Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update
Maniac Films are still operating our camera hire service and will continue to do so until advised otherwise by the Government.
As a precaution we have increased our hygeine practises including the careful cleaning of any equipment returned to us
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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. Thank you for your understanding.

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click to play the videoAmazing Feedback for Cumbria Museum Consortium (CMC) Apprenticeship Film

Published Thursday 17 July 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

In May we released the newly completed Apprenticeships showcase film created for CMC (Cumbria Museums Consortium). Since the film was posted by the CMC on their apprenticeships blog they have received a lot of positive feedback and they were so pleased that they created a new blog post to ...

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'How-To' Video Filming with Nalu Beads

Published Friday 20 June 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We were joined in the studio today by Rae from Nalu Beads. Nalu Beads manufacture beautiful glass beads, which along with a range of coloured leather thongs, can be made into customised bracelets, necklaces & anklets. To help their customers in their creations, the ladies ...

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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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click to play the videoCMC Cumbria Museum Consortium Apprenticeship Film Completed

Published Wednesday 28 May 2014 by Mark Brindle in Post Production

In March we told you about our green screen shoot in Cumbria with apprentices from the CMC (Cumbria Museums Consortium). The film is finished and is now available to view online. We used a combination of Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion 5, Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve 10 to edit the interviews...

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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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click to play the videoClearwater Brewery film for North Devon +

Published Monday 10 March 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The second of our films in partnership with North Devon + aiming to showcase local businesses who received a grant through the Leader 4 Programme. The grant was provided to businesses that wished to implement a green solution that would either improve or expand their eco business. This vi...

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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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Masquerade ball video montage for Blue Fizz Events

Published Wednesday 20 November 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Blue Fizz Events in North Devon provide bespoke event's management. recently they contacted us to help out with a Venetian Masked Ball Christmas Party that they were organising for a corporate client. Tracey from Blue Fizz needed a long (30 minutes +) video montage of Venetian ball ...

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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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Additional filming for Laser Tag 4 Hire promotional films

Published Monday 12 August 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Stu spent Sunday filming at a children's combat gaming party near Westward Ho! in North Devon. He was there to capture the fun and excitement of a Gaming party with equipment from Laser Tag 4 Hire who hire out their combat gaming guns to the public so that they can host their own pa...

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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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