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We have implemented all LA County Reopening Protocol for in-studio recording sessions and beyond. Our unique ADR stage is directly accessible through a private entrance, allowing talent to move from car to microphone without any physical contact with studio staff; both the ADR stage and engineer's mix stage use independent ventilation systems, so no air is shared between rooms; and all bookings are staggered to allow the stage to be opened to fresh air and thoroughly sanitized prior to each session. Clients are welcome to join sessions remotely via Source-Connect, Zoom, Skype, or phone patch.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:  Individual Voiceover Recording

1.  Recording from Home Studios

  • Performers may record from home.

  • Our loaner equipment for home use is fully disinfected prior to using and is delivered masked, gloved and distanced by an employee.

  • Our staff provides technical support.

2.  Entrance Protocol

  • Everyone entering the studio (Employees and Talent) are to follow studio protocol regarding responding to a health questionnaire and temperature checks.

  • Everyone entering the studio must wear a mask.  If someone arrives without one, disposable masks are available free of charge. Performers can remove their mask only when they are alone in the recording booth during the session.

  • Temperature check must be within acceptable limits (not to exceed 100.4°). If the temperature screen is greater than acceptable limits or symptoms are reported, they will be directed to return home until medically cleared to return to work.

  • Hands must be sanitized (75% alcohol hand sanitizer will be available)​. Sanitizer dispensers are in the Voice Booth, Control Room, and entryway.

  • Social/Physical Distancing of 6 feet is required.

  • Clean pens, pencils and markers are provided.

  • Only essential personnel are permitted to attend On-Site sessions. Essential personnel include:

    o Our audio Staff

    o (1) Performer

    o (1) Representative from the project (Director/Producer/Rep)

    o (1) Additional project personnel or person accompanying talent, if necessary.

  • Remote connections such as Zoom, Skype, Source Connect, etc. are available and encouraged.

  • Sessions/Performers will be scheduled with time in-between for cleaning with disinfectants and UVC lamps, etc.

3.  Screening Questions

  • Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition? Fever or chills • Cough • Diarrhea • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Congestion • Muscle or body aches • Recent loss of taste or smell • Headache • Sore throat • Nausea or vomiting                   

  • Within the past 14 days, have you had contact with anyone that you know had COVID-19 or COVID-like symptoms? Contact is being 6 feet (2 meters) or closer for more than 15 minutes with a person, or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19

  • Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?

  • Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

  • Is there any reason why you feel you are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 or experiencing complications from COVID-19 by entering the facility?

4.  Sanitation

  • Disposable, disinfecting wipes containing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved disinfectant, will be used so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down before each use. These areas include: All voiceover and audio booths • Pop filters • Light switches • Volume controls • Headphones and their wires • All restroom facilities. • All common area surfaces that could come in contact with individuals. • Writing instruments used for signing documents. • Equipment, including script stands and monitor. • Used disposable microphone and headphone covers that can be thrown away after each session.

  • Performers are allowed to use their own individual equipment, including but not limited to headphones, pop filters, tablets, etc., and should provide prior notice to the studio of their intention to do so.

  • Performers can request equipment sanitization be conducted in their presence to ensure the workspace is sanitized.

  • All food items are individually wrapped. All applicable local health department food handling regulations must be followed.

  • A UV light is used to disinfect the air, electronic equipment, or other surfaces that are not conducive to using disinfectant wipes or sanitizing spray. These surfaces include, but not limited to: Microphones • Keyboards • Headphones • Mouse • Script (paper)

  • Sanitation stations, hand sanitizer, and tissues are visible and readily available in all areas of the recording studio.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissue is not available, cough/sneeze into elbow and immediately wash hands or use hand sanitizer.

  • Pop filter, wind screen, and foam pop filter over microphone – sanitize and replace after sessions. It is preferable to leave drying and allow any virus to die.

  • Portable air filtration units are to be strategically placed as close as possible to the point of aerosol generation.

  • All scripts will be on screen and not printed. If on screen is not possible, individual personal  disposable copies will be provided and not shared or reused.

  • HVAC systems have been adjusted according to recommendations.

  • Records of sanitization and air filtration procedures are available to performers or SAG-AFTRA upon request.

5.   Physical Distancing

  • All holding areas accommodate six-foot spacing of seating front to back and side to side with adequate ventilation and conditioned air as appropriate to the weather.

  • Physical space between performers and studio staff to a minimum of six feet. No studio staff are permitted to be closer to performers  unless the nature of the activity requires them to do so and the staff person is wearing  appropriate PPE.

  • Contact with studio staff and fellow performers must be minimized throughout the day.

  • No physical contact including shaking hands or hugging – even fist/elbow bumps are not allowed.

  • All recording sessions will be conducted with each performer in an individual isolation booth.

  • Masks must be worn at all times unless talent is in the VO booth by themselves and performing on the microphone.

  • Clients, director, or other staff besides the engineer can remotely connect into the session.

  • Studio will stagger start times of sessions so that talent are not arriving at the same time.

  • Meals should be eaten away from the recording studio.

Point of Blue Studios' North Hollywood facility is an LA city-centric option for ADR and Voice-Over recording during these unprecedented times. Our unique studio design provides clients and talent an isolated, contact-less solution for recording professional-quality ADR and Voice-Over without interruption due to Covid-19. Our goal is to get you and your team in and out of our full-service studio as swiftly as possible while maintaining the highest level of quality and safety standards.



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