Jurassic World 3 required 40,000 COVID tests during filming. With the long-awaited sequel, safety was paramount. The public health crisis is still raging around the world and cases are increasing daily. The fact that Colin Trevorrow and his crew were able to finish the film with only a few setbacks is an amazing feat. Millions of dollars have been spent on unprecedented security protocols, including keeping the entire cast and crew in an isolated bladder.
Colin Trevorrow I looked back at the production over the weekend and realized, “I’m not sure I can put it into words. It was remarkable. Our crew and cast have been so resilient. All of the producers worked on it 24/7 to accomplish.” The best it can be. It was inspiring. “Within the 40,000 COVID-19 tests, only 0.25% came back positive, which equates to 100. Some of those were false positive and the others that were actually positive were sent back to quarantine.
Jurassic World: Dominion took 18 months to finish, and it was the first major movie to go back to work after the pandemic back in March this year. Universal hired the private medical facility called Your Doctor to handle the safety requirements of the entire production. The studio believes the COVID testing was the “backbone” of their safety protocols, which most likely made the cast and crew felt safe while working together again in such an uncertain time. Professional sports like basketball, soccer, and baseball have all figured out how to get back to work in a fairly safe bubble environment.
In addition to the 40,000 COVID tests, Universal set up a monitored “green zone” for the shooting as all cast members and crew members were temperature tested every day. “Two walk-in temperature test stations with a capacity of 1,000 crew members over two hours were built at each end of Pinewood Studios, and each test station had a compliment to doctors, nurses and isolation booths.” It seems that the studio didn’t cut corners in preparing Jurassic World: Dominion. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see what the cinematic landscape looks like when it comes time to release the film.
Universal is believed to have spent nearly $ 8 million on all security protocols for Jurassic World: Dominion. Colin Trevorrow makes it sound like they could all have a pretty good time while sticking together for so long. “We lived together, ate together, told stories, shared our fears and hopes, played Frisbee on the lawn … there was a lot of laughter when it was difficult to find things to laugh about,” explains Trevorrow. The director will next reconnect with his family before delving into the post-production process, which will likely take a long time. The deadline was the first to reveal the intense security measures that led to the creation of Jurassic World: Dominion during a pandemic.
Topics: Jurassic World 3, Jurassic Park
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