ScreenSkills and Jurassic World: Dominion amongst winners at the Production Guild of Great Britain Innovation Awards
The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has announced the winners of the 2020 PGGB Innovation Awards.
The Awards celebrate the achievements of PGGB members working in film and High-end TV who have shown “exceptional resilience and resourcefulness in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020.”
Producer and ScreenSkills Head of Film & Animation Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Line Producer Georgette Turner and Production Coordinator Marco Calabrese took away the PGGB Innovation Award for a Production Team for First Day: On Set, which is an immersive film that shot at Pinewood last year. Made with a stereoscopic 360 camera, ScreenSkills’ First Day: On Set showcases the variety of roles available on a film and TV set, designed to be experienced on Oculus Rift/Go VR headsets and free to watch on YouTube. Since launching on YouTube in June, it has had over 25,000 views. You can watch it below:
The Jurassic World: Dominion UK production team also won the PGGB Innovation Award for Special Contribution to the Industry. The first major studio feature to get back underway in the UK after the government gave the greenlight to restart production, Jurassic World: Dominion’s crew included 27 PGGB members* including Alexandra Derbyshire (Executive Producer), Tim Wellspring (Unit Production Manager), Simon Mills (Production Supervisor), Tom Ormerod (Production Coordinator), Matt Jones (Unit Production Manager – Malta), Tom Asquith (Covid Manager), Camilla Stephenson (Supervising Location Manager) and Jon Duncan (Financial Controller). After production halted on 14th March, the team researched and devised a host of complex safety protocols, ranging from temperature testing, Covid-testing and PPE, to sanitation, fogging and Perspex screen use. By early June, the production team were back at Pinewood, and less than a month later, on 6th July, filming recommenced with a 1,000-strong workforce including cast, crew, construction and craft departments.
You can watch the Awards ceremony on the PGGB YouTube channel