Hello world, again
Notes from a set, in the real world
and not on Zoom.
The director yells, “Cut!” Everyone on the muddy, rain soaked set breathes a sigh of relief through their masks. Not because they’re relieved we got ‘the shot’ but because in spite of the nervousness about being back on set, it’s exhilarating being back and doing the thing we love.
Oh, how we missed all of this.
To pull off almost any kind of shoot you need to meet in person. Face-to-face. Side-by-side. Equipment passed from hand-to-hand, shared scripts with over the shoulder peeks - touching, brushing and rubbing up against each other. All par for the course.
Before COVID-19 that is.
The past twenty months have been littered with postponed shoot days which quickly became cancelled shoot days as Levels were adjusted, curfews introduced and reintroduced, the proximity to other people just wasn’t comfortable anymore and the utterance of this pandemic brought a lot of life to a deafening halt.
But now twenty months later I think the world realises it isn’t about waiting for this pandemic to end before we get on with life, it’s how do we continue life whilst battling the pandemic. So with crew, cast and client masked, sanitised, socially distanced when possible and vaccinated (fully or semi) TNG.Productions happily achieved two shoots in September for the tech finance app Spot Money and South Africa’s favourite toilet cleaner Domestos.
Both spots will be hitting screens in the coming weeks and we can’t wait to share this work. In the meantime, here’s what nervous excitement and somewhat-relief-about-being-outside looks like: check out these images from the set.
We’re pretty proud of our COVID-friendly learnings and systems for large scale productions.
Rory Jacobs, TNG.Productions Creative Director
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