Visual Impact Rental, 4 Charnwood House, Marsh Road, Bristol BS3 2NA

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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.

 

News

VI Welcomes new Hire Coordinator
July 2018

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 vivienne@virental.co.uk

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

Sony Venice
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

The Big Fish

Tribes, Predators and Me

Tribes, Predators and Me

Gorilla Family and Me

Gorilla Family and Me

Patagonia: Earth Secret Paradise

Patagonia: Earth Secret Paradise

Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom

Alaska: Earth's Frozen Kingdom

The Snow Wolf Family and Me

The Snow Wolf Family and Me

Operation Iceberg

Operation Iceberg

The Burrowers

The Burrowers

Meet the Monkey

Meet the Monkey

Attenborough's Ark

Attenborough's Ark

The Dark

The Dark

Frozen Planet

Frozen Planet

Human Planet

Human Planet

Wonders of Life

Wonders of Life

Ice Age Giants

Ice Age Giants

Vi Rental

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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