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Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K available for hire

Published Thursday 22 June 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K EF camera is now in stock at Maniac Films The URSA Mini Pro features the same sensor as the 4.6K URSA Mini, but it features a built-in 4 stage ND filter, loads of extra external controls to make it easier to change settings while filming, new ...

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Maniac supply camera power for Madness In The Method movie

Published Monday 16 January 2017 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Maniac FIlms have just supplied camera power in the form of Pag v-lok batteries for the upcoming feature film 'Madness In The Method'. We were contacted by camera operator Vince, who needed some extra juice for his camera on the shoot. The film is the directorial debut of Jas...

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Blackmagic URSA 4K in stock

Published Tuesday 20 December 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Maniac Films now have the Blackmagic URSA 4K camera in stock. Fitted with the mkII sensor turret, this camera is capable of recording speeds of up to 120 fps at 4K! Ideal for slow-motion shots. The URSA was designed as an all-in-one camera for drama, documentary & film. For the DoP ...

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Redrock remote follow focus upgrade

Published Tuesday 20 September 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our popular Redrock microRemote follow focus unit has just received a new firmware update which adds some new features. The new 4.0 software adds the following features: Save Lens Calibration: microRemote remembers which lens you’re using after a power loss. Swap batteries w...

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Teleprompter hire for GSL media

Published Monday 23 May 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our iPad Teleprompter kit has just returned from a corporate video shoot in Kent with GSL Media Ben, MD at GSL Media, got in touch becuase he had an upcoming corporate shoot which required actors to speak into the camera as if addressing an interviewer. However the scripts contained a l...

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Camera & Lens Hire for Sophie for As It is Gig

Published Monday 16 May 2016 by Mark Brindle in Rental News

We've been helping out Sophie Gray with a DSLR camera and Zoom Lens for the AS IT IS Gig in Plymouth. She is the official photographer at the Plymouth gig (at The Hub) and has generated some great images with our Canon 5D3 and Canon L series 70-200mm lens package. Follow S...

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Audio kit hire for filming in Calais Jungle

Published Monday 9 May 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We have just provided audio equipment to Simon from RUWAC Films for a week of shooting in the 'Calais Jungle'. The Calais Jungle is the nickname given to a migrant encampment in the vicinity of Calais, France, where migrants live while they attempt to enter the United Kingdom. ...

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Glidecam vest & remote follow focus hire for GSL media

Published Tuesday 3 May 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our new Glidecam Steadicam Vest and the Redrcok Micro Remote Follow Focus have just spent 3 days in Brussels with Ben from GSL Media. Ben has owned a Glidecam steadicam for a couple of years now and uses it on a lot of shoots, but often finds that it quickly becomes heavy and his arm be...

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Porta-Jib & Ronin Dove plate hire for film shoot

Published Thursday 10 March 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Maniac Films have just provided our Losmandy Porta-Jib and Dove Block Ronin attachment to Matt of Picture South Hams for a location shoot. Matt wanted to use his own DJI-Ronin with a Jib arm for extra height and our new Dove Block attachment was the perfect solution to attach the gimbal...

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click to play the videoReboot film, shot using Maniac lighting available online

Published Tuesday 16 February 2016 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in March 2012, we hired our Arri lighting kit and softboxes to Scott, who was shooting a new short film titled 'Reboot'. After she shoot we didn't hear much from Scott but we recently found out that the film has had a long and exciting life and after 3 years they have m...

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Teranex 2D used for U2 live concert broadcast from Paris

Published Tuesday 8 December 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

On 7th December, American rock band U2 performed a live, televised concert in Paris. The concert had been rescheduled due to the Paris shootings on 13th November. The concert was part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE TOUR. We were contacted by Ductch broadcast company United, who needed an...

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New 4k location vision mixing kit available

Published Monday 16 November 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We now offer a 4k/HD live vision mixing package which is ideal for mixing live events. This package was put together for our recent work at the Bridgwater carnival, where we mixed feeds from 6 cameras into a live stream on a large LCD screen and also recorded the live feed to an externa...

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click to play the videoAudio hire for Wrath of Dracula feature film trailer

Published Monday 17 August 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in March we hired a Zoom audio recorder, boom pole and shotgun mic to Angela Holmes for the filming of a feature film trailer. It was shot over a weekend and Angela was happy with the kit that we provided. The film will be titled 'The Wrath of Dracula' and stars Angela Holm...

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click to play the videoOstend short film world premiere at Cannes Film Festival

Published Wednesday 13 May 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in November we hired a location audio kit and Macbook Pro mobile edit suite to Oliver Chopping for this short film shoot. We've just found out that the resultant film, Ostend, is having a world premiere at Cannes Film Festival! The film was shot on a Canon EOS 5D mkIII and edite...

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click to play the videoZombie Resurrection released on DVD

Published Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in August 2011, we supplied a full AF-101 shooting kit to Jake from Charmed Apocalypse Pictures to film a horror comedy feature film called Zombie Resurrection. Fast forward to 2015 and the film has finally been released on DVD. It's been a long time coming and it seems like Ja...

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New Blackmagic Smartview 4K production monitor

Published Thursday 19 March 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

New in from Blackmagic Design, the Smartview 4K production monitor, a mains or battery powered 14 inch 4K monitor that is perfect for use with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Blackmagic mini-URSA 4.6K EF or other 4K cameras. The monitor features 2 SDI inputs that automatically swit...

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4K shooting kit provided for Bonded By Blood 2

Published Monday 2 March 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Bonded by Blood 2 : ESSEX BOYS The Next Generation is an upcoming sequel to the 2010 film Bonded by Blood. We were contacted by Producer Trish, who had worked with us before on other films, as they needed a 4K shooting kit for the principal filming. After being given a wishlist, we were...

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Camera hire for filming 'Cooking Up A Feast' tv programme

Published Tuesday 18 November 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We recently hired 2x Canon DSLR shooting kits and an external audio kit for a shoot in Italy. The shoot crew were on location to film an episode of an upcoming tv series - 'Cooking Up A Feast', starring Nigel Larcombe-Williams and Sam Goonetillake. The team were very happy an...

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