I’m sure we all experienced the same emotions over the past weeks, disbelief, numb acceptance and a rising sense of concern as we obsessively check news feeds every few minutes.
I’ll be frank with you, I don’t really know whether to put on a brave face or give in to my worst fears. It strikes me that there are two aspects to getting through it, one about the physical realities of either working from home or not having any work at all, the second is how we deal with the fear that our loved ones will succumb to the disease, what it’s doing to our way of life and if it can ever be the same again.
I can’t pretend that we have any answers, and neither should we bluster on saying it’s business as usual when it’s anything but.
So we have decided to change tack slightly and focus on the community and people in and around cinematography. Our podcasts are going to be Skype interviews at home, just finding out what people have been working on, where they got up to when it all stopped, and how they are adapting to the new ‘normal’.
There will be some positive stories and undoubtedly some tough ones, we may not talk about cinematography at all in some of them, it’s all uncharted territory. But hopefully there is some solace to be had from continuing to talk to each other, even if it’s just swapping tips for staying sane at home.