“We provide a clean, fully equipped location van specifically set up for location filming.”

It has:
A rooftop filming platform,
Seating for five,
Shelving for easy access to equipment,
On-board mains power, and is fully carpeted.

We carry:

  • Canon XF-305 high definition (50 Mbps, 4:2:2, 1920 x 1080) camcorder.
  • Sachtler 18 Plus tripod kit.
  • Remote widescreen video monitors and senders.
  • Full documentary lighting kit (Arrilite redheads, LED sungun, LED lights, fresnels, DIVA light etc).
  • Mains and battery supplies
  • Suitcase pipe dolly (complete with 5m track)
  • Portable blue and green screens
  • Gold, silver and white reflectors
  • Sony UHF radio mic.
  • Filters - various specialist filters.
  • ECM 55 & Sanken COS 11sBP mics
  • ECM 672 & Sanken CS3 directional mics
  • Miniature Camera Systems see Camera Mounts

We have access to additional specialized equipment where required.


  • To whom it may concern,
    Video NZ have undertaken three projects for me over the period 2007-2014. In each case they proactively organised all the arrangements and I was impressed with their self - sufficiency using their mobile facilities on location and their own studio for editing and voice - over. The users of the videos find the additional animations, that VideoNZ organised, helps their understanding and the scenes filmed onboard moving work trains, capturing the sounds of operation portrays realistically what they can expect to encounter in the field.
    I have briefed Video NZ on my next three projects and look forward to working with them on the training videos.

    Bill Hudson
    Fleet Engineer, 2014
  • One of the pleasures of working at the Cancer Society, was meeting you and benefitting personally from your most competent and business-like manner. This was coupled with your warm, friendly and patient manner when working with volunteers and cancer patients. I have appreciated your professionalism, your ability to quickly interpret my requests, to drill down to and capture the essentials, and then to progress the project and effectively manage and incorporate the amendments – the additions and the deletions. You are a great team with your shared interests and complementary skills. Thank you both, it has been a real pleasure.

    Ann Hodson
    Manager Volunteering 2014
    Wellington Cancer Society
  • Mike and Viv Rathbone add the 'personal touch' and go the extra distance. It makes a pleasant change to deal with a company that takes pride in providing a first class quality service. When faced with a problem their first thought is 'what is the solution'.
    I have dealt with their company (both professionally and privately), for more than 7 years; they are innovative and up for a challenge, totally reliable and I have no hesitation in recommending their work.

    Rose Wood
    AIP Editor and Safety Promotion Team Leader
    Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
  • Hi Mike and Viv
    this is just a thank you to you both for helping us transform our business through our website informational videos you shot and produced for us.
    Your high level of professionalism and attention to detail were the key for us in choosing to use your company.
    You made it extremely easy for us to prepare copy for the scripts and then let Viv collate it into a flowing dialogue .
    The location shots were extremely well managed and your flexibility with timing due to our production runs of stock were much appreciated .
    I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to any other business or organization to enhance their profile.

    Regards Len Drabble
    Managing Director
    Akatarawa Sawmills and Firewood Direct
  • Over the past 20 years I have used Mike exclusively to film a variety of laboratory and in-field engineering investigations where high speed event capture is required.
    Throughout this time, he has consistently produced work to a high standard in a timely and professional manner.
    What makes Mike stand out is his very accommodating nature, attention to detail, dependability, responsiveness and familiarity with latest technology.
    His ability to provide the complete package of sound recording and editing in addition to top quality video takes the worry out of any technical filming project. Highly recommended.

    Peter Cenek
    Research Manager Engineering Sciences
    Opus Research.