Well, these are fun times, aren’t they?
Nothing is as enjoyable as it was before, including video production. But until things get back to normal, we’re putting some new procedures in place that are designed to protect everyone on-set. Here’s what you can expect from Stonecastle when we show up on production shoots from now on:
Daily Health Declarations
All crew members will be required to fill out a health declaration form the day before filming.
More people equals more potential exposure, so we will keep our crews lean.
Personal protective equipment
Masks will be worn at all times, and face shields will be available for positions of intimacy, such as makeup and hair stylists.
Access to facilities to wash hands thoroughly and hand sanitizer will be available throughout the day.
Set Safety Coordinator (as needed)
This new role will be responsible for:
- Performing no-contact thermal temperature checks at the beginning of each day;
- Ensuring on-set observance of the 6’ social distancing rule; and
- Overseeing distribution and proper disposal of masks and gloves.
With limits on shoot attendance, we cannot accommodate full client entourages, so we will live-stream the client monitor whenever necessary, allowing the client and agency to participate off-site.
Disinfection & maintenance
- High-touch equipment will be disinfected before, during, and after use throughout the day.
- On-set communication devices (radios) will be disinfected and individually bagged before distribution.
General infection prevention
Stonecastle will observe a “step in, step out” procedure to hand-off work between departments so that no more than ten people are present on-set at any given time.
Craft service and meals will be provided in single-serve, individually packaged containers.
When possible, Stonecastle will encourage sound recordists to use boom mics at a safe distance instead of clipping lavalier microphones to subjects.
This is, of course, a living document that we’ll be adding to and modifying as we take our first steps toward filming in these unprecedented times.We believe these procedures will ensure a safe working environment with minimal disruption to our established production workflows. If you have any questions or thoughts about our new policies, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 727-1651.