‼️ COVID-19 Policies ‼️

Updated June 23, 2020

As we move into the last six weeks of summer coursework, we are adjusting our safety guidelines for live-action production activities. We will be basing our protocols on the industry standards we expect to be adopted in the fall, and in preparation for that we are introducing some of these requirements into our coursework for this semester.

For example, we will now all be required to wear masks while working on live-action projects. From call to wrap, masks must be worn, and must cover your nose and mouth. Even if you are working with your roommates and do not wear masks at home, the second you begin working on an FSUFILM project (such as a class exercise or weekend project) you are “at work” and required to follow all safety protocols. We will be introducing more details and procedures as we approach fall, but for now here are the safety rules for all live-action activities, starting today:

  1. All classes will continue to be taught remotely for the remainder of the Summer semester. No face to face curricular interactions with faculty will be permitted. 
  2. All cast and crew members must wear masks at all times while on set, from Call Time to Company Wrap. The only exception is that actors may remove their masks when they are on camera, during takes only.
  3. All cast and crew members must maintain a social distance of 6 feet from one another at all times, including actors during takes. The only exception to this will be if crew members must be closer than 6 feet apart for a specific technical operation, but then must immediately resume social distancing. 
  4. You may be permitted to film at locations outside of your home and beyond your property as long as you follow the requirements of your local health department. You also must get permission to film on any property other than your own. 
  5. You must not film in a location in which there will be more than 20 people gathered. 
  6. When equipment is checked out, you must clean the equipment following the cleaning protocols issued by the Equipment Room. Then you must clean it again when the equipment is returned (or prior to being handed off to another student).
  7. There will be no usage of film school facilities unless it is deemed essential and specifically authorized by the Dean.
  8. Prior to filming any class exercises, weekend projects or productions, students must present a safety plan to their faculty member demonstrating that the shoot follows the policies above.  

Any questions about whether an activity is permissible should be directed to the Assistant Dean (Tony Ciarlariello) or the Associate Dean (Andrew Syder).

Any students caught violating any of the above policies, will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including immediate dismissal from the program.