Christmas Has Come Early at Cinewest!

As our work keeps developing and expanding, so too does our kit stock! To keep up with the increased demand we have taken delivery of more equipment to be sure to exceed our clients’ needs.  We now have more monitoring options available; After receiving 7” Atomos and 24” Flanders monitors we have furthered our large range of manufacturers and size options. To support this increased fleet, we have also […]

An endless sunset: A virtual production test day.

With the recent explosion of virtual production, we were looking forward to experiencing this revolutionary way of working first-hand. We were collaborating with Bristol-based, virtual production facilitators Vero and DP Tom German to experiment with what camera and lens packages lent themselves to this style of content creation. With anamorphic and spherical lenses, super35 to large format cameras we helped afford Tom the ability to […]

A recent and exciting project with Storm & Shelter, Might Sky and Bentley!

It was great to collaborate with Cardiff-based production house Storm & Shelter and their in-house Cinematographer Lewis Jelley on this project. We provided a bespoke equipment package which included a Sony Venice, Rialto Extension kit, Atlas Orion Anamorphics with further equipment to support, e.g. monitors, lens control, filtration etc.   The release of the behind the scenes on social media gained huge traction and it give us […]

New Aputure 600d’s just arrived at Cinewest!

Unmatched brightness and completely cutting edge… our team have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new Aputure 600d’s! Our 300d’s have been immensely popular and the new, now these more powerful versions will offer our clients even more possibilities.   The 600d packs a punch (and then some!), outputting 8,500 lux at 3 metres, and with the […]

Introducing Flanders Scientific to our Monitor Fleet.

Our range of field monitors is expanding with the addition of Flanders Scientific 17” and 24” displays. These field monitors are the most accurate around for colour space and gamma display, and with a deluge of monitoring settings they are more than up to the job. Already flying out the door on hire to our clients and […]

Feng Shui at Cinewest!

As our catalogue of work, equipment stock and technical team grow and develop, so too does our workshop! To open up another bay for kit preparation and testing we have had a reshuffle.   Whilst this redecoration didn’t require any Ikea trips or Pinterest boards, it did require us to get a new office cabin outside […]

Starting Instagram and taking the red pill…

As part of our transition into Cinewest we are establishing our own presence on social media. We’re looking forward to posting regular updates about what is happening in the workshop with us; new kit arriving, crews in for prep, DPs in for testing and much more!   This is a great way to timestamp our activities and engage with our […]

Video Europe Southwest becomes Cinewest!

Video Europe Southwest has just undergone some exciting new developments and we are now trading as Cinewest.  Over the past five years we’ve grown from a basic regional kit hire outlet into a camera rental facility with an emphasis on quality and service and now our team are looking to build on that. By offering the latest […]