‘Forget those Scenes for Now’: Post Pandemic Shooting Guidelines

May 20, 2020 03:16 AM

Amid the battle with Coronavirus, the world is looking to find a way out to bring life to normalcy. In this process, the lockdown is gradually relaxed in several countries by opening one by one sector with few restrictions and guidelines. Finally, everyone is realizing that life has to move on either with Corona or without it. Similarly, the world’s film industry is also exercising on the possibilities of resuming the movie shootings.

The representatives from about 20 countries including India, the US, and the UK had a video conference on the issue. CINTAA( Cine and TV Artists’ Association) Chairperson, AmitBehl also took part in the meeting to discuss post-pandemic guidelines. Behl also clarified the need for India to discuss with the global counterparts on the issue before the Government releases the post COVID guidelines.

AmitBehl reminded that many Indian films shoot in foreign countries following their guidelines. Hence, it is important to know their viewpoint also to take a decision to resume shootings. It is learned that the delegates even discussed picturizing the intimate scenes. Besides, the presence of a virologist at the shooting spots is also suggested in this high-level meeting.

Accordingly, the lip locks, cozy romantic and erotic scenes might not be possible to picturise. This might be disappointing for those who enjoy such onscreen romance. But, it looks a smart decision at the moment as no one wants to romance Corona. Similarly, the preparedness to tackle the second time spike of the virus is also debated during this online conference.

However, the trade analysts feel that the precautionary measures to maintain the hygienic factors will increase the budget of the movies. However, the film fraternity is eagerly waiting to resume shoots and also waiting for the cinema halls to reopen. On the other hand, the OTT platforms are threatening the future of cinema halls and exhibitors. Many movies that completed the shoot before COVID lockdown are said to be in pipeline for a release directly on Amazon Prime, NETFLIX, Hotstar, ZEE5, SunNext, and AHA.

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