Unified Content X Grip X RBC: First performer on an in-person commercial shoot
“Then, prior to shoot day, production contacted Paul, asking him to arrive on set with his own PPE. He was instructed to meet the on-set medic, who would take his temperature. I was then given a field PPE kit, which included a mask, hand sanitizer and gloves. I was also offered a face shield. Then I met the second A.D. who took me to my own tent, which was separate from the action and only for me. Everything was sanitized, including a wardrobe rack, a table and a chair. I brought the wardrobe as well as a tablet and my phone. I had hand sanitizer with me at all times.
The atmosphere was eerie and unnatural for what we as actors are used to the connection, closeness and laughter. It was very quiet, but it did pick up. The director Max Rosenstein and I talked at length about the shots he wanted, and then we talked as people for a good half hour, so we were both more comfortable. He was very conscious of all our fears. And he was very good about asking me about my comfort. I had my mask on during rehearsals and during camera set up. And then they asked me if I felt comfortable to take my mask off to shoot.
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