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

Production Workshops and Safety

We believe that production and safety should go hand in hand. Knowing how to operate state-of-the-art gear safely and properly allows students to successfully achieve their artistic and educational goals. We offer various workshops for students throughout the year, including: Sony F3, Color Correction, Rigging I, Rigging II, Electricity, HMI’s, Panel Lights & Rifa Lights, Jib, and Steadicam.

VMA Equipment Workshops View Workshop Descriptions And Schedule

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. TRF provides support to these facilities with a skilled professional staff of 22 and more than 150 students.