Our Covid Experience
Since February 2020 we have experienced in all kinds of TV and video productions in Israel. We developed our own Covid protocols. In addition, we activated a system that allows us to quickly integrate our Covid protocols and the Israel health regulations, with our customers’ Covid regulations and requirements.
Now, at the beginning of 2021, we can handle any video production, as long as there is a maximum number of 20 persons on set. We hope to get back to business as usual by by April 1, 2021.
Our Covid Compliance Officers
We have completed the training of four experienced field producers as Covid-19 compliance officers in Israel. However a Covid compliance officer is not a producer on the set. He or she are hired by the producers to oversee all relevant aspects and make sure that health regulations and guidelines are followed to the letter. The extensive training we offer to our prospective Covid-19 compliance officers includes: learning about the #CoronaVirus and the facts we know about the virus and its ways of spreading; recognising crucial points in the production workflow and avoiding potential points of danger; checking the crew and cast for temperature and gathering information about their contacts with corona patients; Forbidding anyone who may be exposed from the set; making sure all participants keep social distancing and wear masks throughout the day; supervising transport and catering, and so forth. Our Covid compliance officers follow the Israel health regulations and advisories and WHO recommendations. You can read more about about Covid production insights in a recent LinkedIn article we published on Nov. 16, 2020
Remote production made possible
Prior to the Covid era, many of our productions involved arriving crew members to israel. That ended on March 2020, and we dont expect it to change before the brginning of 2021. There is still no option for visitors to avoid the 12 days quarantine upon arrival to Israel. ;
In order to allow our customers to remotely direct shoots in israel, we have made the following changes:-
– Each production has a dedicated latop to connect to Zoom, Skype and other comm. platforms.
– We are using BlackMagic Web Presenter in order to upload the footage from our camera in real time, so the director can watch it through YouTube Live.
– Per request, we can add GoPros and Mobile cams in order to give additional angles for the director.
Current status - Covid in Israel
We are recieving online updates from the Israel Ministry of Health, and we closely follow WHO advisories. Our producers can always check is a planed shoot is allowed any feasible. Once we confirm feasibility, we continue with lisitng the Covid requirements. Please feel free to check with us about your shoots in Israel.