Today, sees the launch of a new platform and research initiative to define adaptable guidelines for the entire production process. Practice Safe Sets
has been launched by a group of production personnel in Canada and invites the global production community to come together to develop universal solutions for the 20% of a shoot that is unique to the project at hand.
Many production associations around the world have reacted quickly to create guidelines to help mitigate risk and kickstart a safe way of producing commercials, music videos and long format entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic. However, many producers and filmmakers face the challenge that checklists may only address the first 80% of a production.
“The guidelines associations have provided us have been a hugely helpful step to getting production back to work. We wanted to complement that work with ideas about how to address the unique aspects of any given production. When you’re dealing with such an unknown disease, it’s like horseshoes and hand grenades, close isn’t enough. We have a responsibility for our staff, their families and our community. We all want to get back to work but we know from experience that any time you do something for the first time, the learning curve is steep, ongoing, and better with more minds contributing.” comments Geoff Cornish, contributor to Practice Safe Sets and executive producer at Suneeva.
Looking to understand how we can approach safety on the unique 20% of a shoot that is not accounted for, Geoff and the team at Practice Safe Sets collaborated with a number of industry professionals in all areas of production to help produce new adaptable guidelines. They are providing these guidelines and resources free on their website www.practicesafesets.tv
However, their work doesn’t stop here. The Practice Safe Sets team are calling out to experienced producers around the world who want to grow and develop this free production resource in which the global production community can share knowledge about shooting safely.
Geoff Cornish, contributor to Practice Safe Sets and executive producer at Suneeva explains: “As the pandemic unfolded worldwide, each country was faced with its own restrictions, challenges and advice. We wanted to create something that could leverage production intelligence from across the global community, and share that back out with production around the world as we get back to doing what we do best - safely. With a lack of industry-wide events and crucial networking opportunities in 2020, it has become more difficult for us to share useful information with each other. We want Practice Safe Sets to become a community forum and resource to help us all move forward.”