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  • in reply to: Production on the other side – your say

    Omri Ben Canaan

    Hey Murray,

    following your advice here is the content of the blog post we wrote about hygiene measures we are taking at Baliprod to ensure safety of crew and cast.

    Original post is here.

    PDF downloadable here


    1. Remote management of Pre PPM and PPM meetings for all stakeholders.
    2. All government health alert and public protocols restrictions must be adhered to eg. movement/social distancing restrictions.
    3. All crew and anyone attending shoot, including talent, must provide to the production company producer (prior to the shoot date) a non-disclosure agreement outlining their travel throughout the previous four-week period, prior to the shoot date.
    4. All crew and anyone attending the shoot, including talent, must provide to the production company producer (prior to the shoot date) an NDA outlining any contact with someone who has a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
    5. Any crew who have travelled to high risk countries or have been in contact with individual with COVID-19 during that four-week period must not participate on the shoot.
    6. Any shoot attendee who feels unwell prior to the shoot, must contact the production company for replacement.


    7. Q-take system or similar should be utilised to limit numbers on set to manage shoot direction by agency or brand teams remotely.
    8. A certified on-set nurse (or local country equivalent) on set at all times.
    9. All shoot attendees must undergo temperature checks before entering set by the certified on-set nurse. Anyone with a high temperature cannot enter set.
    10. All shoot attendees must undergo temperature checks by the on-set nurse twice a day – morning and after lunch. Crew to be issued an identifier once they pass temperature screening – for instance wearing of a green sticker for clear screening identification. 11. Any shoot attendee who feels unwell during the course of the shoot must immediately report to the on-set nurse who must report to the production company producer.
    12. Be respectful of people’s personal space and avoid hugging, touching or handshakes.
    13. All crew to wear specialised face masks such as N95 respirator masks, throughout the course of shoots – to be provided by production company.
    14. Make-up artists, hair stylist, wardrobe must wear eye protection due to close proximity to talent.
    15. Where possible, talent should undertake their own make-up “minor touch ups” throughout shooting, instead of the make-up artist, to avoid contact with talent’s perspiration.
    16. Catering departments to consider alternate refreshment stands to avoid contact with tea and coffee urns and any other frequent touch points.
    17. Water bottles must be labelled for each crew to avoid cross contamination and only one bottle used by each shoot attendee throughout the course of the shoot.
    18. Camera to be two metres away from talent at all times.


    19. Hand washing and antibacterial solutions to be placed on set and used throughout the shoot by all crew.
    20. When shooting in studio, studios must have undertaken a ‘deep clean’ before and after each shoot. Production companies must obtain validation from studios prior to pre-light or shoot.
    21. Cleaning must be undertaken throughout the shoot day especially in common areas such as wardrobe and make-up rooms.
    22. Bathrooms must be frequently cleaned throughout the course of the shoot.
    23. Boom mic’s only (so voice-to-camera scripts should be reviewed), prior to shooting.
    24. Make-up department to step up cleaning protocols and use single use brushes and applicators. All other equipment must undergo deep cleaning prior and post any shoot.
    25. Hair extensions must undergo deep cleaning before and after any application.
    26. Standby props to step up hygiene practices.
    27. Art department must step up cleaning of props and surfaces throughout the shoot and between takes.
    28. Product consumption shots must undergo a step up in hygiene practices.
    29. Catering departments must step up their food safety hygiene practices.
    30. Vehicle hire for crew and talent must undergo deep cleaning prior to shoot hire.
    31. Vehicle drivers must follow protocols of temperature checks outlined in points 9 and 10.
    32. Key crew such as camera department must have ‘pocket’ hand sanitisers to be applied frequently.
    33. Wardrobe must be certified to have undergone deep cleaning before and after shoots.
    34. When coughing or sneezing, please follow the advice below.
    35. Production companies to provide each shoot attendee a packet of tissues for this purpose. Dispose of tissues immediately into bins.
    36. Waste management removal must be carried out frequently, throughout the shoot.
    37. These guidance messages should be posted on the shoot location in bathrooms, make-up room, wardrobe, etc…


    Whilst the above list attempts to be fully comprehensive, we acknowledge good guidance and common sense must be applied and utilise other sources of advice on this such as the World Health Organisation website:

    in reply to: Global production support – your say

    Omri Ben Canaan

    Hey Murray,
    hope you guys are ok.

    Production in Indonesia are at a record low, if not dead.
    Indonesian government passed a law prohibiting any type of shoot with more than 5 people (crew+cast) + barred entry to any foreign nationals effective today.

    That pretty much was the coup de grace for us 🙂

    So far we had about 15 jobs cancelled in the last 2 months which was a huge blow to our business obviously, much like anyone else in the production world I imagine.

    What we did about it:

    The very few staff we kept during this crisis are all allocated to an online development role.

    We spend a lot of time writing blog posts, improving the websites of our 3 companies (Baliprod, Balishoot and Bali Model Agency).

    But more importantly we brainstorm every day about what the industry will be like when things “get back to normal”.
    Or the new normal for that matter, as we believe the market will forever be changed after this.

    In that regard, we endeavour to understand what the market will be like in a few months and find solutions to address our clients’ future demands and issues in the new economy.

    Also, we spent some time developing a new business: Bali Film Gear Rental (name is self explanatory!).

    Although we had to let go a large part of our in-house team, we are lucky to have enough cash flow to keep us afloat for a few more months, hoping business starts again soon.

    That’s for Baliprod and from what I hear other production houses in Indonesia are really hurting.

    Unlike us in Bali most are in Jakarta where the crisis is fairly advanced.

    In any case, we keep a positive attitude and are convinced things can only get better.

    Stay safe!

    Omri Ben Canaan

    Hi Tommy,

    We are a full service photo & video production house based in Bali.
    Happy to hear more about your project.

    Have a great day!



    Baliprod Video and Photo Production Agency – Bali Production House

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