ScreenSkills Assessment 2021 - presentation

ScreenSkills shares highlights of its research in the screen industries.

ScreenSkills reveals the findings of the ScreenSkills Assessment 2021.  Caterina Branzanti, head of research, and industry consultant, Lisa Howe, present the key highlights of the research, covering the disruption caused by Covid-19, skills gaps and shortages, workforce development and future trends. The research showed recruitment remains a problem for 82% of employers surveyed. 

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 1:37 – Presentation outline
  • 6:24 – Main findings
  • 41:05 - Questions from the audience
  • 41:12 – Have trainee schemes, particularly camera and lighting, been impacting by the pandemic? Have people been turned away from opportunities during the past year?
  • 42:42 – How did people respond to the mental health needs of crew?
  • 45:02 – How did the pandemic affect people who are mid-career?
  • 46:34 – Was there a regional difference in respondents?
  • 49:30 – Are there certain areas of inclusivity that remain a particular concern?
  • 51:45 – Did you find out anything about interpersonal skills and working on remote platforms?
  • 53:30 – Do I need to move to London if I want to break into high-end TV or film?
  • 55:00 – Might productions start looking beyond credits in terms of recognising people’s skills?

This video is a recording of an online event that took place on 3 June 2021.  It was chaired by Gareth Ellis-Unwin, head of film and animation at ScreenSkills, and was supported by ScreenSkills using National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills programme.

ScreenSkills Assessment 2021

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