About Lens Flare TV

Lens Flare TV are one of Manchester’s leading Television facilities and crewing companies.

We regularly work with and supply kit and crew for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. We are a friendly company based near Media City in Manchester. We can supply cameras, lenses, grip, lighting, DIT and sound equipment, anything from a single self shooting camera kit or a one-man crew to a large fully crewed multi-camera rig all from our Trafford Park offices.    

Lens Flare TV was Founded by Simon Makin and Steven Spence both lighting cameramen with over 25 years experience between them working within the television and digital media industry.  

Our kit list has the very latest equipment and we continue to invest in the latest equipment. Our mission is to provide first class customer service and a fully supported production process from start to finish and build on our reputation for having the latest and greatest kit at the best possible price. Please let us know if you have any other kit requirements.

We look forward to your call and working with you on your next production.


Lens Flare TV Showreel Aug 17

Meet the Team: 

Simon Makin
DOP / Co Owner
Steven Spence Lighting
Cameraman / Co Owner
Daniel Spencer Purvis
Camera Assistant

Lens Flare TV were approached the BBC to supply kit and crew for a three-camera presentation studio for a weekend of E-Sports gaming to be streamed live on BBC Three via the iPlayer - the first time a gaming event has been broadcast on the channel.

BBC Sport stream live E-Sports tournament ESL One

Our Work

Take a look at some of the recent shows we've worked on.