Guidelines for Reopening Learning Video Production – “STAY SAFE” from COVID 19

To help improve the safety and well-being of our clients, actors, crew, and location employees, Learning Carton has adopted the following guidelines for reopening learning video productions to continue our field and studio/office work. The guidance is based upon and will follow the CDC, state, and local guidelines.

To record learning video that meets objectives and looks great, Learning Carton requires that everyone involved agrees to these guidelines.

Guidelines for reopening learning video by learning carton

Remote encouraged:

  • Every effort will be made to offer the client remote monitoring of the production.
    • The use of Zoom or Google Meet is encouraged to reduce travel.
  • Producers will remote in to assist with production whenever possible.

Clients, crew, actors, and employees at the location should:

  • Avoid work if symptomatic (dry cough, sneezing, fever)
  • Agree to have their temperatures taken by an infrared thermometer.
    • If anyone presents an elevated temperature or symptoms, they must leave the recording session and return home.
  • Maintain a distance of six feet or more at all times.
  • Wear a protective mask that aligns with CDC guidelines at all times. (Actors may remove their masks only for the period of performance time.)
  • Practice safe hygiene behaviors:
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or a “dab
    • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after meals.
  • Avoid personal greetings that involve touching.
  • Ride separately to and from the location.


  • All equipment will be sanitized prior to arrival on site.
  • The number of people who handle gear will be limited.
    • Ideally, each crew member should handle their own gear if possible.
    • Clients will not be permitted to assist with or handle any gear.
  • Every effort will be made to use a boom microphone for audio recording.
    • If a lavalier mic is required, fully sanitized equipment will be used.
  • All surfaces and props will be sanitized during staging.
  • The number of people who handle the props will be limited.
  • All surfaces and props will be sanitized at the end of the day.
  • All equipment will be sanitized upon completion of the recording day.


Dedication to “Stay Safe”

Our guidelines for reopening learning video production were designed to help us all “Stay Safe.” Learning Carton is dedicated to helping you to film, edit, and produce your learning video content. Wellness (yours and ours) is our number one priority! We will continue to monitor the guidance of our federal, state, and local health officials so that we all “Stay Safe” while making great learning video content. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines for reopening learning video production, please contact

Helpful Links

Ohio Department of Health – Coronavirus
COVID-19 Updates – California Department of Public Health
Information on Novel Coronavirus – New York State Public Health
CDC (COVID-19) – Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Learn more from Learning Carton

Are you brand new to the “video for learning” world? Consider reviewing my four-part series, Video for Learning Fundamentals:

Part 1: The Case for Video
Part 2: We Need Learning Video Production Skills
Part 3: 5 Phases of Video Production for Learning
Part 4: The Glossary of Learning Video Terms

Do you know the 6 Types of Learning Video?

Do you need more help learning about what you should do before you show up for a video shoot? Check out my The Ultimate Checklist for Learning Video Pre-production

Looking to improve your learning video scriptwriting skills? Check out these six posts that will help you be more efficient and process-oriented.

Part 1: Scriptwriting for Learning
Part 2: The Writing Process for Learning Videos
Part 3: 4 Must-Have Skills for Writing Scripts for Learning
Part 4: 5 Best Practices as a Learning Video Scriptwriter
Part 5: 3 Learning Video Storytelling Formulas
Part 6: The Mindset for Writing Learning Videos


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