Updated on September 1st, 2020
is an award-winning creative studio that focuses on producing visuals - from idea to execution. We like to refer to ourselves as a family of goofballs and intellectuals that live and breathe our crafts. And as uncertain as these times are, we were built for this.
As a specialist, non-union production studio, having a nimble and resourceful approach is what got us started in the first place. Skeleton crews with everybody wearing multiple hats was the go-to. Now, it’s the only option and we’re okay with that. Less is more, right?
What follows will provide you with the information on how we are adapting to the ever changing landscape of the pandemic, from production guidelines for safety measures to creative strategy due to restrictions.
Safety is our number one priority, and we want you to see us as a valuable and responsible resource while collaborating. We have been staying up to date with the AICP and CDC guidelines and commit to releasing an updated deck at the beginning of each month to keep you informed on how we at ALTO
are adapting to the current situations.
We are continuously thinking of new ways to tell stories and create for you. Stay healthy and reach out to me personally if you want to chat further. Andres O'Beirne, Founder
As a team we’re doing everything possible to maximize safety on set. As the recommendations for COVID-19 are changing daily, we plan to implement the following safety precautions in order to most effectively minimize risk of exposure. Sanitation
All areas on set will be regularly cleaned and sanitized throughout production. Sanitation products such as hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be readily available for frequent use on set. Hand-washing areas, if applicable, will be designated at the beginning of production verbally and with signage.Social Distancing
All common areas will accommodate 6 feet of space between cast and crew to ensure. The number of individuals on set will be limited to the essential crew and cast to reduce the risk of possible exposure.Health Check
All cast and crew will be require to answer questions about their health (recent symptoms of COVID-19 related) before coming on set. All members must pass the check in order, including a contactless temperature check, to be present at production.
-PRODUCTION APPROACH | Shoot Small
Over the years, we’ve learned that shooting with a small crew and a lean approach is our bread and butter. Not only is everyone more hands-on, but those are the projects where everyone’s passion is totally present too.Skeleton Crew
By using small teams of 1-3 people, we can make sure original content is captured safely while following our COVID-19 production safety guidelines. Our approach is to capture content in a documentary like style with simple setups that only require a small team.Directors who Shoot & Edit
Yeah our directors are that badass. Our roster knew how to use a camera and the entire Creative Cloud Suite before they could talk. Just kidding, but they did grow up in the digital revolution and have had their fair share of shooting and editing projects themselves. Big crews are great, but our team has always taken some pride in being versatile individuals across multiple disciplines.Creative
Especially right now, the creative dictates all. We must be practical to develop concepts that are realistic within the limitations of COVID-19. This doesn’t mean a worse project, it just means being smarter when beginning to develop one. Here are some quick tips on how to be smart about approaching the creative: favor exterior locations, focus on private locations, think of ideas that can be achieved with a small crew, try to keep the talent count low, minimize travel.Case Study: Palm | Live Outside the Screen
View StudyCase Study: Live Fast
Our post department has full edit, color and sound capabilities. Using these resources we can use the following approached to create content for you:
Archival or Licensed Footage
There’s a lot of footage out there. Although it may never be the same as creating our own content, with the right creative approach we can achieve nearly the same result. Whether you want to repurpose archived footage or want to dive into licensing footage, we got you.Design-Focused
By pairing existing content with designs and graphics, we can achieve amazing results projects without having to shoot anything.
Case Study: nice as heck. | Botany Club View Study
We love owning equipment. From camera packages to lighting setups, it always lets us have more flexibility in our productions. And in this case, a direct supply chain with significantly less hands getting on the gear. -
We appreciate your continued support :)