Practicing Safe Production

The Post House Guidelines for Safe Video Production

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic, many companies are a little leary about filming on location. To help ease their worries and mitigate any possible safety issues, one of the first steps we will be taking will be shooting with smaller crews and following state and industry guidelines when available to ensure the safety of our clients and crew.  In cases where a full crew is needed, we have implemented the following practices:

 

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS

 

  • All cast and crew members should get their temperature taken at the beginning of each day. Individuals with a temperature of 100+ will be asked to leave the set and report their symptoms to seek medical attention. 

  • For multi-day shoots, a chart will be kept to monitor changes in cast and crew temperature. 

  • The Post House requires any crew member who is sick to stay home and self-monitor for signs or symptoms of illness. And report back when they are feeling better.

  • The production crew will provide their own masks and wear them at all times while on set (Extra masks will be available.

  • Handshakes and hugs are discouraged.

  • Crew and cast will need to cover your mouth (not with hand) for coughs and sneezes. 

  • The Post House will utilize appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, goggles, face shields, masks that cover the nose and mouth when shooting indoors and when close to people outdoors.

  • We encourage people to not use other people’s phones or personal work tools.

  • We will frequently clean and disinfect work surfaces, equipment, and other elements of the work environment using alcohol-based sanitizing wipes. 

HAND WASHING AND SANITIZING 

 

  • We will require frequent hand washing by all on-set personnel. If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes will be provided. 

  • Additional PAs dedicated to assisting with sanitizing are available. 

LOCATION CONSIDERATIONS

 

  • When possible, have one department at a time in a work area.

  • Divide up studio backstage space and/or on-location areas into sections with production teams isolated from each other.
     

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

  • Limit the number of people in all areas to essential personnel only. 

  • Maintain social distancing of no less than 6 feet whenever possible.

  • Assign one individual per department to be responsible for constant wipe-downs of surfaces.

 

EQUIPMENT HANDLING

  • In order to minimize the number of people having to touch the same items, we may require additional gear.

  • When possible, we will rely on boom mics for talent.  If lavalier mics are used, they will be disinfected beforehand and left for the talent to put on themselves. 

  • If assistance is needed, facemasks will be worn and handwashing will be necessary.

  • Members of each department should disinfect gear during breaks and inactivity. 

  • Strive for consistency regarding which pieces of equipment are handled by crew members.

  • All crew that requires tools should bring their own and not allow sharing.

 

These recommendations are by no means complete and are not intended to be the only possible recommendations for this situation. These recommendations are not intended to be medical advice. We strongly encourage all cast and crew to contact the other organizational resources for more information and for specific questions regarding your own policies and procedures. Please call for the complete list of guidelines.

Volume One | 2019

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Eau Claire, WI  54701
 
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