How the pandemic could change the future of production.
During this pandemic the global film industry has been in and out of production and things looked very different; medical staff, protective gear, health screenings, everyone working together to make sets as safe as possible. Crews became minimal, remote filming increased and clients didn't travel. Scripts changed to exclude crowd scenes, with fewer locations and limited romance.
But now there is hope on the horizon for more productions to get up and running, due to world wide vaccination and economies opening up once more.
What will this look like?
Well, Covid19 seems likely to continue to impact production. We should expect to see continued health measures and more mental health workers on set. Distribution-wise online streaming will no doubt continue to rise - a viewing trend which has cinema in trouble. (You could argue that the pandemic has simply speeded up the inevitable for cinema, as more people sign up to digital platforms such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon and even Warner Bros are going digital).
With many films now in the ´waiting room´ we should have a bumper year or two of viewing in store for us. Those productions halted during covid will finally finish filming and all those cinematic releases postponed due to the pandemic will finally be ready for viewing!