High Output’s John Cini worked on a board for Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG) at Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) to come up with a set of guidelines for film shoots as we move forward through this pandemic. Hopefully it will be a good resource to crews, companies, shooters, etc. to get business back up and safely running.
Titled Precautions for Preventing Transmission of COVID-19 for Camera and Lighting Rental Operations, Sound Stages, and Production Vehicles, this version 1.0 draft is available for download here for public review from May 19-June 19.
This guidance document provides measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus for camera and lighting equipment rental operations, facilities that rent sound stages, and for trucks and vehicles used by rental companies. The PERG Task Group applied the recommendations of the CDC, OSHA, and public health officials to rental operations, equipment, and facilities.
Feedback from the industry is encouraged. The article has a form to send back comments, questions, and concerns.