The Government announced that work can now happen as long as social distancing measures are put in place. So we can now consider live action film safety.
Below are the strict measures that all Team360 crew, talent and clients will follow for live action filming:
Pre-Production – for filming safety
A full risk assessment will be carried out with the client to ensure that the shoot can take place safely.
All pre-production meetings will take place by video call.
Locations – for filming safety
All filming locations including client offices, studios and external spaces must be large enough. This for crew, talent and clients to obtain a 2m distance from each other at all times: throughout set-up, filming and de-rigging.
If a location already has social distancing measures in place, all crew, talent and clients will follow guidelines.
Where possible, open areas such as atriums or open plan offices should be utilised, or the shoot should take place outdoors if at all possible.
Cast and Crew
No-one who is considered vulnerable or at-risk should be included in the video production.
Anyone whose household includes someone who is vulnerable or at-risk should undertake their own risk assessment. This must be before agreeing to take part.
Only Team360 crew will have contact with video production equipment.
All equipment will be cleaned before and after filming.
Boom mics will be used on all shoots to ensure we maintain social distancing.
If a tie mic is required, this will need to be self-applied.
Crew, talent and client representatives are requested to travel to the location individually and by car, avoiding public transport where possible.
If public transport must be used then social distancing must be observed and a face covering used.
All crew and talent will undertake hand washing upon arrival at the location and continue this routinely throughout the shoot.
Crew will also carry hand sanitiser in case hand washing facilities are not available.
Any surfaces that crew have touched will be thoroughly cleaned before leaving the premises.
PPE – for filming safety
Crew will wear medical gloves throughout the shoot if deemed necessary i.e. within an office environment where surfaces may be touched.
Crew may also wear face masks if it is deemed necessary for the added safety of those being filmed.
Hair & Makeup
If hair and make-up is required, to keep the 2m social distancing measures in place, this will need to be self applied with direction.
If any crew members, talent or client representatives are showing any of the following symptoms ahead of the shoot, they will need to self isolate. This must be for 14 days and replacements sought, otherwise the shoot may be postponed:
– High temperature
– New persistent cough
– Flu-like symptoms
– Sudden loss of smell and/or taste
Once the shoot is complete the footage will be taken back to the Team360 office to be backed-up , both locally and onto Cloud.
Post-production will then either be carried out by a crew member at home using a copy of the footage or in the production office if there is adequate space available to work whilst maintaining social distancing.
Reviews, comments and sign-offs can all be completed on-line using our Vimeo review systems, followed by download or direct publishing from the same systems.
FOR ASSURED SAFETY, READ OUR LOCKDOWN VIDEOS ARTICLE.
FURTHER READING: From the Production Industry.