Changes to Video Production during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many industries worldwide. Fortunately, the Irish Government has deemed video production an essential service. Here at The Production Company, we have been implementing the new set of work safely protocols, as well as following the advice from the Commercial Producers Ireland to minimise any risks to our team, clients and collaborators.

Below is an outline of the measures we are carrying out during each stage of production:

  • Pre-production meetings with crew and client, as well as any necessary casting will be conducted remotely.
  • Documentation such as creative briefs, call sheets, shooting schedules, etc will be distributed digitally.
  • All crew, client and cast to confirm their health status via digitally distributed Covid Declaration forms 24 hours before production day.
  • To reduce the number of people during production, only essential crew, client and cast will be advised to arrive on set.
  • Private Live streaming the production days will be offered to clients and collaborators to remotely interact with the project.
  • Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face coverings to be worn, except during meal breaks.
  • Maintaining a distance of 2 metres (6.5 feet) from another person must be adhered to at all times, unless close proximity is an essential part of the production (ie - hair and make up, wardrobe, sound, etc.), in these cases the close contact time must be kept at a minimum.
  • Meticulous hand hygiene and cough etiquette to be observed throughout the production days.
  • Regular cleaning and sanitising of the set during any production breaks. 
  • All relevant equipment used will be wiped clean before and after each production day. 
  • Anyone present on set must have a temperature reading and be noted in a Contact Logging Form.
  • All post-production services with be carried out remotely.
  • Utilising our online review platform, clients and collaborators will be able to provide feedback remotely.
  • Any hard drives or equipment needed to be sent from our edit suite to the client, or vice versa, must be sanitised prior to packaging.