ADAPTING FOR COVID
These are unprecedented times, not only for life in general but for the economy. The entertainment industry crumbled overnight with the government's announcements to work from home wherever possible. Given that a large proportion of our work is covering events with large audiences, we were always going to be one of the first areas to feel the pinch.
However, with increased knowledge and time to think of solutions, we feel we're really getting somewhere now.
We have now successfully carried out a couple of shoots at Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square, which formed parts of the BBC's coverage of the 75th VE Day celebrations, and have been taking bookings for a number of future series. The same questions are asked regarding safe practice whilst working within the social distancing guidelines, and as a result we have prepared a document clearly setting out a protocol for our revised Working Practices within these strange and restricted times.
These are downloadable in full from the Health & Safety part of the website, but in summary lay out safe working procedures relating to the topics of crew, transportation, equipment handling, rigging methods, safe operation, and health declarations for crew members engaged.
Things picked up considerably towards the tail end of 2021 and on into 2021. At the time of writing in April 2021, we're as busy as ever, and really enjoying a new kind of work environment. The lack of audiences has allowed us the unprecedented ability to utilise venues selfishly, with camera placement and aesthetics becoming the key focus, rather than audience sight-lines and limiting seat kills. This opportunity to place cameras right in front of our artists and experience wrap-around views of the beautiful surroundings has brought the home viewer closer to the action than ever before, and the emerging markets such as pay-per-view music livestreams and music performance inserts of our British artists into American shows have been an exciting addition to our usual working assignments, which of course are still running strongly in tandem. The studios are full, and the future is looking bright. We look forward to returning to work alongside the mass audiences of festivals, gigs and events very soon!
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