March 1, 2017

Hip-hop and the Care Tax

media co-op’s new intern Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi has been busy working on her protest film about the iniquitous Care Tax project. She’s decided on the genre for her film: she’ll create a brand-new hip-hop track to fight the Care Tax. The message: being charged for assistance to move, breath, and live life is wrong. It’s a […]

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Kiana working on short film

February 8, 2017

New intern joining us to develop a campaign film about the Care Tax

media co-op’s intern Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi is busy at work developing a short campaign film about the Care Tax. Kiana just graduated from Screen Academy Scotland with an MA in Film. Louise Scott of media co-op was one of Kiana’s mentors at Uni. The internship is funded by SCVO in partnership with Inclusion Scotland. Kiana is one […]

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Going on to Happy Haelo Film Festival awards

November 15, 2016

Best Film and Future Filmmaker awards at the Haelo Film Festival 2016

media co-op’s participatory film ‘Going on to Happy’ pipped all other public sector films across the UK to the post to win the award for Best Film at the Haelo Film Festival 2016. A well-deserved win for teenagers Daniel and Dharma. They’d never made a film before and they won the Future Filmmaker award. In […]

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October 25, 2016

Two of our films win at The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards

We’re delighted for Maryhill Integration Network and NHS Lanarkshire who both won awards at The Herald Scottish Digital Business Awards last week. Maryhill Integration Network’s ‘A Strong Man’  won the local Charity and Social Enterprise Award sponsored by the Wheatley Group, and NHS Lanarkshire’s ‘Trauma and the Brain’ won the Public Sector Award. ‘A Strong […]

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August 13, 2016

Opportunity for aspiring edit assistant with a social conscience

Aspiring edit assistant with a social conscience Opportunity at media co-op, Glasgow A good starter role for someone with a flair for creative editing, an aptitude for technical stuff, who can work well in a team and wants to learn. Glasgow.   Experience Some experience of film editing using one of the main editing packages […]

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May 28, 2016

A win for media co-op at the Royal Television Society Scotland Awards 2016

Our animation Trauma and the Brain won best Animation and VFX at this year’s Royal Television Society Scotland Awards. Ann Hayne, our partner at NHS Lanarkshire EVA Services said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to win this award. We couldn’t believe we got to this stage. For me it was really just about getting that message across in […]

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May 25, 2016

Nominated at the Royal Television Society Awards 2016 for Best Post-Production: Editing

We’re so proud of Vilte as one of three editors nominated in her category, one of the only women nominated in a technical category, and one of few women under 30 up for an award. Vilte’s nominated for her work on The Wee Govan Pipers/Pìobairean Beaga Bhaile Ghobhainn for MG ALBA and The Golden Road […]

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May 24, 2016

5 reasons to use animation for sensitive subjects

Trauma and the Brain is nominated for a Royal Television Society Scotland Award 2016 for Animation and VFX. NHS Lanarkshire’s Ending Violence and Abuse Services wanted a film to explain to professionals the impact that trauma can have on the brain and how it affects memory. We made them an animation and wanted to share […]

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We’re nominated as Inspiring Co-operative of the Year 2016

You can vote here for media co-op as Inspiring Co-operative of the Year 2016. 14 June is the deadline. We’re so chuffed to be nominated as one of the most inspiring companies in this year’s Co-operatives UK awards. Read more about it here. A thousand thank-yous to Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) for nominating us, […]

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April 16, 2016

Two RST Award nominations

media co-op got not one but two nominations for the 2016 Royal Television Society Scotland Awards! Vilte Vaikute is shortlisted for Best Editor for our BBC TV documentary ‘The Wee Govan Pipers’, and our film for Scotland’s Children’s Commissioner ‘The Golden Road’. And our animation ‘Trauma and Brain’ for NHS Lanarkshire is up for Best […]

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March 15, 2016

A beginners guide to making info graphics

Infographics are on the rise, these short (usually) animated films that take something that is (usually) dull and long and make them into a short, (usually) funny, easily digestible cartoon. If you are commissioning an infographic animation and want to know what all the stages are here is a handy wee guide. Click to download […]

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March 3, 2016

Designer wanted

media co-op is an ethical film and digital media agency, based in Glasgow, working exclusively on projects with social benefit. If you are an up-and-coming freelance designer with imagination and flair (and preferably a good grasp of CSS – though not essential) we would love to meet you. We are currently looking for another team […]

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