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Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Contributing Editor

Carol has been writing for shots for 11 years and, in the role of Contributing Editor, adds to her workload of freelance articles and profiles with regular Work postings.

28th May 2020 Work
The words of a Walmart wizard

The words of a Walmart wizard

The retail giant broadcasts a message of hope via silver-tongued rapping employee Terrell ‘Trizz’ Myles.

27th May 2020 Work
The rhythms of lockdown life

The rhythms of lockdown life

Directing duo The Queen conduct a surreal symphony of household sounds and silliness in this delightfully daft short.

26th May 2020 Work
There’s no place that’s home

There’s no place that’s home

Andrea Pecora’s heart-melting film follows a homeless couple who, though unable to follow the stay-home edict, find sanctuary in their love.

26th May 2020 Work
The elephant in the Zoom

The elephant in the Zoom

Billie Razors calls attention to the downside to video calling – an increase in anxiety about our looks.

26th May 2020 Work
ŠKODA – a model of creativity

ŠKODA – a model of creativity

The Czech car brand’s new trilogy of spots sets three different directors on the road to inventive solutions.

22nd May 2020 Talent
Tiny Inventions on smart animation

Tiny Inventions on smart animation

1stAveMachine's Oscar-nominated directing duo of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata speak to Carol Cooper about finding the new in existing forms, expressing the clarity of the craft and how animation is a contrast to, not substitute for, live-action shooting.

20th May 2020 Work
Eye-popping promo reminds us to reach out

Eye-popping promo reminds us to reach out

Droga5’s zesty PSA for Mental Health Awareness Month urges young people to keep up the comms.

20th May 2020 Work
Reunited and it feels so good

Reunited and it feels so good

Intermarché sends a message of hope as France eases lockdown restrictions.

19th May 2020 Work
Håkan Hellström’s simian sensation

Håkan Hellström’s simian sensation

When it comes to directing drumming proboscis monkeys, Filip Nilsson nose what he’s talking about.

19th May 2020 Work
A pixelated life

A pixelated life

James F Coton’s short film about a young woman unravelling in isolation is a compelling portrait of digital distress.

19th May 2020 Work
Intimations of violence

Intimations of violence

Daniel Uribe leverages the quiet power of the unseen in a film about domestic abuse.

15th May 2020 Work
Memories of three men on a bike

Memories of three men on a bike

This captivating music video for Thomas Azier’s new single Hold On Tight, draws inspiration from Taiwanese slow cinema master Tsai Ming Liang.

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper
Contributing Editor

For 11 storm-tossed years now, Carol’s been lurking in the hold of the great ship shots, churning out in-depth features, country profiles and interviews with such heroes as Frank Budgen and David Droga.

Variously known as shots’ sub-editor, contributing editor and ma’am, Carol helps produce shots magazine, curates and posts loveliness to shots.net, generally swabs the decks and has been known spend up to 12 hours tussling with one single marine metaphor.

Prior to, and alongside, shots, she has worked for a staggering variety of consumer titles, writing stuff ranging from e-sports analysis for Broadcast, to saucy nonsense for Nuts. 

Carol is also a playwright and loves shots more than words can wield the matter.

Work, Profiles, Insight

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