For over ten years VOMO has been helping young people in the Scottish Borders to use the moving image to tell the world what you feel strongly about. We've got experienced film makers, tv and radio producers and youth workers to help you learn the skills of professional video production - scripts, storyboarding, locations, technical and legal stuff, editing, grahics, directing and acting - everything you need to turn an idea into a reality.
And now we can help you to shoot and vision mix multi-camera TV too. We can help you do the impossible!
Lisa Cowan, who works for both VOMO and CLD, comes from a commercial radio background. In addition to her VOMO work, Lisa is also the Youth Media Development Worker for Community Learning and Development at Scottish Borders Council.
Wired on Radio Borders is the flagship of this Youth Media work. Lisa is the powerhouse behind this.. Wired is the only young people’s show on Scottish independent local radio which is created by young people for young people. The show is broadcast every Sunday night.
Lisa also supports young people across our region's high schools to advance their interest in media activities.
Martin is also the proud owner of a BAFTA. When he's not helping young Borderers to make their own films he's generally making award winning short films and TV adverts for top level clients.
All-round top man.
Glenda has a background in editing and post production as well as camerawork. She has more stamps in her passport than anybody else because of her habit of visitng exotic overseas destinations in the course of her filmmaking.
Robert is an experienced radio, film and TV presenter, producer, writer and director. His company, Northlight Productions Ltd, was hired in by the BBC to train its radio journalists who were converting to bi-media work. He is a graduate of EAVE within the European Media scheme and has been CEO of an international TV company, Tartan TV. He won a BAFTA for the programme "In Search Of The Tartan Turban" featuring Hardeep Singh Kholi, which he directed for Channel 4.
Through Northlight he also delivered programmes such as an Equinox for Channel 4 and Discovery. With Tartan TV he made over a hundred half hour programmes to the USA and Canada. Prior to those posts he was a member of the senior management team of the BBC in Scotland.
David gave a cracking speech at VOMO's recent 10th birthday party at the Mac Arts Centre in Gala.
Here's a showreel of a selection of VOMO films
Tom studed animation and has already worked on a full-length feature film. He's a techy wizard and shows the rest of us how to work the equipment.
Unfortunately we're not very good at remembering it all.
If you want zombies exploding on screen Tom's your man.
Dawn is an artist and musician as well as a videographer. She specialises in clarinet and making us all smile.
A great enthusiast and a brilliant new addition to the team.
Anyone who's worked with Borders Youth Theatre over the past decade or so will know Oli. With his awesome track record in drama for the stage, and script development work for VOMO films Oli is another brilliant addition to the team.
He's a shy retiring lad, but we think we might just be able to coax him out of his shell.
Richard brings with him a wealth of experience working with young people in Edinburgh, and helping them to make films there. He works closely with the library services and has also been a print journalist so he will keep us rite with our wurds.