A vaccine looms before us. The prospect that this global nightmare of COVID-19 might soon be over is nearly beyond belief.Source: Oakley Anderson-Moore, No Film School
For filmmakers, it has been a time of scrambling to figure out how to adapt productions. The truth is that no set has been able to remove 100% of the risk of getting coronavirus on set. But some serious innovation has helped the film industry, large and small, to get as close as possible.
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In order to keep shooting, film production has pivoted to adapt to the real world issues of a global pandemic. No Film School presents an overview of some of the changes that all producers will need to adopt for the time being. There are no areas of production that will not have to change in order to keep cast and crew safe and healthy.
Making adjustments to the physical space in front of and behind the camera may be the biggest change. While actors need to interact closely, the crew can make accommodations to maintain safe distances. A system of bubbles will also be implemented.
Part of an agreement among the Hollywood unions is the creation of the position of the COVID-19 Compliance Officer and Supervisor (CCO), who will monitor and maintain health and safety protocols on set, including testing multiple times per week.
There will also be changes to the craft and art of filmmaking. Since there is little or no theatrical presentation of movies, framing choices and audio post production will change to conform to home viewing. Virtual sets will also be an attractive option to producers.
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