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Boat Stories Premiere Screening Event

Published Thursday 3 September 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

On Friday 4th September, the Maniac team attended a premiere screening of all 10 films in the Boat Stories series. The event was held at the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe and was attended by some of the film makers and stars of the films. The event featured two film premieres...

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Second Shoot for New Boat Stories Film - Lifeboards & fishing

Published Friday 21 August 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

We have been back in Ilfracombe filming our latest installment in the Boat Stories project - A day in the Life of a Young Fisherman with producer Jo Stewart Smith from Boat Stories. in the afternoon Stu joined 17 year old skipper Ben Bengey, as he ran a charter fishing trip on...

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Dawn Film Shoot for New Boat Stories Film

Published Monday 3 August 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

The Maniac crew were up at dawn to film the first shots for a new short documentary for the Boat Stories project, a series of films exploring the lives and stories of people who work on boats in North Devon which is being produced by Jo Stewart-Smith. The film is all about Ben...

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click to play the videoRHS Alice In Wonderland Video Now Live

Published Monday 6 July 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

In April we worked with Entertainingly Different to create a short film promoting events for the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland at RHS Rosemoor near Torrington in Devon. and three other RHS gardens across the UK. Although the film was finis...

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Scenic 4k Filming at Putsborough Beach

Published Monday 18 May 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

As part of an ongoing project to capture scenic views of the local area in 4K (Ultra HD), we have been back to the beautiful and multi award-winning Putsborough Sands  Beach in North Devon with the Blackmagic 4K camera. Some of the footage will be used in a series of promotional fi...

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click to play the videoA Common Sense of Place film now online

Published Wednesday 13 May 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

In April we worked with Martin Cassini from Equality Streets on a 5min film commissioned by the Isle of Man Government (Department of Infrastructure). The film, shot in Bristol & inter cut with footage from other towns in the UK, explores the advantages of 'sha...

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Filming Alice in Wonderland at RHS Rosemoor

Published Monday 20 April 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

We have been filming with Rob, Dexter, Rosie & Sam from Entertainingly Different at RHS Rosemoor near Torrington in Devon. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, a number of Royal Horticultural Society gardens are holding special events this...

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Video Workshops for Bristol University PHD Students

Published Wednesday 15 April 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

We have just finished a 2 day video training workshop for a group of Electrical Engineering students at Bristol University.  The department of Electrical Engineering would like their PHD students to create short flims showing their work, progress and how the university is helpin...

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Documentary Filming for Equality Streets

Published Friday 3 April 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

We have been in Bristol with Martin Cassini from Equality Streets, filming an interview with transports, traffic & urban design consultant Ben Hamilton-Baillie. The interview will form the basis for a 5 minute documentary film discussing the benefits of shared space, a concept ...

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click to play the videoUltimate Bublé Stage Show Promo Goes Live

Published Saturday 28 March 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

We have just finished editing and grading the 5 min promotional film for the Ultimate Bublé live stage show (performed by Mark Daniels). Filmed at the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple in February, this was the first Ultimate Bublé show to feature an 8 piece live band. We created...

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click to play the videoFinal Nalu Beads How-To Video Completed

Published Monday 9 March 2015 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

The last of our 4 'how-to' videos for Italian glass bead makers Nalu Beads has just gone online. The other 3 films went live at the end of last year but due to a super busy Christmas/New Year for Nalu Beads the completion of the last film was postponed. The films teach Nalu...

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Live Event Filming for the Ultimate Bublé Stage Show

Published Wednesday 4 February 2015 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

We've just wrapped on filming the first ever Ultimate Bublé stage show (performed by Mark Daniels) at the Queens Theatre in Barnstaple. This was a massive event for Mark as it marks a new level in his career as a Michael Bublé impersonator. The show was in a mu...

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Maniac Films Win the IOV Video of the Month Award

Published Tuesday 16 December 2014 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

We have been proud members of the IOV (Institute of Videography) for a number of years and in October we submitted our Cumbria Museums Apprenticeship film for the November IOV Video Of The Month competition. Today we received word that our entry had won the competition. W...

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click to play the videoBoat Stories 'Fishing for the Long Haul' Film Completed

Published Thursday 20 November 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

Mark has just finished the edit on our film for the Boat Stories project. The film, titled 'Fishing for the long haul?', follows the crew of the fishing trawler 'Sparkling Star' as they work in the Bristol Channel. This involved Mark spending over 30 hours aboard ...

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Voiceovers Recorded for Nalu Beads 'How-To' Videos

Published Thursday 16 October 2014 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

In June we filmed four 'how-to' videos with the ladies from Nalu Beads - a manufacturer of beautiful glass beads, which along with a range of coloured leather thongs, can be made into customised bracelets, necklaces & anklets. The voice overs have been recorded to ...

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Event Coverage for K9 Focus' Woofstock 2014 at Marwood Hill Gardens

Published Friday 26 September 2014 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

Last week we were filming Britian's Got Talent winner Pudsey for an upcoming TV advert for the Bristol panto, and this weekend we were filming more dancing dogs! We were asked by Zoe from K9 Focus, a canine rescue charity based in Devon, to capture the highlights of Woofstock 2...

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Interview at S&P Fish Shop for Boat Stories Film

Published Wednesday 10 September 2014 by Mark Brindle in Video Production

The final round of filming for 'Fishing for the Long Haul' documentary short in the Boat Stories project took place at S & P Fish Shop in Ilfracombe. Mark and new media apprentice Toby met with shop owner Claire to learn more about what happens to the fish after they ...

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Live Event Filming for the Actavis Summer Party

Published Thursday 4 September 2014 by Stu Gaunt in Video Production

Every year, Actavis Pharmaceuticals hold a summer party for the staff (and their families) who work at their Barnstaple factory. For the second year running the event was held at Hartland Abbey in North Devon. Stu & Toby attended the party armed with fully rigged Canon HDSLRcameras to...

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