THE FUTURE OF FILM IN THE POST-COVID ERA (vfxvoice.com)
In March 2020, the escalating international situation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic resulted in governmental work-from-home mandates to prevent the spread of the disease. As the film industry slowly recommenced productions last August, protocols were implemented that will continue to evolve.
Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould (No Time to Die) isn’t sure whether the ramifications of COVID-19 will have a lasting impact. “It is difficult to say, at the least; however, I am determined that this horrible virus will not stop us from providing spectacular films that will make us forget the events of 2020. I am currently fighting to make filming a viable process, as it used to be, but also providing film fans with a relief from some heartfelt tragedies.”
In the meantime, changes will be implemented to counter the impacts of the virus on the industry. “COVID-19 and social distancing are going to inform everything in our business until we get a handle on it, including set design and location selection,” notes Production Designer Scott Chambliss (Star Trek Into Darkness).
By: Trevor Hogg