A few months ago no one had an idea of how much everything was going to change, but in life you always have to look for the friendly face of things and move on. For this reason, we are working to turn this exceptional situation around. We are not going to stop working and, furthermore, we are going to do it within an impeccable security work.
From HARRY we want to communicate our total commitment to the safety and health of the whole world, both of the people we work with, and of society in general.
We are facing a new way of working, and we are already putting it into practice, improving a little more every day, in addition to being safe and comfortable as possible.
We tell you how …
With all the tools that we have at our disposal today we can keep in touch and have fluid communication without being together in person, so that whenever possible, teleworking will be prioritized by the entire team.
The Heads of Department, for example, can hold telematic meetings with the Director for the preparation of Dossiers, or the Pre-PPM and PPM meetings can be carried out perfectly by video call.
AND WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER … IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN A SAFETY DISTANCE OF 2 METERS
(ALTHOUGH IT COSTS US)
The Casting will be recorded making a staggered summons of the actors and actresses who will be directed by the Casting Director by video call. After much trial and error we have discovered that it is the formula that works best for us.
We only use self-tape in cases where the actor or actress cannot attend their appointment, since this method prevents us from making corrections to acting or even more logistical issues, such as shot values …
Callbacks will be carried out in the same way together with the Director to have a first contact and thus have the appropriate acting for the presentation.
COVID – 19 TENT
First of all, the first thing that all the team has to do when arriving at the Filming is to go through the Covid-19 Tent, where a Sanitary will take the temperature with a non-contact infrared thermometer and where our Covid personnel will deliver the corresponding EPIS to each team member.
AND DON´T FOGET …
Screen, Mask, Glasses, Walkie and Batea.
All for personal and non-transferable use
AND IF YOU USE A LOT THE PHONE …
EVERYONE, without exception, has to pass through here.
A NEW DEPARTMENT
For us it is a VERY important issue, and for this reason, we have created a Department that is exclusively dedicated to protecting and caring for all team members and making our work environment the safest possible space.
Feeling pampered is very cool, but if you feel safe it is better.
A Covid Coordinator with a Certificate in Occupational Risks in charge of informing, advising and checking that the HARRY Protocol is complied with before, during and after the Shooting, in addition to managing all the Covid material and logistics.
A Sanitary, who is in the base camp to control that entry of the entire team and who will continue through the day to control any incident that may happen.
Professional disinfection team, that before each shooting day and at the end of it will be responsible for disinfecting every last corner, both indoors and outdoors.
Cleaning team that throughout the day will be working on each step we take so that every thing we touch or every place we go through is disinfected, making our working environment a clean and safe space.
Each member of the team will be given a personalized accreditation that, according to the color, will delimit the area of movement of this person.
We have created three AREAS that define the location. The Shooting Set, the heart of the location; the pre-set, where the Agency and Advertiser tent, processes (makeup, costumes …) are located; and the base camp, where we found the Covid tent, the trucks, the group …
GREEN STICKER -> Allows access to the Shooting set.
ORANGE STICKER -> Allows access to the preset.
RED STICKER -> Access to base camp only.
SCOUTING, more important than ever.
Before each Filming we do a specific Technical Scouting to mark the specific Covid logistics of that project: delimit the areas, define the position of the Covid tent, the bathrooms and each element, as well as specify the area assigned for each team member. A map / sketch will come out of this location, like the one you see, with all the information collected so that we all have very clear how to proceed when we arrive at the Location on the day of Shooting.
Later, we will make a Technical Location to use, as we used to do before, only now only the essential Heads of Department can attend, and if necessary, in stages.
The use of EPIS is essential at all times when we are working (masks, gloves, glasses, booties in the case of interiors …).
STREAMING: TOGETHER WITHOUT BEING
We also take advantage of this Logistic Scouting to carry out a Streaming Test with those Agency and Advertiser people who are going to attend the Shooting remotely. This test must be done from the same place, with the same device and the same set ups that will be used on the day of shooting to ensure that everything works correctly.
Monitor Director signal
Streaming signal on your device
In this way, everyone can follow the Shooting live and see the combo on the screen of any of their devices. It will be like being together on the Shoot, but without being.
The transmission will be done through specific hardware configured ad-hoc. This device, the Teradek Bond 757, sends a Full-HD signal through 5 4G network lines and an RTMP protocol. What this “Bonding” technology does is balance the signal load of the different network connections, thus offering greater reliability and quality to any other streaming system that uses a single connection.
This direct can be received through any computer or mobile device through our website (harryrules.com) or other software. Either in each workplace or in your own home, given the current situation and the impossibility of movement. Always guaranteeing the perfect communication.
THE ARTISTIC TEAM
For the Artistic Team we have special protection measures that are compatible with the specific characteristics of the work they perform.
For example, for waiting moments, spaces large enough for a safety distance of at least two meters can be respected.
They will have special EPIS that will consist of: a surgical mask plus a protective screen. In this way, we avoid that marks can be left on the face. They must carry it all the time until the moment of acting.
There will be Back-ups warned of all the characters of the films, so that, in the event of any incident, we can have reaction capacity. They will attend filming and always registered.
While waiting, the talent will be given a face shield and a quirurgical mask in order to preserve the make up intact and to ensure no marks are made on their faces. They will also maintain the proper safety distance, and if possible, trying not to talk between them.
They are required to keep the face shield on until the very last moment before filming.
HAIR & MAKE UP
Given the special caracteristics of this deparment due to its close contact with actors, it´s fundamental that they extreme precautions when contact with the talent cannot be avoided. They´ll use specific IPEs, as well as prioritizing contact-free tools such as combs and brushes.
Single Dose Format
Every product will be disinfected before and after each use, and single dosis products will be prioritised. Each actor can bring their own make up if they wish to.
Each character´s clothes arrive to set already prepared, labeled and inside separate plastic bags. They also come from the laundry in wich they have been washed at 140º F.
All the clothes are constantly being disinfected, as well as all the tools involved: Irons, hangers…
All the equipment that arrives at Filming must have been previously disinfected by the Supplier.
We also have special lamps for constant disinfection.
WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL CLEANING TEAM
That throughout the filming is dedicated only and exclusively to disinfection of all areas.
The special Disinfection Rugs will be at the entrance and exit of the Set.
They are divided into 3 parts:
As long as there are no disinfecting rugs for interiors, you must use this booties.
For example, when we attend a Technical Location and enter a house, everyone should use them.
AND REMEMBER TO DISINFECT CONSTANTLY
In each area we will have disinfection stalls with gels, gloves, surface disinfectant, cellulose paper and rafts.
EVERYTHING PERFECTLY SIGNED…
All locations are marked with a wide range of signs to locate all areas.
HOW TO USE YOUR MASK WELL
It is essential that we all know how to put on and take off the mask correctly.
The masks that we will use in our Filming are the FFP2/KN95, since they are the ones that protect us from contagion ourselves, or from being able to infect the rest. They last 8 hours, so, at least once throughout the day, our Covid Coordinator will see to it that everyone changes it.
We also care about your ears … and for that reason, we present you our new best friend of the Shootings …
Gloves should only be used in cases where indicated, as their use may be counterproductive.
Also, in the case of using them, it is important to know how to remove it correctly. Next, we show you how to do it …
It is very important that we disinfect our hands with a hydrogel or that we wash them constantly with soap and water.
HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GLOVES
We will clean them only and exclusively with surface solution. In addition, with the product’s own gloves we will disinfect the bottle for the next one. Finally, we can dry the gloves with cellulose paper.
We cannot clean the gloves with hydrogel or soap, since it works as a surface.
HOW DOES OUR CATERING WORK?
We use a system of individual bags to avoid unnecessary contacts. We continue eating delicious, but in a different way.
To reduce the consumption of water containers for a matter of ecological conscience, in addition to, for a matter of hygiene, we have made these bottles so cool that they are already being personalized by everyone. Thus, we all take care of the planet and ourselves.
The Catering staff refills your bottle, they are the only ones who can manipulate the water sources.
AT THE TIME OF EATING: TOGETHER, BUT NOT MIXED … YOU KNOW, TWO METERS.
AND ALWAYS WITH LOTS OF LOVE …
With all this new logistics, it is true that more waste is generated. Therefore, now more than ever, it is VERY important to manage them in a responsible way.
We all have to take care of the planet and what is inside it, that’s why you will find different recycling points in our filming, in addition to specific Covid waste bins.
Our priorities have changed, but caring for the environment must always be one of them.
We keep working…
But this will only be possible if we ensure the care of all workers and Public Health.
Thus, all the security measures mentioned here will be mandatory, and we also appeal to individual responsibility and commitment to these new circumstances to which we must adapt.
To develop our internal HARRY Protocol we have based ourselves on the Action Protocol of the Association of Advertising Film Producers (APCP) for the development of commercial activity during the health crisis caused by Covid-19, which we recommend to read carefully: