Filming in the New Normal
Since early 2020 we are all now facing the reality of being in a world with Covid-19.
We have all had to adapt to this new way of working and filming on location has also changed, to make the working environment safe without compromise to your production.
I have been shooting for several overseas clients over the last few months
for the BBC, Discovery, HBO Max and HBO sport as well as for local productions in New Zealand.
I am able to provide a service to Directors and Producers to join the shoot over Zoom or Teams, able to watch a live feed from the cameras as well as being able to monitor audio.
I also provide a fast footage upload service where 100gb of footage can be uploaded in under two hours.
What is Contactless Filming?
This is a service whereby I can attend a specified location as required. Using my own cameras, lighting and sound equipment, I can direct and shoot a piece to camera without the need for any other crew members. Strict health, safety and hygiene guidelines will be adhered.
Safe distancing is assured: I can use high quality, long lenses, directional microphones (removing the need for lapel mics) and battery-powered lighting.
What about Remote Directing?
As an experienced self-shooting producer, I am able to direct and shoot the entire sequence independently. However, If you wish to oversee the shoot live, I can arrange remote monitoring. This enables you to view the shoot in real-time - via video conferencing apps such as Zoom, Skype or teams - to provide input and direction if required.
Post-Production Service Availability?
Once the video shoot is complete, I can edit the footage into a final piece, incorporating graphics, sound and animation. Alternatively, I can upload the footage for third party editing.
What will the quality be like?
Using broadcast-quality cameras and a full kit, the content will be of high standard, suitable for multi-use. I can shoot in 4k if required, enabling for cropping in the edit suite.
This is an ever-changing landscape, with developments happening daily. As such I welcome suggestions and feedback. If you’d like to know more, please contact me.