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Providing Commercial Digital Media Services

Case Study: Simula Media Services

Simula Media Services is a fully functioning digital media agency drawing on the skills and facilities in the Centre. For local businesses, it provides a range of new media production services; for CVC staff and students, a crossover between academia and commerce.


To operate as a commercial digital media agency providing a service to clients whilst at the same time offering real-world experience to students and staff


Businesses, public organisations, not-for profit organisations & individuals


Initial set up costs from HEIF funding


To utilise the skills of staff and students from the School of Computing, Informatics & Media to deliver a variety of new media products, including video, animation and websites, using the equipment and facilities available in the School, which includes an industry standard motion capture suite and high definition video cameras.


SCIM has been running Simula Media Services for four years, during which time it has generated £260,000. This work has been delivered with a combination of industry professionals, academic staff and students. These are some of the products it has produced for internal and external clients:

  • Promotional DVDS
  • Marketing DVDs
  • Training Materials
  • Web-based Content
  • Websites
  • Interactive DVDs
  • Animation
  • Corporate Videos
  • Documentaries
  • Photography
  • On-line Learning Material 
  • Recording Live Events
  • Live Web Streaming 
  • Film Drama

Our clients have included Screen Yorkshire, Bradford and Airedale PCT, Bradford Council, Yorkshire and Humber NHS, Arts Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Works, Mezzo Films and QED.