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MIA nomination for North Devon Movie Bus DVDs

Published Wednesday 6 April 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We are excited to announce that Maniac Films have just received a nomination for an award at the Media & Innovation Awards in the Installation/Exhibition/Live Events category. We helped with some of the editing and post production work on the DVD movies that play in the cinema inside t...

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Risen gets US premiere & more screenings

Published Wednesday 12 January 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Since the World premiere of Risen: The Howard Wintsone Story in Cardiff, the director and producers have been working hard to promote the film across the world. Risen will have it's US premiere on January 21st as part of the prestigious New Jersey International Film Festival and Dir...

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Updating promo film for Bristol Univeristy Engineering dept

Published Friday 3 December 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

In order to help promote the courses and teaching methods at the Engineering Department of Bristol University, we have just finished editing an old promo film for them. We were sent a low-resolution rough edit with mono(left channel only) sound. The film had been made by cutting up a ...

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Spanish subtitling for Mexican premiere of Risen: The Howard Winstone Story

Published Thursday 2 September 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Mexico City will soon play host to the Mexican premiere of the biopic movie Risen: The Howard Winstone Story. Director Neil Jones asked us if we could apply Spanish subtitles to the film. The translations were carried out by staff from the WBC Mexico offices and sent over to us. We the...

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click to play the videoNew trailer for Risen: The Howard Winstone Story online now

Published Monday 30 August 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

The latest trailer for the biopic movie, Risen: The Howard Winstone Story is now available for viewing on YouTube. This is the 1st trailer to be released since the knockout premiere in July and director Neil Jones has added quotes from reviews to the trailer. Here at Maniac Films we ...

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Steph Palmer returns to edit Paddle4Relief promo

Published Wednesday 11 August 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Steph Palmer, who joined us last summer for work placement from Bournemouth University, has returned to work with for a week on a project that began during her last visit. In June last year we interviewed Tim Tanton Paddle4Relief and he has just returned from a trip to Sri-Lanka with vi...

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Two more Moviebus films completed

Published Tuesday 3 August 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have just completed the final edit, audio tweaking and grading for two more Moviebus projects. Film five in the series features the coastal town of Ilfracombe. It looks back at the tourism heyday of the town and the recent decline which creates a ghost town outside of he holidya seas...

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World Premiere of Risen: The Howard Winstone Story in Cardiff

Published Wednesday 28 July 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have just returned from our trip up the red carpet for the premiere of Risen: the Howard Winstone Story at the Cardiff international Arena. The premiere was held as part of the WBC Night of Champions, a 3 day event that boasted some of the worlds biggest names in boxing and a number...

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Web video edits for Springboard Consultancy

Published Friday 16 July 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We were approached by North Devon based  Springboard Consultancy with a series of videos that they had already filmed at their annual conference. The footage they supplied had been shot on a fairly basic handicam and was a bit under exposed and noisy. We tidied up the visuals and c...

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Big screen content for Goldcoast Oceanfest and live filming of Universe Inspectors

Published Thursday 10 June 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

This years Goldcoast Oceanfest event in Croyde went perfectly and was blessed by good weather. We provided a range of adverts and promotional videos to be displayed on the big screen for the weekend event. The weekend also saw the 1st ever appearance of Croyde's legendary reggae band...

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Moviebus films 3 and 4 completed

Published Friday 4 June 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

We have just completed the final edit, audio tweaking and grading for two more Moviebus projects, 'The Beast, the Hunt & the Harvest' and 'Hippies & Hooligans - Yesterday's Westcountry Youth'. Film three has scenes from the hunt for the Beast of Exmoor, as we...

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click to play the videoDub Train edit for Universe Inspectors

Published Monday 24 May 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Filmed at 2 different gigs and the live studio recording for the EP 'One Day', this is the legendary Croyde reggae Ska funk band The Universe Inspectors performing 'Dub Train'. No overdubs, 1 take. Recorded for the nearly ready (!) upcoming Universe Inspectors documentar...

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Movie Bus film two completed

Published Tuesday 18 May 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Emma Giffard delivered to us the rough cut of the 2nd film for the North Devon Movie Bus - Sootbombs and Blazing Barrels. The second film is about local customs and celebrations, and does North Devon know how to celebrate! 'Sootbombs and Blazing Barrels' features rare 1930's...

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RISEN Director Neil Jones delivers final edit

Published Monday 17 May 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Neil Jones, director of Risen: The Howard Winstone Story traveled down from Merthyr in Wales to deliver rushes from the last shoot and the final edit. Neil is now handing the film over to us for all Visual Effects shots (VFX), rotoscoping, cleanups and the final colour grade. We will...

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Movie Bus film one completed and FCP tuition for Emma

Published Tuesday 13 April 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Emma Giffard from the North Devon Movie Bus contacted us for assistance in preparing the 1st film for the Movie Bus project. We first provided Emma with a days Final Cut tuition, introducing her to editing basics which would allow her to complete the basic cut for the film. A week la...

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Motion logo creation for Northcore

Published Wednesday 7 April 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Matt from Northcore Boardriders contacted us with a simple brief. He needed a short animation with the company logo for the start of their web product promo videos. We created a range of lo-res versions as previews and eventually came up with a final piece in which we have manipulated ...

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Maniac Films attend the Media Innovation awards

Published Wednesday 3 March 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

In February, Maniac Films nominated received a nomination for a Media Innovation Award, (our fourth nomination, two of which we previously won). We were nominated for an award in the 'Best DVD' category and so we drove down to the St Mellion International Resort, Cornwall for a ...

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Editing assistance given to Pete Bruntnell with his American tour film

Published Wednesday 13 January 2010 by Stu Gaunt in Post Production

Local singer/songwriter Peter Bruntnell asked us to give him a little tuition to allow him to edit the footage from his recent tour of America. Pete's tour saw him playing at small venues ancross America and he took a small camera with him to document the trip. The DVD will be av...

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