Filming During a Pandemic

There isn’t anyone who hasn’t heard of or hasn’t been impacted by the ongoing pandemic by now. Whether still in quarantine or slowly reopening, we have all experienced this historical moment in one way or another. Some of us turn to popular outlets like DIY, Tiktok, baking, and other ways to spend our time cooped inside. Many more of us turn to the consistent onslaught of entertainment that the many streaming platforms like Netflix, HBO, and Hulu offer us. This is the perfect time to catch up on that show you always wanted to watch!

The film industry continues to work to figure out a way to continue creating content in this moment of history. Major film places like Los Angeles keep careful tabs on film companies and create cautious policies to keep everyone safe as filmmakers begin to return to their sets.

Hollywood continues to reopen with new guidelines that film and television productions are expected to follow. Popular talk shows like Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers have moved their format online, using the platform of Zoom to continue hosting their shows and interviewing guests in a new and continually adapting form of entertainment. Even the cast of Saturday Night Live has brought their skits and comedic sketches to Zoom, keeping up their fast-paced energy while performing from their homes.

The pandemic has affected us all, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop having fun.  Some shows, like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, even plan to write their episodes around COVID-19 and the effect that it has had. I think the entertainment industry will continue to adapt and evolve from this moment in history to become a stronger and more united industry in the future. I can’t wait to see what kind of content will be created from this experience!