Televisual’s annual Facilities 50 survey, now in its 33rd year, has been published and, unsurprisingly, reveals a post production and vfx sector in the midst of unprecedented change.

As well as trying to survive in the here and now, post houses have been looking to the future too. We asked all the facilities in the survey how COVID has changed, and will further change, their businesses, their working practices and the technology they use. And while much will get back to normal in the years ahead, still more seems to have transformed forever.

As Envy says: “The world has changed. Clients and staff going forward in every industry will demand increased flexibility and post production will be no different.” The changes forced on the industry by the initial lockdown won’t simply disappear over time, says Splice. “It has forced us to find the time to develop a full remote workflow for post-production. This should not be forgotten, the efficiencies it can realise outside of a lockdown environment are very real with reduction in travel, improvements to the home/life balance and a tangible increase in flexibility in many areas. Tech, creative and production staff will all be able to spend time working from home if suitable for the business or project. The facility of the future could achieve the best of both worlds combining the new and old workflows.”

To see the full 37-page Facilities 50 survey including our technology trends report, the Producer Poll, the Peer Poll and the full list of the top UK post and vfx houses, see the Winter issue of Televisual Magazine.

[The full 37 page report appears in the Winter issue of Televisual Magazine. Subscribe here]

Jon Creamer