Jason Lindsey is a determined creator. This determination includes testing and following safety protocols at every step. Take a look at his imagery and the post he wrote in between shooting five jobs in four states over two months.
Over the next few weeks between shoots, I will post about some of our experiences during COVID. I am starting with an overview post with images from several of the shoots. I will be talking about safety, travel, staying true to the creative vision, streaming, and a few other topics. I would love people to post questions about any of those topics or about anything you see in these photos. I want this to be a conversation and learning experience for all of us, so please add your experiences and things you have learned as well. I am looking forward to the conversation!
For some reason, the cows would not follow our social distancing guidelines. Keeping a sense of humor has always been important for me and it is even more important now.
One of our fearless COVID safety Officers.
I have been traveling in and staying in my camper van for many of my shoots. It works great to keep things safer when traveling.
Social distancing on set can be tough especially for crews that are like family. We are all working hard at it though. Notice the sign on the cart 😉 Reminders are good because we all have a lot of muscle memory for how we have always done things on set.
One of our COVID safety officers handing out our morning health check forms.
We find having more viewing stations on set really helps with social distancing. We have upgraded our remote viewing system and can now have up to 10 iPads for reviewing photos and video. A single iPad can show footage and stills from up to 4 different cameras at a time.
For this shoot, we had multiple talent on set including shots for international markets. We would shoot the same scene multiple times, switching talent and props to make them appropriate for different international markets. Our sanitation team would sanitize the set and props whenever we changed talent.
For this shoot in New York, we had tested 2 internet connections on our scout day for streaming. On our shoot day, both the Ethernet and WiFi connection went down so we used our Bonded Cellular network with a MiMo antenna to stream to our remote clients. Always have a backup plan! We have now had to switch to our cellular backup internet on 3 different shoot days because the internet at our locations went down.
Signs are Everywhere! At first it seemed like too much but we found them to be very helpful when we get busy shooting, especially at the end of a long day.
One of our Safety Health Check stations before everyone arrived. We have everyone fill out check-in sheets, medical questionnaires, get temps taken, etc.
One of the many changes on set is the addition of portable hand washing stations.
We work in many remote locations and have developed great protocols and systems for streaming from these types of locations. It takes more specialized gear, experience, processes, planning, testing, and backups. I spent many weeks perfecting this system with others during the beginning of the COVID shutdown because I knew it would be essential when we started shooting again.
Most of our shoots are hybrid, as we capture both stills and motion. We have found this to work just fine under COVID safety guidelines.
For more on-set safety we have multiple monitors for the Creative Team, Client, and crew including a large monitor and multiple iPads all streamed wirelessly. This helps with social distancing for everyone. We can stream to 10 iPads, computers, or iOS devices on set at once as well as to clients remotely.
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