As the governmental restrictions created to address the COVID-19 pandemic ease in the coming months, Casual Films will return to conducting live-action film production. We will continue to follow the guidance of health experts and institutions to ensure the safety of our employees, freelance crew members, talent, and clients. Please review our new policies below.
- A mask (or suitable face covering) and gloves will be required to be worn on set at all times. We ask each individual to bring their own personal protective equipment to ensure the best fit. However, Casual Films will have additional PPE supplies on hand.
- All are asked to maintain a distance of 6 feet (or about 2 meters) from others whenever possible.
- Anyone attending a shoot will be asked to take a PCR test.
- Production staff will be equipped with a no-touch thermometer. All will be temperature tested upon arrival to set.
For Casual Films production staff:
- The number of crew members on set will be at an absolute minimum to reduce potential exposure.
- Before and after filming, staff will wipe down frequently-touched surfaces in the filming area.
- A hand-sanitizing station will be established on set. Use is encouraged for all throughout the day.
- All craft service items and utensils provided will be individually-wrapped. Similarly, meals will be ordered separately (rather than communal/family-style offerings) to reduce the likelihood of cross-contamination.
- Crew or talent that feel ill just before production begins or while on set will be asked to leave by production staff. Names and contact information for back-up crew and talent will be on hand.
- Production staff will inquire with third-party rental houses about their equipment sanitizing practices. All equipment, including Casual Films-owned equipment, will be sanitized the evening before a shoot begins. Equipment will also be sanitized upon return to the Casual Films office.
For freelance crew members and talent:
- Crew members are expected to notify the production staff if they are feeling unwell in any way leading up to or during production.
- Production sound recordists may be encouraged to favor a directional boom microphone rather than a lavalier to minimize contact with talent.
- Talent may be encouraged to arrive on set with their hair and make-up ready. Similarly, talent may be asked to make adjustments, themselves, during filming (mirrors will be provided to aid in this process).
For our clients:
- If providing the filming location, we ask that our clients provide an additional room for storage of equipment. Additional space allows our crew to maintain a sufficient distance from one another.
- We expect that the implementation of these new rules will require additional time on set (both scheduled and unforeseen) as well as additional production costs. We thank you for your patience, flexibility, and cooperation as we adjust to these new policies. Please reach out with any questions or concerns.