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Editing & Post-Production for Angler Walkabout DVD's

Published Friday 12 December 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We are working with author Julian Wicksteed, writer of the Angler Walkabout series of books which document his fishing adventures to the "blank spots on the map". We are helping him to create a series of four DVD's, each one documenting one of his journeys across...

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VFX Shot Production for We Still Kill the Old Way

Published Tuesday 26 August 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have been working with producer Neil Jones to help out with a couple of VFX shots for the upcoming Independant feature film We Still Kill The Old Way. Back in May we provided our Blackmagic 4K camera, lenses, tripod and directors monitor for the shoot which took place in London and...

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Work Placement for Imogen

Published Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Just before starting the interview process for our new apprentice, we were joined for a week by Imogen, who is currently studying Animation at Falmouth University. As part of her course she is required to gain experience by spending time with companies like ourselves and we were happy to l...

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Colour grade and rotoscoping for Atramentum 4K edit

Published Tuesday 18 March 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Local photographer & film-maker, Christopher Lane, has asked us again to work on the colour grading for a 4K (Ultra High Definition) edit. The video is a promotional piece for use on his show reel and takes the form of a fictitious skin-care brand advert. The piece was edited on Avi...

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Interview with the Surfer Film Repair & Conversion

Published Tuesday 18 March 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Local legend Trev 'Toes' Lumley has been a key figure on the North Devon scene for as long as we can remember. In October Trev popped into the office brandishing a battered looking VHS tape. On the tape was a short comedy drama film made in the 90's called Interview With The...

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Updating Promo Films for Inflatable Wall Company

Published Tuesday 11 March 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

We have just finished updating a number of existing promotional films for The Inflatable Wall Company, suppliers of inflatable training walls to the military and emergency services. The re-edits include new footage of soldiers training with the company's equipment shot by Stu in the...

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Awards ceremony film production for Actavis

Published Wednesday 12 February 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Last year we produced an Oscars themed film for The Actavis Awards Conference, an annual event for the UK sales teams at Actavis. The event is aimed at celebrating their successes and looking forward to the next year. For this years event Maniac Films were asked to produce a video prese...

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Sales Awards Ceremony video Production for Actavis 2014

Published Tuesday 11 February 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

Last year we produced an Oscars themed film for The Actavis Awards Conference, an annual event for the UK sales teams at Actavis. The event is aimed at celebrating their successes and looking forward to the next year. For this years event Maniac Films were asked to produce a video prese...

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click to play the videoJames releases Surfing at 70 film after editing lessons from Maniac

Published Friday 20 September 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Back in July we announced that we had been teaching James Davis to edit on Final Cut. James has been a travel photographer for years but editing moving images was a new challenge. He had recently filmed a documentary about himself 'Surfing at 70' and we provided lessons in how t...

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New Teranex 2D video processor installed for realtime standards conversion

Published Tuesday 17 September 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

As part of our DVD authoring service, we spend a lot of time converting existing films from NTSC to PAL and vice versa. This can be very time consuming (especially on full HD 4 hour long programmes like the TT2013 Blu-ray!) Enter the Black Magic Teranex 2D. This unit promises to provide...

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Edit training for Surfing at 70 film

Published Tuesday 9 July 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

James Davis is a local surfer. Now there's nothing unusual in that...there are hundreds of surfers in the area. But where James differs is that he is 70 years old and still surfing! James has been filming himself with GoPro cameras and the assistance of local videographer Richard Gr...

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click to play the videoEditing for Garin Clay Quicksilver King of the Groms entry

Published Thursday 4 July 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have just completed an edit for Garin Clay from Devon for his entry into the 2013 Quiksilver 'King of the Groms' contest. The video was originally shot by Devon based Mikey Corker with music by Scott Nixon supplied as part of the QS comp entry. The fim needed to be tweaked to...

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RED 4k grade & edit on DaVinci Resolve

Published Tuesday 14 May 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

North Devon based photographer and filmmaker, Christopher Lane, contacted us recently for some help with grading a fashion TV advert shoot that he had shot in 4K on a Red Scarlet camera. The shoot was set up as a series of camera and lighting tests with a editing workflow tests to follo...

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Sales conference awards video production for Actavis

Published Tuesday 5 February 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The Actavis Awards Conference is an annual event for the UK sales teams for the pharmaceutical giant Actavis aimed at celebrating their successes and looking forward to the next year. For the event Maniac Films were asked to produce an Oscars style video presentation, complete with voic...

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Review your colour grading toolset - tv-bay magazine article

Published Wednesday 30 January 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

This month Mark has found his work in print yet again, having previously been publish in the IOV magazine on a number of occasions. This time Mark's knowledge has been put to paper in the tv-bay magazinein an article about using Da Vinci Resolve colour grading software as part of th...

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click to play the videoFinishing touches & web conversion for Mr Pickles

Published Friday 16 November 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Mike Stocks (AKA Mr Pickles) and his monkeys are back with another video - this time to support Movember, a yearly event for men to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer. Mike has created the film for a competition in which entrants had to create an original film promoting t...

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click to play the videoGrading and VFX for Mike Stocks' new Music video - Black Heart

Published Wednesday 15 August 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Mike Stocks (AKA Mr Pickle) has been working with his monkeys again on a follow-up to his successful video - Dreamin' This time Mike has used his monkey puppets to re-enact the famous 'Its Alive' scene from Frankenstein (where Dr Frankenstein animates his creation using ligh...

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click to play the videoThe Reverend is available to buy on DVD

Published Tuesday 17 July 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The Reverend is finally available to buy on DVD The film received some great reviews when released in selected cinemas in February and now you can see it at home. DVD extras include a making of documentary with interviews with cast and crew members. The DVD is available on Amazon ...

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