Is Covid-19 on a film set really a concern?
I don't know if you've heard... there's some sort of virus going around. You're here because you clicked the bait to read if film sets are actually concerned with the virus. Ok, so now that I've got you here, Yes. Film sets, since the beginning have had stringent protocols in place for safety. In fact on many major productions daily testing is just part of the routine. Hair. Make-up. Covid testing. You know the usual.
Not only has this been in strong practice, it has been governed by health organizations, executed by medical professionals and enforced by producers. You don't want to get on a producer's bad side (let me tell you).
For this reason, the film industry has plugged along when many other industries in various North American cities had to come to a complete halt. Many questioned why the film industry was allowed to continue as "essential work" when so many other sectors like salons, gyms and many others weren't given the chance. While I personally feel their pain, it came simply down to the fact that there was a governing body to implement and enforce such stringent rules around safety with actual consequences for those that chose not to comply.
I am not here to say whether I agree or not with the handling of the pandemic with such draconian tactics. But the purpose of this post is simply to show you what we have been doing on our sets and to ensure you that we use the right safety measures when dealing with our clients. To escape some devastating consequences but mostly for your peace of mind here are 3 simple things we practice on each production.
1) Sanitize, Sanitize, Sanitize
Bottles are kept readily available on every set no matter the scale of the production. After this much sanitizing you feel like it should also come with a bottle of hand lotion. Or is that just me?
Although our team has been working together for some time, it all about you, our client. We always ask what you prefer and the level of comfort you feel with our team. I can't be as confident about the icebreaker jokes. But masks...we got those.
3) Social Distancing
It seems fairly obvious but one of the great things about working behind a camera is that with the right lens and equipment, you don't ever have to get that close. With the state of the art gear that we use, we can stay at a safe distance while still catching the moment just right. I know it hard staying away from all of this but... you must, for now.
There are other measures that we can and have taken depending on the scale or need of the project i.e. rapid testing, remote filming, video villages, temperature checks and more. We here at Black & White Media are all about solutions. So what ever your needs are, count on us to deliver the goods.
Reach out today for a free no obligation consultation and let's show you how to make a splash with your visual content.