Thurston Community Media - Olympia, WA
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Studio A COVID-19 Protocols

Download a PDF with full details and  protocols here

All Department of Health COVID-19 mandates will be observed until further notice. TCMedia will follow all such requirements and will require any person who enters the TCMedia facility to observe the protocols stated here. These protocols are developed in an attempt to make use of the TCMedia studio as safe as possible for all concerned during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to monitor state and local Health Department mandates and recommendations and will operate in compliance with any requirements they issue.  TCMedia will add services and access to more facilities when we believe it to be safe to do so for our staff, guests, producers and friends. 

Beginning Saturday, May 15th, TCMedia will open Studio A on a limited basis to support studio productions. Edit suites are not available at this time.

Productions are by appointment only.  No walk-ins.  Appointments must be made at least 7 days in advance by calling TCMedia at 360-956-3100 Tuesday - Friday between 11am and 7pm. No online reservations will be available.

Appointments are 3-hour blocks, available on Thursdays between 4pm and 8pm and on Saturdays between 2pm and 6pm. 

Studio A occupancy is limited to five (5) people with overall building occupancy limited to twelve (12) including staff.

Studio A may be used with the studio equipment and Control Room A, or as a production space with portable equipment. 

Staff will set the studio lights, furniture and microphones before you arrive.  If you are using portable equipment, it will be in the room when you arrive. Producers are responsible for reserving the portable equipment they need and for setting it up when they arrive. 

Every person must sign-in and get a temperature check - a no contact thermometer is used.

Face coverings over the nose and mouth are required for every person entering the building. Hosts and guests may remove them during the recording. 

Control Room A - Staff Only:
TCMedia Staff will set the studio and turn on equipment and lights prior to each appointment. TCMedia staff will direct, switch and record your program, including any production elements submitted in advance. STAFF ONLY in Control Room A.  No exceptions. Producers must send information for and titles/credits/lower thirds, teleprompter scripts, still graphics or pre-recorded video packages they want to use at least 3 days in advance of the production. Staff will direct, switch and record your program until further notice. 

Post-production editing is the responsibility of the producer. If time allows after the prodution, TCMedia will transfer the program recording to the producer's hard drive. 

When TCMedia returns to full operations, producers will again be able to recruit and use their own volunteer crews and directors. 

Download a PDF with full details and  protocols here