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Established in 1979 and based in London and Bristol, VMI specialises in supplying quality digital camcorder packages hire for Documentary, Natural History, Commercials, Drama, Promos and Corporate TV productions. We support every HD and 4K camera format for hire from DSLR to ARRI Alexa with everything in between and also supply documentary cameras of all formats as well. VMI's product range also includes lighting, grip & sound to support location productions.
What stands us apart from other suppliers is our meticulous attention to detail, high level of presentation, generously accessorised packages and fanatical level of customer service.
In our 2015 client survey, 142 completed surveys voted our customer service at 4.7, a figure we are extremely proud of. For full results, visit www.vmi.tv/about/client-satisfaction-survey.
Gary is VMI’s Bristol Branch Manager. Previously he spent 3 years in Dubai as 2nd AC and also working in a Rental company before joining VMI in Golders Green as a camera technician and then moving to the Rental Desk, eventually transferring to the Bristol Branch early in 2015.
Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family
Equipment Supplied: Canon ME20F-SH super slow-light camera
Production Company: Produced by Offspring Films for Sky 1
Three hour series on Monkeys on how key members of this primate family evolved bizarre body-types, intelligent behaviours and tight-knit social groups to thrive in some of the planet’s wildest landscapes. VMI supplied the Canon ME20F-SH super slow-light camera to shoot images not previously seen before of a tiny nocturnal hunting creature called the Tarsia.
The Great Migration
Equipment Supplied: Shot on Sony PMW-F55 4K cameras with Canon 50-1000PL zoom lens
Production Company: Produced by Renegade Pictures for Five and BBC Worldwide
Four part 1 hour documentary series on the Migration of Wildebeest across the African Plains presented by Ben Fogle, mainly shot in Tanzania and Kenya
SAVING LIVES AT SEA: BBC1
Equipment Supplied: Canon C300 Camcorder with EF lenses
Production Company: Shot at lifeboat stations across the UK by Blast! Films for BBC1
Over 150 years the volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution have saved the lives of more than 140,000 people. Follow the life or death emergencies in never-before-seen detail as lifeboat crews around the country scramble to the rescue.
29 June 2017
Not many people know that 18 people per day are killed or maimed by landmines and that 80% of them are adults. What makes it worse is that mostly, they are children … VMI team members are riding 2 x adventurous bike rides this summer (London to Bristol and London to Amsterdam) to raise £10,000 to help clear the world of landmines. Learn more and sponsor the VMI Superheroes at http://vmi.tv/news/article/235
VMI has taken delivery of new sets of Celere T1.5 superspeed lenses in PL mount.
Latest additions to the VMI Fleet – Panasonic GH5 DSLR 4K Camera, - Veydra Cinema Mini Primes set (19-85mm T2.2) built for Super 35 mirrorless sensors and fitted with either Micro 4/3 or APS-C (E mounts). These will fit directly on to a Panasonic GH5, Sony A7Smk2 or Sony FS-7 without the need of a lens adapter. - Canon 200mm F1.8 Prime lens, can be fitted with either PL EF or B4 mount. Both the Zacuto Gratical HD and Eye HD-SDI/HDMI OLED Viewfinders.
25 May 2017
New 1TB RED Mags now available from specialist Media Hire facility. VMEDIA ‘How Many Gigabytes’ competition open until the end of this week to celebrate the opening of VMEDIA. Just guess the storage in the photo to win a £50 dining voucher. http://vmedia.digital/
27 April 2017
The Fox Trap
Director: Jamie Weston
Cinematographer: Beatriz Delgado Mena
Equipment Supplied: Sony PMW-F5 4K Camera and Zeiss Compactprime lenses
Production Company: Proportion Productions
Independently funded feature film about the consequences of what happens at a class reunion 5 years after a terrible accident leaves a young girl disabled. Little do they know, they are being targeted by a masked maniac hell bent on revenge.
Cinematographer: Stephan Pehrsson
Equipment Supplied: Double Alexa kit & Cooke S4 lenses.
Production Company: BBC Drama
The C Word is an adaptation of Lisa Lynch's candid book about her experience of cancer, based on her popular blog which was launched shortly after her diagnosis. This film is a defiant, ballsy and surprisingly funny story of life, love and cancer. One minute her life was normal, the next, in an instant, that normality was gone.
Cinematographer: Andy Hibbert
Equipment Supplied: ARRI Alexa/ARRI Amira with Angenieux Optimo and Arri Alura zoom lenses
Production Company: CBBC/Disney
World’s End, to be shown on CBBC in the spring, will be set against the backdrop of Bamburgh Castle and its nearby beaches. The series follows a group of teenagers who are brought to live in a castle where their parents apparently work for the military. But as the series progresses, the teens begin to question what their parents are really doing there and attempt to unravel the mystery of their strange new home.
Green Party Election Broadcast
Equipment Supplied: Shot on 2 x Sony FS-7 cameras with EF Lenses
Production Company: Ad agency, Creature of London; Production Company, Smuggler London.
Party Election Broadcast for the Green Party with David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson parodied as squabbling children in a viral TV campaign that achieved 5 million hits on YouTube. for Ad agency, Creature of London; Production Company, Smuggler London.
Feature for Porsche Cars
Cinematographer: Si Smith
Equipment Supplied: RED EPIC Dragon with Fuji Cabrio zoom
Production Company: Razor Edge Production on behalf of PorscheGB in conjunction with sponsor, Purivann
Feature for Porsche Cars shot at Brands Hatch stone race track.
Director: Jason Marlow
Cinematographer: James Medcraft
Equipment Supplied: 3 x Sony FS-7 with ARRI Aluras
Production Company: U La La
3 x Sony FS-7 commercial shoot with ARRI Alura lenses.
Stork Easter Online Commercial
Director: Markus Meedt
Cinematographer: Daniel Fazio
Equipment Supplied: Arri Amira/ Zeiss CP2 Package
Production Company: Recipe Advertising
ARRI Amira kit to shoot Stork Easter Online commercial campaign.