Fifty Fifty’s handling of the many challenges of the pandemic, devising a series of ongoing initiatives that put the mental health of its staff at the heart of new ways of working, was praised by our judges.
Like other post houses, Fifty Fifty was forced to switch to remote working when the country went into lockdown, but it’s how the business has adapted to being human that has really impressed the judges: flexible working offer, yoga sessions and weekly Zoom quizzes. , sending “Thursday Treats” and inviting team members to get creative with recreating album covers, famous artwork, TV shows and Hollywood movies.
“I was impressed with the creative initiatives the company took to care for its customers and its team during a year of intense mental struggle,” a judge said.
Another added: “Fifty Fifty stood out to me for the following reasons: excellent performance and an impressive company philosophy in terms of caring for their people, with an outstanding demonstration.”
The judges were also impressed with the Fifty Fifty credits, which included Netflix’s Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father, Gordon, Gino And Fred: ITV’s American Roadtrip (pictured) and the BBC1 documentary Prince William, Football And Our Mental Health, which was completed remotely over a single weekend.
Dock 10 started the year promisingly, with a full slate of work across all genres. He hosted Sport Relief on March 13, just before the country was plunged into lockdown, and has since migrated over 100 sequels to remote work and released huge productions such as The Voice Kids and Match Of The Day. .
Movies at 59
Within two weeks of the lockdown, Films at 59 had 30 editing rooms operating remotely and soon after moved all finishing off-site, enabling it to meet the delivery deadline for all bookings. In progress. High profile projects included Night On Earth (Netflix), Seven Worlds, One Planet (BBC1) and The Great British Bake Off (Channel 4).
Fitzrovia, an audio post specialist, is unique in the post industry in being 90% female, which is especially remarkable when female audio engineers make up only 5% of the industry. A standout production in 2020 was The Tiger Who Came To Tea, for which he handled all elements of sound publishing on Foley’s heavy production.
Halo has impressed with its response to the lockdown, creating a ‘virtual facility’ in the space of a weekend and sending out custom-designed remote voice-over and ADR recording kits to enable remote voice recording . His impressive list of credits included and The World According to Jeff Goldblum (Disney+) and The Surgeon’s Cut (Netflix).
The Edit stood out in 2020 by following a very different route to other post houses – while others temporarily left their buildings, The Edit began work on a 6,000 square foot Covid-secured facility, including Brighton’s first Dolby Atmos room. The company has released numerous prime time series including The Repair Shop (BBC1), Saving Lives At Sea (BBC2) and George Clarke’s Old House, New Home (Channel 4).