Specialists in Wildlife documentary equipment … Why Rent from anyone else

“Earth’s Wildest Waters – The Big Fish was a large international filming crew shooting in 6 countries over 4 months in 2015.  VI Rental were able to support all our technical requirements, the standard of the equipment and support was excellent.  The consultation period was great, we had meetings to discuss various options of cameras and lenses, they helped organise and support a tech run day on a Lake in Reading in the middle of a freezing winter just to make sure it all worked as it would on location with a six camera and jib rig.  Then we took our 1.5 tonnes of gear all over the World in all conditions from minus 5 to plus 45 degrees, really putting it to the test.  Production of accurate carnets and paperwork and the overall project management of the service provided was excellent.  We were very impressed. ”

Lisanne Marks – BBC Natural History 

Building on its established Camera Hire reputation VI Rental‘s new technical hire department is working closely with the BBC Natural History Unit and Independent Wildlife production companies looking at integrating new technology and workflow with the latest camera and lens options on the market today. Hiring equipment for some of the UKs leading landmark Natural History programs and Wildlife TV VI Rental Bristol are fast becoming the Go-To rental house for all things Natural History and Wildlife.

Whether you are shooting Foxes in Bristol or Polar Bears in the Arctic, we have a proven track record in supplying not only the equipment, but the knowledge that is required to get the best results.

Call us now to find out how we can help you get the results you want within budget.


VI Rental provides a tailored Natural History and Wildlife service to a large variety of clients in the TV and Film industry and has done for many years. Our Ashton office has a long-standing, sterling reputation for supplying both up to date equipment and exceptional technical support.

Our service for providing kit for natural history shoots is renowned as our specialty. As well as being an approved supplier to the BBC, our clients include major production companies, broadcasters, smaller independents and freelancers.

The friendly and helpful hire department staff at VI Rental Bristol is no doubt integral to that success. With no task to big or small, our hire coordinators and camera technicians are always happy to go the extra mile to help you find the best solution to your broadcast needs. Call us now on 01179 393333 to find out how we can help you.

Visual Impact hire to the NHU and offer many formats and solutions to the ever demanding needs.

Below is a brief example of what is available, but we do also supply many other camcorders, lenses and accessories

  • Sony PMW-F55 with tailored accessories for individual shoots
  • Arri Alexa with 30-300mm PL lens and Schneider optics doubler.
  • Panasonic 2700 camcorder with HJ18 lens.
  • A range of PL zoom lenses.
  • Battery powered LED lights.

For all of the above and many other shooting kits we supply specially made flight cases and carry cases to minimise excess baggage, and aid trekking to remote locations.

Visual Impact Rental Natural History Credits

The Dark – NHU, BBC
Animal Einstein – NHU for BBC
How Life Works – NHU for BBC
Ice Age – NHU for BBC
Natural World: Attenborough’s Ark – NHU for BBC
Natural World: Baboons – NHU for BBC
Natural World: Madagascar – NHU for BBC
Natural World: Jaguars – NHU for BBC
Lost Land of the Tiger – BBC
Human Planet – BBC
Ocean Giants – BBC
River Monsters – Icon
Whale Hunt – BBC
Africa – God Tv
Urban Secret – TwoFour for Sky Atlantic
Maneaters – Series 2, Tigress
Dog House – Big Bang
Time Shift – Big Bang and BBC Four
Masterchef SA – Quizical Pictures


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