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Lensmen Video Production – Filming Protocol during COVID-19
Lensmen is committed to the personal safety of all its staff, crew, and clients.
All members of the video team are full COVID-19 Vaccination.
We are following the HSE, The World Health Organization, and Irish Government advice and regulations, and update our protocols regularly to recognise the challenges faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have implemented the following criteria for video and photography in a safe environment.
This document will be updated as new information becomes available and/or regulations change.
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All key members of the Lensmen video and photo team are members of the National Union of Journalists and can travel during the lockdown and complying with Covid-19 protocols.
Lensmen is working under the HSE guidelines for getting back to work and Work Safely Protocols.
Pre-production meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom, Real-time meetings by Google or Microsoft Teams. We can develop a script, and storyboard in this way. We can also check out the proposed venue online, thereby reducing personal contact and the number of site visits prior to shooting.
Good hand hygiene, cough and sneeze etiquette to be observed on all production paperwork, and poster around the set. Safety announcement at the beginning of each shoot, day outlining increased sanitation requirements and improved hygiene procedures
Location/ Transport / Travel.
All members of the lensmen video/photo team are contacted 24 hours in advance of a shoot to confirm that they are well and free of symptoms.
Any shoot attendee who feels unwell prior to the shoot must contact the production company for a replacement.
Before entering the location, the lensmen video/photo team will put on a brand-new sterile mask and will wear gloves if needed or requested.
Before the shoot, the crew carefully wipes down all equipment with disinfectant wipes or 70% alcohol solution.
Camera to be always positioned a minimum of 2 meters from clients.
The audio microphone will be placed in front of the clients to avoid any physical contact.
Camera operators to sanitise and disinfect all camera equipment throughout the day.
Where possible, clients and models should undertake their own make-up or “minor touch-ups” throughout shooting.
A full risk assessment will be carried out during prep to advise of any ‘flashpoints’.
Lensmen video/photo team to use own transport to get to work and assignments.
Post-production team to provide remote editing and post-production and audio services via working at home.