Following guidelines published by the CDC, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and the AICP Workplace Guidelines
and Considerations version 6, we have devised a simple set of safety protocols for prep, shoot, and wrap that include (but are not limited to)
In this new era, we at SPEARS & ARROWS continue to do what we have always done: work with our clients to provide solutions and produce
stand-out content that moves, touches, inspires, and motivates our viewers.
Since production started up again in mid-June, we have now completed SEVEN safe and successful projects during Covid-19. Producing spots for clients such as McDonald’s, Hyundai, Burlington, Choctaw Nation, and Fisher Investments, we have shot, literally, across the U.S. from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Dallas, Oklahoma, and New York City.
Along the way, we shot some Behind The Scenes (BTS) footage of a couple of our early shoots and produced two short films to show our friends and clients what our Covid-19 safety protocols look like in this new era.
Our BTS films can be viewed here: S&A_Covid_BTS_Films
We can offer remote scouting, casting, prep, and even shooting and post. And if any one, or even all, of your agency/client team are unable to attend a shoot in person, we can provide an immersive remote video village experience right to their computer with private streaming Virtual Video Village platform.
You can see a sample of our interface on the next page.
SHOOT • DESIGN • ANIMATION • MOTION GRAPHICS • EDITORIAL & FINISHING
We share our Los Angeles office with Cutters editorial and Flavor VFX and have partnered with them on numerous projects that required an ‘all-in’ production-through-post solution. They have a dedicated online server connecting all of their worldwide offices and all of their editors and artists are able to work remotely. Our directors can provide creative direction for any project requiring editorial, design, motion graphics, or animation.
USA • Canada • Iceland • UK • Europe • South Africa • Australia
All of our directors work internationally and have shot on every continent but Antarctica. (And we’d like to check that one off our bucket list. So if you write it, we’ll shoot it.)
However, during this unique moment in history with travel uncertainty and countries opening at different times and at different paces, we understand that where a director is in the world can be an important factor.
So here’s the scoop.
USA • UK
Don is a director and editor with a deep and nuanced sense for pacing, story, character, and emotion. Don is game for anything. He’ll travel to the ends of the earth (i.e., Antarctica – hint, hint) or create a film in his own backyard.
Phil Brown has a camera in his hands almost constantly—a Canon 7D to be precise. He carries it with him on every job to capture additional footage that always adds scope and richness to his spots.
Robin Goode is an award winning director, photographer, and visual artist who creates films that are beautiful, immersive, and full of unique, fully-realized characters. And, as Cape Town opened many weeks ago, Robin has had the opportunity to work in this new reality of ours. He very successfully shot a spot with the agency and client attending virtually.
Los Angeles• Iceland • UK • EU
Arni is a descendant of Vikings and is living proof that they had a sensitive side. His films are warm, humorous, and touching slices of humanity. He also owns one of the oldest and most established production service companies in Reykjavik, also a long-time partner of ours, Republik Film Productions.
Rome • EU
Ago lives within sight of the Basilica and his favorite restaurant. Art and food are highly valued but they are only a couple of the many genres his unique storytelling has mastered. He shoots celebrities, cars, drama, and humor with a hand- waving passion that you must experience.
Los Angeles • Paris • EU
Nick specializes in authentic performances, visual storytelling, and the occasional mind-bending warp of time and space. Just watch his reel. You’ll see what we mean.
Los Angeles • UK
David has made a career out of directing virtually. He began his career as an award winning hidden camera director, and then created his own genre called “discreet camera” utilizing remote direction. So, the current conditions are business as usual for him.
Michael Uppendahl is an award-winning television director (American Horror Story, Mad Men, Ray Donovan, The Walking Dead, Fargo). His latest project, Hollywood, just began airing on Netflix.
Berlin • EU
Bernd “Wondo” Wondollek is a director/DP who shoots around the globe for iconic automotive brands, including Audi, Porsche, Chevrolet, Bugatti, and Mercedes Benz. He is widely considered to be one of the best Russian Arm DP’s in the world. Give him a car and he’ll shoot the sh*t out of it.
While the world was sheltering at home, Spears & Arrows produced these short films about life during the pandemic.