Spot Production During a Pandemic

On September 21, 2020, in Uncategorized, by Glenn Przyborski

2020 will go down as the worst year on record for filmmaking. Our governor declared that TV and film production was not an essential business in Pennsylvania. Przyborski Productions was literally shut down for months. 

Our first project during the ongoing pandemic was an orthopedic campaign for Excela Health. Production is different during COVID-19. Every morning, each crew member’s temperature was taken. Fortunately, nobody had a fever. Everyone (other than on-camera talent) had to wear a mask during the entire production.  

Another difference was crew & client meals, snacks and beverages. Instead of the usual catered lunch, each person was handed a “bagged” lunch which they ate while maintaining social distancing. There were lots of crew snacks & beverages, but now each item is individually packaged and handed to the crew. This includes sealed water bottles & soft drinks. No more open trays of fresh fruit & deli items.

Thanks to the planning & detailed work of our production coordinator, Tracey Kovell, the multi-day Excela Health shoot happened smoothly, efficiently… and safely.