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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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Colour grading for short film Worlds Apart

Published Tuesday 14 February 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Worlds Apart is a new short film by Sara Barbas, a story of love, alienation and self-discovery. Sara contacted us for help with the final grade on the film and we were happy to assist her in getting the project finished. Mark from Maniac took on the task with gusto and has taken the ra...

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Maniac Films goes solar (powered that is)

Published Wednesday 7 December 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Here at Maniac we have always tried to be as green as possible, although difficult when running computers all day! We try to keep paper usage to a minumum and recycle as much as possible. We have now taken a huge leap to reducing our carbon footprint by installing 2 banks of solar panel...

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click to play the videoThe Muddy River Band live videos now on YouTube

Published Tuesday 15 November 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Now available to watch on YouYube are our live edits of The Muddy River Band performing 'Brownsville Blues' and 'You Can't Catch Me'. We filmed the full live performance by the band back in August. We also created a live DVD, fully edited from the 5 cameras that we u...

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click to play the videoRoll the credits, The Reverend is complete!

Published Thursday 13 October 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Its been a long road but with the arrival of the credit roll and animated opening sequence, The Reverend edit is complete. Now time for the premiere! Having received and added the audio (in both stereo and surround) last week, we took delivery of the animated opening title sequence and ...

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Grade & VFX for The Reverend nears completion.

Published Thursday 15 September 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have been working on the grade for The Reverend and have already finished the trailer, sent the audio to the sound designer and nearly completed 98% of the main film. With only the end credits and final audio mix to go on the main edit, we feel pleased with how the film looks! One of...

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Pickup shots for The Reverend filmed in North Devon

Published Wednesday 10 August 2011 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

When shooting a film, inevitably some shots will not be filmed. This can be due to time, location issues or host of other reasons. When this occurs, it is necessary to film 'pickups'. For The Reverend we only needed two extra shots for the film, both of which were filmed by Mani...

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The Reverend grade and vfx begins at Maniac Films

Published Thursday 21 July 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Fresh from the edit suite, the final cut of the new Neil Jones film, The Reverend is now being graded by Maniac Films. We will also be adding additional visual effects and cleaning up shots to finish the featire film. We are also working on the trailer, grading and cleaning up the shots...

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Live video editing and CD & DVD authoring for Steve Tucker

Published Tuesday 12 July 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Steve Tucker, frontman for Steve Tucker's All Star Jazz Band, brought us a pile of tapes containing live recordings of two recent band performances. Our task was to create a live DVD from these tapes and also encode individual tracks for Youtube As part of the project we visited Ilf...

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Mobile edit suite hire & editing assistance for Martin Cassini

Published Friday 8 July 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Martin Cassini's campaign for traffic system reform - Equality Streets (formerly FiT Roads) - continues. His latest project is a series of films for Cheshire East Council about the biggest shared space (no traffic lights) scheme yet seen in the UK. It's at a major junction in th...

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