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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Scent of a Woman

By Brian Smolensky / November 23, 2020

How would COVID-19 change one of the most bombastic speeches in film history?

Our Pandemic Production Safety Experts reexamine Al Pacino’s barn-burning speech from “Scent of a Woman.”

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A Guide to Virtual Sets During COVID-19

By Brian Smolensky / November 9, 2020

Virtual sets have become extremely popular during this pandemic. While there are significant advantages to using virtual sets, there are also some drawbacks.

Check out our guide to virtual sets.

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: The West Wing

By Brian Smolensky / November 2, 2020

How would COVID-19 change one of the longest and most complex shots in network television history?

Our Pandemic Production Safety Experts reexamine the amazing walk-and-talk from Season 1 Episode 4 of “The West Wing.”

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RISKY BUSINESS: ROAR

By Brian Smolensky / October 26, 2020

“ROAR” is one of the most dangerous movies ever made. How much safer could it have been with proper risk management?

Check out what our Risk Management Professionals have to say about 1981’s “ROAR.”

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How COVID-19 Affects Production Budgets

By Brian Smolensky / October 19, 2020

Pandemic filming is expensive, but it is important to account for all the additional safety procedures.

Check out our tips for writing production budgets that properly account for COVID-19 safety.

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How COVID-19 Affects Cast Management

By Brian Smolensky / October 12, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, the cast is the most vulnerable group of people on a film set.

Here are our tips for keeping your cast safe during a pandemic.

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How COVID-19 Affects Casting

By Brian Smolensky / October 5, 2020

One of the most prolonged and tricky aspects of pre-production has always been the casting process. COVID-19 has made casting more complicated.

Here’s our tips for how to cast your next project safely.

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How COVID-19 Affects Shot Lists

By Brian Smolensky / September 28, 2020

Accurate and detailed shot lists are more critical during the pandemic than they have ever been.

Check out our tips for creating shot lists during COVID-19.

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How COVID-19 Affects Location Scouting

By Brian Smolensky / September 21, 2020

Finding the right location is crucial to any production. In the COVID-19 era, we must reexamine how we choose locations and understand how the definition of an ideal location has changed.

Here are our tips for safe location scouting.

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THROUGH THE COVID LENS: Goodfellas

By Brian Smolensky / September 14, 2020

How would COVID-19 change one of the greatest shots in film history?

Our Pandemic Production Safety Experts reexamine the Copa Oner from “Goodfellas.”

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