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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheater & Acting · 2 months ago

Are actors still acting during Covid-19?

I was wondering because I was watching this show and there’s a new episode every Sunday. Are actors still acting?

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    In the UK some are, but only when they can observe the social distancing rules.  That's obviously very difficult.  Most of the shows currently on TV were filmed months ago.

    • Tina
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      2 months agoReport

      I have just done a short film in which none of the participants met each other in the flesh - it was all done via Zoom. But there is a limit to what zoom can do.

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  • 1 month ago

    In Albuquerque, New Mexico, most everything is shut down. I have, however, seen a few calls outside of New Mexico for plays that are going to use Zoom.

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  • 1 month ago

    yes they are okay okay okay

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, they are doing so via zoom and other online resources.   

    TV shows may have had several episodes in post production before the shut down and are airing them now.  

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  • 2 months ago

    The number has been greatly reduced.  Most live theaters are closed by shut down orders.  Many movies have shut down production.  As have the majority of TV shows.

    Once the movie theaters reopen, it will be interesting because there are not going to be much for them to show.  No one is currently making any movies. Expect to see a lot of releases and old time movie marathons.  

    The next TV season is also going to have limited shows and probably a lot more reruns and specials that they can film quickly.

    There is still some "acting being down.  Some "voice work" is still being done because it can be done in an isolated sound booth with only one person present and a tech outside the booth doing the recording.  (Same with some music recording.)  But even that is limited because studies are not doing the animation.

    There are still some movies in production, but those are usually cheap, non-union and done in defiance of stay at home orders.  Or in countries that do not have such orders.

    But like everything else, the "acting" business is pretty much shut down.

    Because there is post-production that works that has to be done (editing, sound, special effects, etc.) most TV shows are filmed three or more months before they go on the air.  Some movies finish their filming a year or more before the films reach the theaters.  What you are seeing was filmed prior to the shut downs.

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  • sam
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    I think some are doing play readings over zoom and other online platforms, which people can listen into as an audience. 

    Movies and TV shows were filmed in advance of all this, so they can still release episodes that you haven’t seen yet. 

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  • larry1
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    No, and many are going out of business. But Covid-19 has only been with us 2 1/2 months, so the shows your seeing now were made last year to be shown this Spring. It's next Spring there'll be no shows as none will be made this year. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. Hollywood is shutdown too. It is not possible to social distance when shooting a TV show or Hollywood movie. Even shows like late night comedy shows and morning news shows are being shot from homes of the hosts. .

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  • 2 months ago

    Most shows are made well in advance of their airing, so those were probably already produced before this whole mess. Production of shows and movies probably had to go on hold like everything else.

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