In the COVID-19 era, the total at the bottom of our top sheets can be shocking. Pandemic filming is expensive, but it is important to account for all the additional safety procedures. Whether we are creating a preliminary budget to show to investors or finalizing a working production budget before filming, our budgets must reflect…

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  When 2020’s film festival season was interrupted by COVID-19, festivals and filmmakers scrambled to adjust to the crisis. Most festivals were canceled, though some decided to go virtual. As film festival season gets underway again this year, filmmakers need to be aware of how the landscape has changed and how to safely guide their…

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  A story without actors is just a book. Shows need a talented cast to breathe life into the characters, but we must understand how the on-set world has changed for them and for us. In the COVID-19 era, the cast is the most vulnerable group of people on a film set. They cannot wear…

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Automated Dialog Replacement (ADR), a.k.a. “looping,” has been around since the invention of sound recording. ADR is a vital tool in any post-production process but, during filming, it is more often known by its call sign: “We’ll fix it in post.”  Sometimes confused with “dubbing” — which is the process of recording the dialog in…

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The entertainment industry is comprised of different commercial enterprises. We have already looked at film and television from several different angles. We have broken down iconic shots, scripts, travel, and so much more, all from the vantage point of this pandemic. We now turn our attention to a new category within the entertainment industry. One…

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As the first round of The Championships, Wimbledon get underway Monday, June 28, let’s take a look at how the crown jewel of the tennis season has adjusted to the pandemic. After cancelling the 2020 tournament, The All England Club is taking part in a special government program (more on that later) in order to…

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