The restrictive measures adopted during the coronavirus emergency have caused substantial slowdowns in film productions. However, not all sectors had to stop, taking advantage of the technological possibilities to work remotely.
Some film productions, for instance, have been able to reinvent themselves. That is the case of Daniele Vicari’s film Il Giorno e la notte, whose filming began last month with an unusual remote direction allowed by remote technologies and the distribution of Kits to shoot, to the crew. The film, produced by Minollo Film, has exploited the crisis in its favour: the isolation condition caused by a health emergency, will itself be the theme of Il Giorno e la notte.
Other film productions of the supply chain, however, did not have difficulties as they were already accustomed to work remotely.
This is the case of the animation and special effects industry which, on one side had to stop the production of live action films and TV series, and, on the other side, took advantage of the animators’ habit of working remotely and in isolation. Among the animated films that continue the production, The Guardian mentions SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, Paw Patrol: The Movie, Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon and The Boss Baby 2.