VMA COVID-19 Production Safety Guidelines

The guidelines for filming, media making, and maneuvering on set and through classrooms and lab spaces will be very different than before and are outlined in this COVID-19 safety manual. A great deal of research went into compiling this manual from sources such as the State of Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the CDC, OSHA, various industry unions and guilds and from VMA’s own Safety Team and Emerson’s MTP staff. This manual is a fluid document and will be revised as new developments emerge over time. Please remember that safety is our responsibility as media makers whether it's related to COVID-19 or any other possible safety concerns. Pre-planning is the best way to mitigate any safety concerns on any set or project.

View the VMA COVID-19 Production Safety Guidelines

VMA Productions Blog

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VMA Production Portal

Production Portal is the online platform through which the students may complete their safety forms apply for Emerson on-campus production permits and submit their insurance certificate requests for all productions.

Please contact the production support team (Homa Sarabi) with any questions or concerns regarding the use of the portal.

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You can review production portal information or take a look at our instructional videos for accessing and using our Production Portal.

Emerson Production Facilities

Emerson College's Department of Media Technologies and Production (MTP) supports the Visual & Media Arts curriculum and the faculty and students with a wide array of video, audio, film, and new media facilities and equipment. MTP provides support to these facilities with a skilled professional staff of 22 and more than 150 students.