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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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4K Camera hire for We Still Kill The Old Way

Published Wednesday 14 May 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We Still Kill The Old Way is a 2014 London gangster film in which ageing London gangsters take on a gang of youths We were contacted by Producer Trish who required a 4K shooting kit for the principal filming. After being given a wish list, we were able to put together a kit list that su...

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click to play the videoVampyre Heart release 'Afraid' music video shot on the PMW-200

Published Wednesday 15 January 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

In December 2013 we hired the Sony PMW-200 and a tripod, to Mark in Indochino Films to shoot a music video for 'Vampyre Heart'. The shoot was carried out over a weekend and Mark was extremely pleased with the kit: " Could I just say thank you for the help and the advice you g...

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click to play the videoAudio kit hire for short film 'My Boy Jack'

Published Wednesday 20 November 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Earlier this month we hired our Arri lights, dimmer,  Edirol R-44 recorder and recording kit, and Glidetrack slider to Vivien from Red Sky Films. Vivien was shooting the short over the course of a weekend and drove up from Cornwall to collect the kit and get some advice on using it...

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New Teranex 2D video processor installed for realtime standards conversion

Published Tuesday 17 September 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

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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click to play the videoA Day With The Port Glass film now online

Published Wednesday 14 August 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Back in November 2012 we hired a Canon EOS 7D, Canon 70-200mm lens, Tokina ATX Pro 16-50mm lens and a tripod to Simon Cotter of Ruwac Films. He was filming a promotional video with Joel from Joel Customs to show off his newest surfboard shape - The Port Glass. Today we received a Vi...

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Maniac Films provide equipment to film 'Indian Summer'

Published Wednesday 17 July 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

We were contacted by Hettie, the producer of a new short film from Old Rectory Pictures being shot in North Devon called Indian Summer. Shot mainly in and around Westward Ho! the film is described as "A politically incorrect love story featuring knights, burning arrows, conkers &...

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Deranged - A film shot using Maniac lenses gets UK DVD release

Published Thursday 6 June 2013 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

In August 2011 we supplied a range of Nikon prime lenses, lens gears and Nikon to Canon adapter rings to Neil Jones, Director of Risen & The Reverend to use on the shoot for his latest film, Deranged. Well Deranged finally received a UK DVD release at the beginning of June and is avai...

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Maniac Films sponsor London Film Academy (LFA) Graduation Showcase 2012

Published Thursday 4 October 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Maniac Films are once again proud to be sponsoring the London Film Academy Graduation Showcase 2012. The showcase is an annual event used to show off the work of the students, with prizes and awards given for the best short film. Maniac Films will provide rental kit vouchers which ca...

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GoPro HD LCD backpack rental helps Sam capture long days on the piste

Published Wednesday 18 April 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

At the end of March, Sam contacted us with regards to hiring the LCD backpack accessory for his GoPro HD Hero camera - and we were happy to oblige. Five weeks later and Sam has sent us this stunning image taken from the camera - this really shows what the GoPro can do! (click the pictur...

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Camera and audio equipment hire for 'Shattered Summer'

Published Tuesday 17 April 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Matt Biggs from Artaura Productions has been working on his new film 'Shattered Summer' for nearly a year - which has included various re-writes and casting changes. However he has now started filming and Maniac Films have been helping out with equipment hire for the shoot. The e...

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New Maniac Equipment Rental Website goes live

Published Wednesday 14 March 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

It's taken us a while to get to this point but our new rental web site has gone live today! Our rental business is becoming more popular and we wanted to make the whole experience easier for our customers. You can now create a kit list to suit your needs by either selecting individual...

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Equipment hire for Andy Mangnall in exchange for Madeira surf footage

Published Tuesday 28 February 2012 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

In December we loaned our new Redrock Livelens adapter for the Panasonic AF-101 and a Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens to Andy Mangnall for a trip to Madeira. However rather than payment for the rental, we struck a deal for footage use in the Universe Inspectors documentary for some good HD cu...

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click to play the video2 full Panasonic AF101 shooting kits supplied for filming of The Zombie King

Published Wednesday 16 November 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Our studio feels a little empty as we have just provided a full 2 camera production kit to Northern Girl Productions for the filming of The Zombie King. The production kit included 2 Panasonic AF101 cameras with Nanoflash recorders, mattboxes, follow focus and battery systems, a full comp...

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Maniac Films sponsor London Film Academy (LFA) Graduation Showcase 2011

Published Tuesday 18 October 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

Here at Maniac we have always believed in giving new filmmakers and young people a chance, so we are proud to be sponsoring the London Film Academy Graduation Showcase 2011. The showcase is an annual event used to show off the work of the students, with prizes and awards given for the b...

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click to play the videoNew music video for ChetMega filmed using Maniac kit

Published Thursday 25 August 2011 by Stu Gaunt in Rental News

The new video 'Lambs to the slaughter' from ChetMega has been released online. The video was shot on a number of locations using equipment supplied by Maniac Films including the Losmandy Porta Jib & Gekko lens lite, glidetrack camera slider. You can check out the finished...

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