We provide high quality videography for a diverse range of third sector organisations, creating accurate and positive portrayals of the people, places and communities involved.
A New Model of Care (full)
A New Model of Care is a short film by Open Aye in collaboration with Hanover Scotland Housing Association which details Varis Court, a purpose-built development for older people in Moray. The development provides individual flats with care-at-home services which allow residents to remain in their own environment and keep their independence, whilst also receiving care and support when required. We hear from staff and residents who speak of the positive impact that this development has had on health and wellbeing, as well as from the NHS and Heath & Social Care Moray who discuss the important link between housing, and health and wellbeing.
Remake is a short film by Open Aye in collaboration with Social Enterprise Scotland which details Remake, a community reuse hub in Crieff, Perthshire. We hear about the facilities that Remake provides to the community, including a scrap store, tool library and reuse/ repair workshops, whilst also learning about the incredible impact that shopping second-hand can have on reducing our carbon footprint.
Southside Housing Association 50th: Original
SSHA50 is a short film celebrating 50 years of Southside Housing Association, a community-controlled housing association based in the southside of Glasgow. To mark this occasion, Open Aye gathered film footage from 2017 to 2020 to showcase the voices of residents, staff, volunteers and community members. The film details the positive impact that Southside Housing Association has had on the residents, area & communities as well as some of its’ main achievements over the past 50 years.
This is the original 20 min film.
Southside Housing Association 50th: Tapestry 1
SSHA50T1 is a short film celebrating 50 years of Southside Housing Association, a community-controlled housing association based in the southside of Glasgow. To mark this occasion, Open Aye gathered film footage from 2017 to 2020 to showcase the voices of residents, staff, volunteers and community members. The film details the positive impact that Southside Housing Association has had on the residents, area & communities as well as some of its’ main achievements over the past 50 years.
This 1-minute film is a shortened version of the original 20min version.
South of Scotland Community Housing in Langholm
SOSCH in Langholm is a short film by Open Aye in collaboration with South of Scotland Community Housing. The film details the work that South of Scotland Community Housing does to help address the need for affordable housing in rural communities by offering advice and support to community-led housing projects. We see an old police station that has been renovated into 4 residences with the help of SOSCH and hear from staff, community members and residents about the positive impact that the organisation has had on the community.
Social Enterprise Scotland highlights: Greater Govanhill Mag
SES Greater Govanhill is a short film by Open Aye documenting Greater Govanhill Community Magazine, a pioneer of inclusive community journalism in Glasgow and the winner of Social Enterprise Scotland’s One to Watch Award in 2021. We hear from the founder of the magazine who discusses the solutions-based nature of the magazine which aims to serve and give voice to the diverse community of Govanhill and the southside of Glasgow. We also hear about the positive impact that the magazine has had on its readers, helping people to feel more connected to their community & local area.
Open Aye for Scottish National Heritage – Simple Pleasures Schools Outdoor Photo Project 2015
Open Aye for Simple Pleasures Schools is a short film by Open Aye in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage. Open Aye ran a pilot outdoor participatory photography project with schools in the east end of Glasgow as part of Glasgow Green Year 2015 and Scottish Natural Heritages’ Simple Pleasures Easily Found campaign. Open Aye was also commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage to document the project with the hope of inspiring other schools and community groups to run their own Simple Pleasures Photo projects.
Wellbeing of the Woods
Wellbeing of the Woods is a short film by Open Aye documenting the Wellbeing of the Woods project, a series of feel-good photo walk workshops in urban forests where people come together to share experiences and photograph nature. We hear from Scottish Forestry, who support the project, and the director of Open Aye who detail what is involved in the workshops and how they positively impact the mental and physical health of participants involved.
Walk The Global Walk – Uni of Glasgow & Open Aye photo project with schools 2021
Walk the Global Walk is a short film by Open Aye, in conjunction with the University of Glasgow 7 the European initiative Walk the Global Walk. The film documents Open Aye’s participatory photo walk project with secondary schools across Glasgow in summer 2021. The project aimed to engage young people with Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions, encouraging them to consider how this goal is relevant to their lives through the lens of their local park. We hear from members of staff about how the project was run and the success of using green spaces to consider SDGs.
Forest School for Deaf Learners
Forest School for Deaf Learners is a short film by Open Aye in conjunction with Scottish Forestry & Bonnyrigg Primary. The film documents a workshop supporting deaf and hearing children from Bonnyrigg to enjoy forest school sessions at Lord Ancrum Woods. We hear from staff members and volunteers about the many benefits that spending time and playing in nature brought the young people involved.
Southside Housing Association & the Halfway Community Park
SHA HCP is a short film by Open Aye in conjunction with Southside Housing Association, documenting the development of The Halfway Community Park in Cardonald from 2018 until its completion in 2021. We follow the transformation of the area from an empty open space to a community park featuring play equipment, pedestrianised streets and greenery. We hear from Friends of Halfway Community Park, residents, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Forestry, among others, who all speak of the positive ways that the park has improved residents’ lives, enhanced the local environment & brought the community together.