Production Protocol: COVID-19 (UPDATED 12/13/2021)

While daily new Covid cases are setting all-time records with the Omicron Variant, we at Rocket House Pictures have honed our strategies to keep infections in check in our work spaces. By continuing to be creative, flexible, and adaptive in our approach, we strive to keep our sets safe for our crew, talent and clients. Our team is 100% vaccinated + boosters and we are still following Covid-19 guidelines by the book, including daily rapid tests while we are on set. We love to tell stories… and we like to do it safely.


• On larger productions, all crew members, client and talent are required to get a Rapid COVID test within 01 hour of production.

• The creative team will finalize as many creative decisions as possible no later than the pre-production meeting in order to reduce last-minute changes on shoot days and to plan for all sanitary accommodations. The team must plan for appropriate pickup/drop-off/sanitization time for all props.

• Schedule time entirely devoted to setup and strike to allow for proper sanitization and social distancing.

• Set a pre-production meeting with a section dedicated to walking through safety procedures and protocols.

• Anybody at increased risk of severe illness following infection (i.e. individuals belonging to a “high-risk group”) should not be cast or brought onto the crew for any production until health authorities indicate the risk of infection is negligible. 



• All crew members, talent and client will be required to wear a mask/applicable PPE while not on camera.

• Each morning, producers will host a daily briefing with a section dedicated to walking through any important safety and COVID 19 procedures for that day specifically.

• Each morning at the daily briefing, producers will take each team member’s temperature. Producers will be required to keep a screening log with everyone’s temperatures for each production.

• Sanitizers must have 60% or higher concentration of alcohol.

• Producers will arrange seating in such a fashion that promotes distancing, and prescribed seating should minimize social interaction between departments so that at-work groupings are maintained on breaks.

Gear/Camera Department:

• Set up working stations or set up a flow for gear setup that strategically only has one person handling each type of gear i.e. one person on lighting, one person managing camera set up, etc.

• Each person must individually sanitize their gear after use.

• When using a lavalier/lapel mic, sound tech should use an additional layer (face shield) to install device on talent.


• HMU will provide a face shield as to not interfere with their job (hair and makeup).

• When possible, hair and makeup will be done by talent themselves as needed with guidance from a professional.

• In the event that physical contact is required for a scene, participating talent is required to sanitize hands before and after.


• All crew members and talent must wash their hands before entering the craft area.

• All food and snacks must be served individually, eliminating self-serve/platters and using only disposable paper products.

• Producers will arrange for no-touch trash disposal.

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