ilfracombe to allow them to comply with the latest Google Shopping channel requirements. We have been removing all watermarking and brand lo...

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More VFX cleanups for Devon feature Scareycrows

Published Friday 29 April 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have finished another three Visual effects shots for Devon Independant feature Scareycrows - these were all 'clean up' shots to remove unwanted reflections in mirrors in a scene inside a Hairdresser salon. One shot had what looked like an XLR audio cable in shot in the mirror pl...

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click to play the videoSapphire v9 upgrade for Davinci Resolve

Published Monday 11 April 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have just upgraded our older version of Gen Arts Sapphire to the latest cross-host version 9 to run in After Effects, Premier Pro and Davinci Resolve. This version of the software works with any OFX application and so will work with Blackmagic Fusion Studio too. We first started usin...

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click to play the videoVFX shots for Scareycrows comedy-horror feature

Published Monday 14 March 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been working on a number of VFX shots to help finish off the independent feature Scareycrows. Filmed at various locations in Devon, Scareycrows is a feature length comedy-horror film about a trainee hairdresser fighting to save her boyfriend from a horde of killer scarecrows. We...

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VFX shots for horror short Portent

Published Wednesday 17 February 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been helping out a fellow Shootingpeople.org member Dom Lee with some basic noise reduction filtering on 7 shots from his next short horror film 'Portent'. See its IMDB page for a bit more information about the actors. The film was all shot on Dartmoor, it's basicall...

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Interview edit for Peter Ruddock Chief Executive Lockheed Martin UK

Published Friday 5 February 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been editing an interview with the new Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin UK - Peter Ruddock, for Nowwatchit for an internal business update. The interview was nicely shot in London in Prores HQ in HD and supplied to us to edit with several variations and a wildtrack sound clip. We...

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Final VFX shot completed for Indi feature IMMUNE

Published Tuesday 5 January 2016 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have just completed our last VFX shot for Independent feature film IMMUNE due to be released at Coventry film festival this year. We used a combination of Mocha Pro and After Effects to do some face and hands tracking, rotoscoping and applied a desaturation effect to the infected actor....

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Boat Stories DVD & Blu-ray production - now on sale

Published Monday 14 December 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Maniac Films have produced both DVD and Blu-ray releases for the Boat Stories project. The DVD contains all 10 Boat Stories films as well as a number of bonus short clips. The Blu-ray edition features even more bonus clips and a newly completed Family Wheel animated featurette. Both ...

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click to play the videoNew VFX Showreel Now Online

Published Tuesday 20 October 2015 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Here is our current Visual Effects VFX show reel with a selection of shots we did this year for the Independent feature file Age of Kill (@ageofkill) staring a host of TV soap stars. We did over 40 visual effects shots on this film in 4K - a lot of 4K tracking shots using Mocha Pro coupled...

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click to play the video2 Croyde holiday cottage films completed and now online

Published Friday 16 October 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Over the last year we have been busy filming in and around two holiday cottages in Croyde, North Devon. Rob, the owner of Putsborough Beach, asked us to create promotional videos for two properties in Croyde called The Reeds & Spindrift. We also worked on a number of videos for his ...

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click to play the video3 Putsborough holiday cottage films completed

Published Friday 16 October 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Over the last year we have been busy filming in and around three holiday cottages in the beautiful hamlet of Putsborough, North Devon. Rob, owner of the award winning Putsborough Beach, asked us to create promotional videos for his properties in Putsborough called The Anchorage & Th...

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click to play the videoBoat Stories - A Day In The Life Of A Young Fisherman goes live

Published Wednesday 7 October 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Our second film in the Boat Stories project, and the 9th in the series of 10, has finally gone live on the Boat Stories website. Although finished last month, the film has been kept back from the general public until the gala screenings at Ilfracombe & Bideford had passed successful...

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IMMUNE VFX Shots for Coventry Based Virus/Zombie Film

Published Monday 5 October 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Mark has been working the the creators of Immune a new virus/zombie film set for release in 2016. The film has been shot in and around Coventry on a fairly low budget. Mark has been helping with some of the special effects. One shot called for a girl to visibly transform fr...

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click to play the videoThe official trailer for the Alaska Angler Walkabout DVD is now online

Published Wednesday 23 September 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The new trailer for 'Alaska - the genuine fly fishing adventure' is now online. This is the trailer for the second DVD by Julian Wicksteed, author of the Angler Walkabout series of books which document his fishing adventures to what he calls the "blank spots on the map" ...

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click to play the videoThe official trailer for the Patagonia Angler Walkabout DVD is now online

Published Monday 21 September 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The new trailer for 'Patagonia - the genuine fly fishing adventure' is now online. This is the trailer for the first DVD by Julian Wicksteed, author of the  Angler Walkabout series of books which document his fishing adventures to the "blank spots on the map" We h...

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click to play the videoA Common Sense of Place film now online

Published Wednesday 13 May 2015 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

In April we worked with Martin Cassini from Equality Streets on a 5min film commissioned by the Isle of Man Government (Department of Infrastructure). The film, shot in Bristol & inter cut with footage from other towns in the UK, explores the advantages of 'sha...

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click to play the videoVisual Effects 40+ VFX shots for Age Of Kill Feature Film

Published Wednesday 18 March 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have been working hard to complete a number of Visual Effects, rotoscoping and motion tracking shots for upcoming Brit Flick - Age Of Kill.  The film stars former Spandau Ballet front man & Eastenders star Martin Kemp as former black-ops sniper who is forced to kill 6 people i...

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click to play the video1000mph Car - Bloodhound SSC Edits for Lockheed Martin with Now Watch It!

Published Sunday 1 March 2015 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been working again with Now Watch It! to edit two more promotional films for Lockheed Martin UK to be used at a business conference and for online promotion of the worlds fastest car project - project Bloodhound driven by Wing Commander Andy Green. The two new films focus on the B...

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