How Videographers Can Work Safely During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

How Videographers Can Work Safely During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Video production has been affected by restrictions placed on movement and public gatherings since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in January. V

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Video production has been affected by restrictions placed on movement and public gatherings since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus in January. Videographers have lost contracts and revenue due to this, however, since the gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions, videographers are gradually coming back to business. But how do they shoot without exposing themselves and crew members to the risks of coronavirus? The answer to that question will be provided below in 6 tips. 

1. Sanitize your equipment.

Medical experts warn that coronavirus can stay on certain surfaces for long. Leaving your video equipment unattended to or using them without cleaning from the previous set can pose a threat to your life and that of others around you. To avoid that, be sure to sanitize your equipment after and before any shoot. And keep them in close contact. Use industry-approved sanitizers and cleaning methods to prevent water damage.

2. Avoid sharing equipment

Sharing your equipment now is a no-no. Being able to account for the whereabouts of every piece of equipment assures you of a coronavirus free set. If. you’re borrowing equipment, then borrow from a reputable person or company and make sure you sanitize it before use.

3. Follow coronavirus guidelines

The best way to keep safe now is to follow the coronavirus guidelines of your local area. Aside from that, there are general guidelines that you shouldn’t miss before and during any shoot. These include physical distancing, regular hand-washing, wearing masks, and staying home if unwell. Contacting your crew beforehand to know their health status will help you prevent having a sick person, who could have covid-19, on set. 

 4. Public spaces might be better

To maintain physical-distancing, bigger public spaces should be patronized. This helps everyone maintain their distance with ease and comfort. 

5. Minimize your crew

Find ways to utilize the minimum number of crew members on every set. More persons make it harder to enforce some of the covid-19 guidelines. You could also set different periods to have different shoots, instead of having everyone at the same time. 

6. Have a covid-19 expert on set

You’re a videographer, meaning you’d be busy with shooting and managing your set, thus abandoning the health situation of your set. That could be dangerous, hence why it becomes necessary to have an expert on set who takes care of the health situation while you work. The expert could be from a local hospital or the covid-19 task force in your state or country. 

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