DP, Producer, Video Journalist
Downey produces, films, and directs for a variety of outlets from commercial to documentary, television and film. His work has appeared on The New York Times, Channel 4 ITN, VICE, BBC Four, BBC Two, BBC World, PBS, CNN, Rolling Stone, NBC, and other broadcast, print, online and theatrical outlets.
NFS Score 81 (Freshman)
Article Comment – Steven Soderbergh Will Head the Safety Committee to Reopen Hollywood Productions 3 years ago
For doc shoots and news (just wrapped one for BBC following medics picking up COVID-19 patients), we're using N95 masks, gloves, and social distancing (good to have a nice zoom lens!). Though, all my bigger shoots have been put on hold indefinitely that requires crew flying in from the U.K. or U.S. Some commercial clients have gotten creative with requests shooting in your home.
But as of right now it looks like the only way a production would be safe to do is if everyone involved tested for the antibodies to COVID-19, then no one would be at risk of infection or being a vector. Masks and distancing for big productions just doesn't seem like it would work at the moment.