Maniac Films Covid-19 Virus Update 2022
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
Our next day courier APC are still delivering, although drivers are taking precautions such as minimal contact with recipients

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.


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Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for a great efficient service. The gear you supplied me really helped me create the look I wanted, and I'll be sure to recommend you to others. -Sam, DS Media

Browse our equipment rental site and use it like a shopping cart - add items to your kit list and set your shooting dates to see the rental pricing. Shipping prices will show up as soon as you add an item into your kit list. We offer competitive hire rates for short term and long term hire. We make use of our kit in our own video productions and try to keep up with the latest production technology and techniques, but if we don't have something specific available then let us know what you need and we will try to source it for you (budget willing!).

I really appreciate the way you guys went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed to do the job. The equipment was excellent and the service fantastic. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my colleagues or anyone else. Thanks again - it made all the difference. - Chris, Impossible Arts


New Allen & Heath ZED-14 mixing desk

Published Monday 13 December 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have now added the Allen & Heath ZED-14 mixing desk to our rental kit. The ZED-14 is a perfect mixer for small bands, solo performers or AV applications. Its comprehensive feature set, compact size and fine lines combine to make it one of the best small mixers around. Provided wi...

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Teranex hire for UK NFL games live coverage

Published Monday 18 October 2021 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have recently provided EMGLIVEUK with one of our Blackmagic Teranex Express standards converters to assist with thei live coverage of the highlyanticipated return of NFL (National Fotball League) games in the UK. On the 10th October, the Atlanta Falcons and the New York jets flew ove...

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Kit hire for Netflix Sex Education Series 3 shoot

Published Monday 30 November 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have just provided live mixing kit to the producers of the upcoming Netflix show; Sex Education series 3. Production of the popular show was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it was officially announced on Twitter in September that production had begun. Star Gillian Anderson (J...

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Hollyland Mars wireless talkback system in stock

Published Wednesday 28 October 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Now available from Maniac FIlms for your next event or production, we bring you the Hollyland Mars T1000 full-duplex wireless talkback system. This digital wireless system has a range of approx 1000ft/300m from the base station to each of the four included Beltpacks with line of sight (L.O...

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Aputure Nova P300c 300w multi colour LED panel in stock

Published Wednesday 14 October 2020 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Now in stock and available for hire, the impressive Aputure P300c 300W RGBWW LED Soft Light The Nova P300c is a 300W RGBWW LED Soft Light. The P300c utilizes warm white and cool white LEDs, in addition to the typical RGB chipset used in color-mixing lights. This chipset increases its outp...

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Aputure Lantern diffuser now in stock

Published Tuesday 17 December 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We love using the new Aputure LS C300d mk II, so when we saw that Aputure has released a new spherical softbox called 'The Lantern' we just had to get one in to try out! The lantern is so fast to set-up and use. This spherical softbox can pop open and be ready to use in mere secon...

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New Redrock ATLAS Remote Follow Focus

Published Friday 11 October 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We've been fans of the Redrock microRemote wireless follow focus since it was first released, but one potential downside was the requirement for separate receiver and motor units which took up room on the rig. Well now Redrock have released the Atlas motor, which combines the wireless...

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Nikon Primes Cine Kits Added

Published Wednesday 14 August 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have just equipped some of our most popular Nikon manual focus primes with P+S Technik lens gears, ensuring that they are ready for any shoot. The lens gears feature an industry standard 0.8 pitch and should work with virtually any follow focus system. We have created 2 kits using the...

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Aputure c300d Mk II LED lighting now in stock

Published Thursday 1 August 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We loved the Aputure LS C300d LED light so much that when Aputure announced the new Aputure LS C300d mk II, we just couldnt resist! Aputure took everything that we loved about the mk i and improved on that base. The new and improved 300d Mark II is 20% brighter, more durable, more portabl...

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Atomos Ninja-V HDR High Brightness monitor/recorder

Published Monday 8 July 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Now in stock, we have the Atomos Ninja V - an all new compact 5.2" 1000nit high brightness HDR monitor/recorder with unrivalled advanced features. It has a sleek modern design and weighs just 11oz - perfect for mirrorless cameras, DSLRs and gaming. This clever little monitor can reco...

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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro upgraded with ISO 3200

Published Wednesday 20 March 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Blackmagic have upgraded the firmware of their fantastic URSA Mini Pro camera. One slight downfall of the camera was it's low light performance. But now they have improved the noise at the current ISO levels which has allowed them to add in a new ISO 3200 option. Recent firmware upd...

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Camera rigs - what works best for you

Published Thursday 7 March 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Here at Maniac Films we love a well designed camera rig, because while it's possible to shoot great video with just a camera and lens, many film-makers quickly realise that they need to add extra kit such as monitors, external recorders, matte boxes and microphones to their set-up. Mos...

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Ronin-S 3-axis 1-handed gimbal stabiliser

Published Friday 1 March 2019 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

New in from DJI, we now offer the DJI Ronin-S 3-axis gimbal stabiliser, designed to be used one handed with DSLR & Mirrorless cameras. The Ronin-S is a lightweight and versatile solution which is idea for cameras such as the Sony a7s II and Canon EOS 5D. For video demos and tutorials ...

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click to play the videoInglorious - Where Are You Now - music video lighting & jib hire

Published Monday 22 October 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in August 2018 we hired our Losmandy Porta-Jib, Arri and Ianiro lights, Sachtler tripod and a camera rig to Nathan James, lead singer of rock band Inglorious to shoot two new music videos for their upcoming 3rd album. The first music video has just been released in advance of the a...

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Teradek Bolt 500 LT 3G-SDI Wireless kit now available

Published Monday 2 July 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

A few years ago we invested in the original Teradek Bolt Pro SDI zero-delay wireless video system and have been very pleased with the results! Technology has moved on and Teradek have improved their offerings in the Bolt Family. Because of this, we now offer for hire the Teradek Bolt 500 ...

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Using LUTS on Blackmagic monitors & cameras

Published Friday 4 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

As more cameras offer a flat recording format, which offers more stops of dynamic range and therefore more room to play with when grading the finished film, LUTS are becoming more important and are becoming a feature in more monitors and camera outputs. 3D LUTs or Look Up Tables are simpl...

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LED light & 4k Monitor hire for Pacapod shoot

Published Thursday 3 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We recently hired one of our 2k LED LS C300d lights to local videographer Pete along with a Blackmagic Smartview 4K production monitor and various grip items including a clapper board. Pete was filming a new campaign video for baby accessory company Pacapod. The shoot was located near Lon...

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TP-300 Teleprompter kit - how to use it

Published Wednesday 2 May 2018 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our DataVideo TP-300 teleprompter kit for tablets (such as the iPad or similar android tablets) has proved popular as an affordable, lightweight option for providing autocue on set. We offer two hiring options TP-300 Teleprompter: the basic teleprompter kit Teleprompter with iPad: sam...

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