WE’VE BEEN RUNNING MORE TEST SHOOTS WITH REMOTE DIRECTOR & SYNC SOUND TO STREAMLINE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

In last week’s test shoots, we invited around 150 producers from South Africa and from around the world (through GPN: Global Production Network) to observe over the course of 3 sessions. With our director joining remotely, we shot with sync sound, talent and full Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols. We’ve also been joining several test shoots with our GPN partners around the world as well as benefitting from our partner Moonsport’s experience in running remote broadcast productions.

For us, the key points to ensure a successful remote shoot are:

  • Prep time is crucial.
  • Bandwidth is king
  • Communication is key with multiple communication channels open. There needs to be complete separation in comms between the “director & set” and “the director and clients” and the director needs to be able to have a private conversation with whomever he chooses.

What we are currently developing to further refine remote shooting:

  • We ran a test this week on an app that allows the remote director to be included in the set walkie-talkie system; we will take this on a location shoot next week

We’ll keep you posted.

For more info on shooting in South Africa, please contact Shayne Brookstein at shayne@moonlighting.co.za