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VI Rental welcomes our customers to be a part of our Environmental Fund, set up to help with local and global projects directly relating to both our environmental concerns and those of our customers. Borne out of VI Rentals connection with Natural History program making and our personal experiences we will look at the natural world, including local waterways and the local environment to see how we can help make a difference. As suppliers to some of the most well‐known names in Natural History film making this direct connection with the natural world is what makes us unique and drives us in our mission for cleaner seas, conservation and community development.
VI Rental wants to work with our customers to create partners in this project, offering 1% of the agreed rental price for each production. We are hoping that our customers will match this 1% to create a fund to tackle projects that are important to both of us. Together we can achieve much more than individually and the more companies we can get on board the more we can achieve. We feel that giving something back to the natural world that helps give us our living is the least we can do.
How do we do this?
With you! Building a community through education, volunteering, beach cleans, campaigns, parliamentary events and advocacy to create the change we want to see for the future. Together we are an industry whose combined turnover is in‐excess of £50 million PA in Natural History and related programs in Bristol alone.
Join the Movement
We’d love to hear from you so do get in touch. Whether you want to join our movement, support a campaign or meet up with our projects team. It’s only by getting involved that we will be able give something back to the planet, and it will only be with your support that we will be able to make a difference. Only by joining this will it be possible to start to make a difference so please do join us!
Specialists in Wildlife documentary equipment … Why Rent from anyone else
VI Rental Bristol were delighted to be the chosen supplier of equipment to the recent BBC production “Elephant Family And Me” Staring Wildlife Cameraman Gordon Buchanan, who encounters a family of African elephants in the wilds of Kenya, and attempts to gain their trust so he can observe them up close in their natural habitat.
Equipment Supplied - Arri Amira’s, Canon CN7 lenses, Canon CN-20 lens, Sound devices 633 mixer, Wisycom Wireless link and radio mics, Panasonic Varicam LTs, IBE HD 35 adaptor, Canon HJ18 lens, IR Lights and a variety of specialized Grip.
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 Welcomes new Hire Coordinator
We are very excited about our new Hire Coordinator, Vivienne Mackay-Hope, who will be joining Visual Impact Bristol on the 14th August as a Hire Coordinator , some of you may know her from the NHU, Icon and Hungry Gap. After 20 years of working on the production side, she understands the pressures and details needed to put together a complicated and exciting shoot. She is crossing over and taking with her a wealth of knowledge and experience ranging from fast turnaround Sunday morning cookery shows to Natural History Landmarks and everything in between. You can contact her directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a great bit of fun kit a Mini Cable Dolly currently on its way to Russia to film Bears with our OSM X5R attached: https://www.dpreview.com/news/6619551749/high-sight-launches-the-mini-portable-cable-camera-system
VI Rental are holding a trade stall at the NHN Networking Event on 22 March 2018
They will be showing:
Movi Pro Gimbal with Flowcine Black Arm - the black arm is a 3-axis dampening system with an additional vibration mount for stabilizing roll and tilt errors as well as vertical motion and vibrations. The Black arm is a hardmount system, made for gimbals, that you want to mount on vehicles such as cars, ATVs, boats, snowmobiles etc. http://www.flowcine.com/black-and-accessories/98-the-black-arm.html
MōVI Pro is designed from the ground up to minimize downtime on set. Hot swappable intelligent batteries power the MōVI Pro, camera, and all accessories to keep you shooting all day long ... with only one type of batteries to charge. With twice the torque of the first generation MōVI motors and high resolution encoders, MōVI Pro’s custom designed direct drive brushless motors are up for any challenge. https://freeflysystems.com/movi-pro
DJI Osmo x5R with custom portable jib set up, with the Zenmuse X5R, DJI has brought the power of RAW to a dedicated aerial camera for the first time. Capable of recording 4K (3840 x 2160) videos in RAW at up to 30fps, the Zenmuse X5R gives you the ability to capture every video with all of its original data intact, giving you complete control to edit every single frame in post as a RAW file. Coupled with a maximum bitrate of an astonishing 2.4Gbps, the 4K videos recorded by the Zenmuse X5R will amaze you: https://www.dji.com/zenmuse-x5r
More informaiton about the NHN Networking Event: NHN Networking Morning 22 March 2018
28 Febriary 2018
VI Rental have added the new Sony Venice to their Film and Drama Rental department based out of The Bottle Yard Studios. VI will by holding a trade stall at the NHN March Networking Event on 22 March 2018VI Rental have added the new Sony Venice to their Film and Drama Rental department based out of The Bottle Yard Studios. VI will by holding a trade stall at the NHN March Networking Event on 22 March 2018
VI Rental sound department now offers sound training with their sound kit hire and have just completed training with the BBC for two of their newest Natural History productions. This now runs alongside their camera rental and grip rental training. VI Rental will also be hosting a new 'Bristol Media Community Event', This will be an informal and relaxed event at the Clifton Relish Cafe Bar. Here they will be showcasing new tech with demonstrations. You can follow them on Facebook or subscribe to a mailing list to register your interest.
25 May 2017
VI Rental have just added another Red Weapon-Helium to their ever expanding Red camera fleet along with the new Panasonic GH5,s. For all you techies out there VI Rental now have a dedicated YouTube channel if you want to know what's new in Post and Production:
26 April 2017
Productions We Have Supplied Equipment To
The Big Fish
Tribes, Predators and Me
Gorilla Family and Me
Patagonia: Earth Secret Paradise
Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom
The Snow Wolf Family and Me
Meet the Monkey
Wonders of Life
Ice Age Giants
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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