Camera kits


A huge thank you to not only you but all your wonderful team at VMI. I always find it comforting when I don’t hear a peep from the camera boys, it means that everything is going swimmingly well. When we did need additional kit it was all very easy and painless in its execution, even the last stuff was no problem. All the team that I spoke to and dealt with whilst you were on holiday or unavailable showed the same level of care and professionalism that you have always done. It was a wonderful experience, one which I would like to repeat in the not to distant future.

Matthew Hamilton, Mammoth Screen | Endeavour Series 7 | December 2019

Good prep and support from VMI. It was a great job and I hope we get to do it together again….

Graham Frake, DP | Good Karma Hospital, ITV | Summer 2018

Long overdue thanks to yourself, Gerard and the team for helping me out so early in the morning with support. Really appreciate the service.

Tommy Mahon | Rascal Films/Camera Movement | May 2019

My dealings with VMI have been 2nd to none. Alasdair is a credit to the company and Michael/Patrick are some of the most pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable guys I've met. Not a single complaint about my dealings with VMI so far.

Peter Simons, Kingfisher | Kingfisher Commercials | Dec 2019

Thanks Ali. Always great having VMI kit. Thanks for all your help. Production wrapped and editing. Happy clients.

Scott Munro/Third Man Films | Short Film | October 2018

The standard of equipment you supply and the support service is unparalleled. The shoot went extremely smoothly from a technical perspective which is all down to you, Ian. You and your team are so helpful to the camera team and I find you a great support as well. Thank you so much for all your kind support.

Angela Murray/ Line Producer | 2 Doors Down Series 3 | November 2017

Thanks very much for the hire. We've had a great shoot and wouldn't have been possible without your team.

Will Preston-George/Daring Duke | Feature | August 2017

You all are fantastic! I can’t thank you enough for how you serve your customers. Everything went great on our end. I hope more work continues to bring me to London and I get more opportunities to rent through VMI.

David Mckay, Contrast Visuals & Consulting Inc. | UK Interview segments of US Documentary | August 2017

I just want to say again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you did on that horrid horrid day before the shoot. I told them how amazing you are, because I think great service needs to be shouted from the roof tops. We’re always so quick to moan about things that go wrong, but you were and are AMAZING!

Kassi Jones, Production Manager, BBC | Into the Jungle Volcano | June 2017

I wanted to say thank you to you all for your help on the shoot yesterday - always lovely working with you all and looking forward to the next job!

Leonie Marzecki, Pretzel Films | RBS Corporate Shoot | March 2017

Thanks for all your help on the Robot Wars shoot - could not have done it without you!

BBC Creative | Robot Wars | July 2016

I love working with VMI. Always helpful, always really nice people to deal with, always very knowledgeable and always good on price. Big thumbs up from Happy Tramp.

Karen Morton, Happy Tramp Productions | Woody | January 2015

VMI have been exemplary again and I only hope that Series XIX is greenlit to allow us to continue our relationship.

Ian Strachan, Line Producer Bentley Productions | Midsomer Murders | December 2015

Thank you very much for all your help and support with our kit hire. The shoot went amazingly well and the kit was perfect.

Gregory Nice | Nice Productions | December 2015

We have finally finished editing our short film and I would just like to say a big thank you for all of your help and persistence. I don't think we could have done the project without your help, and hiring from you was definitely worth it. I look forward to dealing with you in the future.

Saul Lotzof | Short Film, Alone | Nov 15

Your hire service is always top quality - I have no problems. Great service and great team to deal with.

Joe Morgan | Director/Producer | Nov 15

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at your Bristol branch. On Wednesday I was in the Bristol area and had an urgent need for a broadcast camera to shoot NTSC for an American client. I called them and 30 minutes later the camera arrived in pristine condition set up and ready to shoot NTSC. I have to say it made me look very good. Great service and very much appreciated

Anthony Wood, Nettle Media | Corporate Production | October 15

A quick line to say a massive Thank You to you, Gerard and your team. You were all extremely supportive and patient with me, I would not have been able to pull off this my first video shoot without your advice. I’m very pleased to say that the shoot went extremely well and my client is happy. Phew! I hope we get to work together again.

Charles Shearn | Charity Shoot | September 2015

Just wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you from me personally for yours and your teams assistance across our project. The service has been second to none and you’ve been very accommodating with costs and quick to react when we’ve needed short notice kit at various locations. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend VMI to all production staff at Blast and look forward to working alongside you in the near future. Best Wishes Caryl

Blast Films | RNLI Project | September 2015

We’re all extremely grateful for that AND the wonderful level of service and kit you’ve supplied, often at stupid short notice! Look forward to the next one!

Mark Devlin, Line Producer BBC | World's End | October 2014

Just to say thanks so much to VMI! We had a fantastic couple of days shooting. The Alexa is amazing and so is Gerard! He took the stress out of my day and made me feel really confident with what I was producing. He has a great eye and really understood what I was trying to achieve, we worked really well together.

Dianne Miller, DoP | M&S Commercial | July 2014

Just wanted to say thank you for all your support. I enjoyed the way you were handling the prep and production as well as your input throughout. I very much hope we can make it happen again soon!!

Martin Fuhrer BSC, DoP | Cilla, ITV1 HD | May 2014

Many thanks for your assistance with our shoot, it's was a pleasure once again to work with VMI - nothing is too much for you. I hope that we get the opportunity to work together again in the near future.

Betty Evans, Line Producer Boom Pictures | Crud Yr Awel | February 2014

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for all your hard work and patience during our production.

Kerstin Duffy, line Producer RAW Television | Freshers | January 2014

Just a little note to say thank you to all of you at VMI for the superb service that we received throughout the final series of Poirot and Marple. My camera team were more than happy throughout which made my life a whole lot easier. Considering the length of shoot and seven different DOP's for each film, we only had to tinker slightly at the beginning of each block which was amazing, and your help and knowledge Mr Jackson made each transition seamless. We very seldom had to add 'additionals' as the list that we set off with was pretty comprehensive and covered almost all eventualities. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable experience for 30 odd weeks, must do it again soon.

Matthew Hamilton, ITV | Line Producer | September 2013

I just wanted to pass on a huge thank you for your support on The Christies (Miss Marple). Matthew's feedback of you was excellent, in particular Ian's knowledge and support throughout the shoot. You were a fantastic part of the team that was invaluable during those pressure times that are inevitable We look forward to having you as part of the team again soon.

Sophie Gannon, ITV | Poirot, Miss Marple | August 2013

With a tight turnaround, it’s crucial to have trust: in the quality of the equipment, having the right kit at the right time and in the level of technical support available to the production crew. In every aspect VMI were excellent. They understood what we needed and delivered a totally professional service

Menzies Kennedy | "Our Girl", BBC | March 2013

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for helping me pull this together. Its is much appreciated and won't be forgotten.

Rupi Randhawa, Cherry Productions | Powerade Commercial | January 2013

I just wanted to send an email of praise regarding a video shoot undertaken at the weekend. Many thanks for the VMI service, and particularly to Clim and Jamie who are an asset to your team. I was recommended to VMI by Ali Wilson, and on asking him if he knew of any help that could be provided, suggested Clim and Jamie who were eager to join the shoot. Both Clim and Jamie were extremely professional and happy to work despite very long and exhausting shoots throughout the weekend in Southend. Both displayed comprehensive technical knowledge of the kit (Sony FS700 and assorted lenses and lighting), and were quick at setting up and using the cameras as well as providing vital input and feedback to the film itself.

Andrew Gooch | Independent Film | January 2013

As an independent and first time producer/director with limited resources i needed all the support and advice I could get. VMI provided not just a great camera package for our feature film, but were helpful, friendly, and supportive every step of the way. A highly professional and efficient outfit that I would highly recommend to any film-maker. I will certainly be returning to VMI on future productions…"

Adam Rolston, | "Meet Me On The Southbank" Feature film | May 2013

Just thought I'd drop a line to say thanks. The kit and service was amazing, a lot of boxes, but I had everything I could ever have needed for my day. Cheers, Gareth

Gareth Tissington | Atkins Global | Nov 2012

VMI is my first port of call for kit hire - The team are all really helpful, nothing is ever too much trouble, even when you’ve got a last minute job or crisis they strive to get everything sorted. Kit has always arrived in tip-top condition and they’ve given us some brilliant deals. Trust me, give them a try!

Jennie Wightman | Watershed Television | March 2012

Thanks, you were all really helpful.

Joan Humphries, BBC | Shakespeare Unlocked | Jan 2012

Myself and Big Talk Productions couldn't be more happy with the service and support that VMI have continued to give us. We will continue to use VMI in 2012 as much as possible

Lyndsay Robinson | Big Talk, Him & Her | Jan 2012

The one thing I like about VMI is not matter who you talk to, you never feel like a burden, especially with the list of demands I can have!

Emma Hevezi | RGB Photographic | Jan 2012

I just wanted to say a big thank you from me and all the camera team for the fantastic service you guys gave us.The gear was great and Everybody at your end was extremely helpful.

Pete Rowe | DoP, Threesome | Mar 2011

The kit is all great and meticulously maintained and your staff are all very helpful, conscientious and friendly. I look forward to the next one

Grant Raphael | Hogarth | Sep 2011

A fantastic, friendly company. Leading the way with the newest equipment on the market at very competitive prices. A joy to work with.

Lyndsay Robinson , Big Talk | Friday Night Dinner | Feb 2011

Thank you to everyone at VMI for their support with our production. You have always gone the extra mile for us and we have all enjoyed working with your company immensely.

Sue Ng | Garden Productions | Jan 2011

Unlike other hire companies, VMI go out of their way to ensure equipment is checked and working perfectly every time. Their client care is superb.

Ryan Wilkins | RAW Audio | Jul 2011

Just wanted to say thanks for your help your crew did a great job, footage looks fantastic, will call when have another job.

Shaun Dyos. WCRS | 118118 Commercial | Apr 2010

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