While we are looking forward to getting back on set, our team is actively researching and educating ourselves on the proper safety protocols and precautions to keep our cast, crew, clients and the general public safe. We are taking the Covid-19 pandemic very seriously. We have a very detailed document with Best Practices for Production that we follow on set and provide to the Agency, Client and Crew to keep everyone as safe as possible.
As safety has always been a priority on set, every production moving forward will be assessed for its individual level of risk and our team will be prepared with a detailed safety plan in place to follow. During our research on the best practices to take, Jason and Talia both completed certification in the OSHA Production Infectious Control Course. This course provided valuable information on new safety procedures in which we will follow to allow us to return to work as safely as we can while doing our best to lessen the spread of the virus onset.
COLLABORATION AND VIRTUAL VIDEO VILLAGE
Seamless collaboration with the agency and client is essential on our shoots, and our team has the capabilities to offer live 2-way interactive remote photo review and video village on location. We have solutions for on-location remote viewing with Cellular wifi technology, and locations with internet service. Read more about what we can offer on our Blog, and contact us to set up a demonstration for you.
Shooting projects with leaner crews and using real people talent is something we are very familiar with and will be valuable moving forward with productions. You can read about a photo and motion production we created recently from start to finish using a two-person crew in this recent interview.
VIRTUAL CASTING OF REAL PEOPLE AND FAMILIES
Casting authentic characters and capturing real moments and connections has always been paramount in our shoots, and we have always loved working with real people talent (real families / real couples, etc). We feel using real people talent is even more important now, and we have amazing casting partners with virtual casting options in place to make this happen.
We have incredible local production teams in place throughout the country. Jason has been hiring local producers, crew, and talent for almost every role on the crew for years. On most shoots, in the last three years, Jason was the only person to travel in for shoots. Moving forward, this will continue to be a priority for us, allowing us to reduce travel. We have been collaborating with all of these local production teams during this time to ensure we are all working together on the appropriate safety protocols and precautions and are aligned on our detailed safety plan related to Covid-19.
AICP - Covid-19 Workplace Guidelines and Considerations
Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
Industry-Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee Task Force - White Paper