In searching for an explanation that can correctly represent our industry we look to those who sit behind the camera, those in front of the camera and those that create and build the world of film. We simply could not find a form that collectively explained the creativity and magic that happens. Our world is a complex mesh of diversity that is carried across story lines that define us or favour fiction, that can transport nature into an extraordinarily beautiful space or create a contrast that shocks the senses.
The complexity of the equipment that captures this is only outdone by the mind that conceives of the creativity that goes into our heArt.
The world is going through a collective transformation to deal with the struggle of something so small that it cannot be seen with the naked eye. What we then capture is the humanity of the situation. Our responsibility is to protect those in our industry by implementing an adapted and changing set of Protocols that form the base of our working space. We have a responsibility in our sectors and art spaces to keep those around us informed and to actively educate the people we work with to help us all overcome this challenge. We invite you to become part of this process so that we may direct our future and record the ever changing environment we live in while creating a sustainable ethos around us all.
The formation of Protocols are based on scientific evidence from various fields and the implementation is to go through public testing and sustainability studies. Protocols are about saving lives and protecting the public and private sectors.
In considering the implementation and use of Protocols we put People First as lives are at stake. Ethical considerations are to form a baseline in terms of the sharing of information and the use of data to form the needed Protocol measures.
The use of Technology fundamentally changes how effectively we are able to implement Protocols and then monitor their effectiveness. Monitoring data and the ever changing direction of the challenges we face in the world determines the speed of our response.
On 18 July 2020, on Channel eNCA, it was announced that the film industry is allowed to operate again.
According to security officer JP Smith, the wellbeing of staff, cast and crew on set remains a priority and accordingly, the City’s Film Permit Office, in collaboration with the industry, has developed a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to promote and ensure responsible film-making in the city.The SOP document serves as a guideline for the film industry in dealing with COVID-19 and outlines the basic technical measures companies have to put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and to protect their employees. The measures are informed by national regulations and international best practice including mandatory COVID-19 risk assessments and risk mitigation implementation measures for all production workplaces and staff, constant cleansing of work spaces, equipment and transportation.
The protocols being implemented worldwide and relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic are guidelines, measures and procedures formed by medical bodies, councils, and scientific research and study. It is advised that you consult directly with your Government or representative Council or Association before implementing any COVID-19 protocols. There are many legal implications if you implement measures that are not uniformly accepted worldwide. Currently the main reference point for all COVID-19 protocols is the World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Please seek legal assistance and oversight when developing or implementing any protocol measures.
This site and all related sites DO NOT in any way or form develop protocols and all protocols listed on the site are guidelines only, by the relevant representative organisation. This site is a Public Benefit page with the aim of studying the impact of COVID-19 on Tourism in South Africa.