Working with BAFTA’s Albert to provide Carbon Literacy training for screen professionals

5th December 2016

Back in March 2016, Creative Carbon Scotland invited BAFTA’s Albert project to come up to Scotland to present the first …

Back in March 2016, Creative Carbon Scotland invited BAFTA’s Albert project to come up to Scotland to present the first Carbon Literacy workshop for screen professionals.  The course proved to be extremely popular so we recently hosted our second Carbon Literacy workshop on 25th November 2016. Held in Film City Glasgow in Govan, we were able to meet up with some of the people working in the growing number of production companies housed in Film City.

Albert deliver FREE Carbon Literacy training to help individuals get to grips with sustainability and uncover what can be done. Successful completion of the course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills to reduce their personal carbon footprints and to create productions in a more sustainable way.

The Albert system allows production teams to make an early assessment, at the pre-production phase, of the probable carbon footprint of the whole lifecycle of a production. The objective is to highlight any areas which are particularly carbon intensive at a stage when changes to production methods are still possible.

Why it’s important to train the industry in calculating and reducing emissions:

  • Screen is a voice for everyone
  • Screen productions are very energy intensive
  • The screen industry is staffed by freelancers so there is a need to find a common way of working sustainably in the industry which will be adopted by all production companies

Future training sessions

You can find out more about the training that the Albert team offers on their training page. To express an interest in future training sessions in Scotland, get in touch with

Accessing the carbon calculation tools

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