Video Production during Covid-19. Remote video capture.

Video Production during Covid-19

As we all adjust to this new world, True Life Media is working on ways to create video production during Covid-19 for clients who are also adapting. In an effort to continue making great, compelling content, we’re now doing more virtual tours, remote captures, and livestreams. We can also create more content using animation, graphics and voiceover. There are many ways to tell a story and we love the challenge of making your story using a variety of tools.

Video Production during-COVID-19. Remote Video Capture- True Life Media


We’re working hard to learn ways to make our video production during Covid-19 as safe as possible. Here are a few tips we’ve gleaned from major production houses as well as Hollywood sets.

  • Disinfect gear and other surfaces.
  • Serve only individually wrapped food and drinks.
  • Use smaller, essential-crew-only sets.
  • Maintain a safe distance between crew members.
  • Sending live video feeds to clients so they can participate as if they were on set.
  • Transition to remote editing, color grading and audio mixing


We continue to work on creative ways to get our clients’ content out and create compelling video production during Covid-19.

  • On-Set Live Review:  Clients are able to virtually be on set and give virtual feedback and direction.
  • Live streaming:  Clients are able to use video conferencing software and other tools to share messages with more folks instantly.
  • Post Production:  We can utilize existing material, including footage from previous videos as well as stock footage
  • Animation:  Using graphics, animation, and voiceover we can tell a great story
  • Remote Review:  As always our clients can review projects during post production virtually from any location.
  • Essential-Crew Only:  We have scaled our productions to fit guidelines for public gatherings.
  • Exterior locations: We’re able to move indoor shoots like green screen and interviews to exterior locations to maintain safe parameters
  • Remote capture: We can utilize remote capture software to assist our clients in producing videos that we can then edit and assemble.
  • Virtual tours: We’re helping customers show-off their spaces using virtual tours through their physical locations
  • COVID Customer Assurance: We’re creating work to help assuage clients’ customer-base that they’re still operating and present
criterion collection

Criterion Collection: An Unmarried Woman

Maria Menounos Branded Content

Branded Content for Purina

In the early fall we had the opportunity to produce some branded content for Purina brands and to benefit a great cause. Featuring television personality, Maria Menounos, the videos we created helped benefit both Safe Voices (a domestic violence shelter) in Maine as well as the Purple Leash Project. A few of Maine’s local news teams did some videos on the project and now People picked up the story. We enjoyed the opportunity to work with Maria as well as the Purina team and their agency and we got to create some fantastic branded content as well as social media video.

Promotional Video for Maine Tool Library

We loved being able to give back a little to Portland Maine by assisting the Maine Tool Library with this short promotional video. The Tool library helps renters and homeowners alike borrow tools for a small subscription fee. It is a volunteer-run tool lending library in Portland, Maine. When folks subscribe to the tool library, they join the MTL team.

Branded Content for LLBean

We had a great time shooting some branded content for Maine outdoor brand giant, LLBean along with branding giant, Jack Morton this summer. What better way to spend a few days in summer than with the BootMobile?

NGO Video

HealthRight NGO Video

We’re excited to be working with HealthRight to create an NGO video that highlights some of their work in Uganda. HealthRight is one of very few global health non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with the ability to deliver integrated health solutions that address mental health for the most vulnerable populations. They support holistic health programming in Burundi, Kenya, Nepal, Uganda, Ukraine, the United States and Vietnam. We’ll be producing work for a few of their markets as they continue to grow.

Gun Violence

We don’t usually do this much in this space, but I’m encouraging anyone who supports us to support this GoFundMe created by our friend, Gloucester, MA author and book dealer, Greg Gibson to help educate about gun violence and its long-lasting effect on survivors. We volunteered our time to create the video for the campaign and the PSA (created by filmmaker Mark Davis) can be viewed here. Please donate if you can and also check out

Portland Press Herald profiles Good News

We were pleased to chat with Dennis Perkins from the Portland Press Herald for a short article about our film, Good News– made with Caroline Losneck. The piece details our experience in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland as we talked with our subject, Edgar Gatto about making the film.

The Intercept: Bernie Sanders + Naomi Klein

The Intercept presented us with a unique opportunity to work up close and personal with Senator Bernie Sanders and renowned author and activist, Naomi Klein this weekend at the Sanders Institute’s The Gathering in Burlington, Vermont. It was very compelling to hear Mr. Sanders and Ms. Klein discuss the affect of climate change on our changing world among other pressing topics. Also had an opportunity to chat with filmmaker Avi Lewis (husband to Ms. Klein). Quite an inspiring group of folks to work with!

Ranked Choice Voting | Washington Post

We got a chance to produce some work for The Washington Post in a report on Ranked Choice Voting in Maine. We followed Jared Golden in Bangor, Maine as he toured the streets and chatted with small business owners and constituents. Caroline Losneck conducted the interviews as we chatted with residents of the area as well as Mr. Golden himself.