With the arrival of the current COVID-19 Pandemic, much of the world has ground to a halt.
While it’s always advisable to rethink the necessity of productions or shoots as this crisis unfolds, they are often time critical and need to go ahead pandemic or not. I have worked in quarantine situations before and in an effort to minimise contagion and increase safety for myself and others, there are several procedures I have implemented.
Filming in this environment is a new and difficult experience for everyone involved. So basically these procedures are a work in progress, what works on paper is often difficult to implement in real life. Currently they appear to be working well BUT they do extend the time required for filming and require a lot more effort. Please add 20-30% more time to a regular shooting schedule to compensate for this.
The more everyone can do to limit infection, the quicker life will return to normal.