April 29, 2020
We are taking steps and implementing processes to begin working around COVID-19 in 2020.
A statement from Finn O’Hara.
First, I hope you all are staying home, staying safe and staying healthy. Like you, my utmost concern is for everyone’s wellbeing during this unprecedented global pandemic. COVID-19 has changed much, but one thing is certain, we will get through this and get back to work.
I’ve used the last few weeks to prepare to work in new ways. As soon as the province is functioning again, we will be ready to create high quality photography and video content while maintaining and enforcing all necessary preventative measures as provided by the World Health Organization and Health Canada. We are also encouraging our team members to take any signs of illness seriously and seek medical attention as needed. Shoots will be limited to essential staff only, and conducted in sterilized environments with crew in masks, gloves and other safety equipment. Products and wardrobe will be delivered to studio shoots via contactless delivery.
Communication between off-site clients and the set will happen in real time through straightforward, high quality webinar platforms. Through these secure platforms, clients will have an open view via web cameras to the wardrobe, hair & make-up, set design and overall production workflow. Dedicated chat lines within the webinar platforms will keep production correspondence detailed and succinct. Upon the completion of the day’s shoot, files will be delivered quickly via a dedicated file transfer service for your review.
These measures will all be part of an ever evolving process, and together, with your help, we’ll create a production model that will carry us through the foreseeable future.
In the Toronto community we are perfectly positioned to confront this situation due to our extensive network of studios, experienced crew, prop and wardrobe houses, and the latest in advanced gear available anywhere. Like the coronavirus itself, this situation and the process continues to evolve, but I look forward to accommodating your needs and deliverables again as soon as possible.
Most of all, we miss seeing and working with you. As creative problem solvers we are up for this challenge, and we will be ready and waiting to produce high quality work for you as soon as possible.