Covid-19 Protocols for Studio Access and Operations
Apex Post Production is currently in operation on our ADR and Mixing stages. As part of maintaining a safe work environment, and until further notice, we kindly request all clients to view our studio and facility protocols below and to also commit to the following actions in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19:
Wear a mask or face-cover when walking through the Second Line Stages facility.
Practice safe social-distancing and with the exception of Actors during live-recording sessions, wear a mask while inside the Apex Post Production recording studio, edit bays, and adjacent areas.
Please view our ADR DURING COVID video for a virtual visit to our ADR stage.
Apex Post Client Info and Protocols for ADR Sessions
As Apex Post Production is a tenant inside the Second Line Stages (SLS) studio complex, we ask all clients and employees to observe the SLS protocols* when inside and around the facility. Please contact us at or call 504-308-3430 to inquire about rates and/or to reserve session time in our ADR or Mix stages.
Street parking is available at no-cost in the neighborhood surrounding the building.
In order to reduce foot-traffic inside the lobby entryway, the garage roll-up door will remain open for Apex clients before and after scheduled sessions as well as during breaks. Until further notice, please use this entryway rather than the main lobby entrance when arriving for an ADR session. An Apex employee will meet you upon arrival at the entryway and direct you to the side-entrance of the ADR recording stage. Entry signs are clearly posted and the doors will be propped open.
As you walk through the open doorway, self-scan your temperature, and apply the facility wristband before entering the ADR booth. New masks, gloves, alcohol wipes and hand sanitizers are available for your use. After you enter the ADR booth, one of our team will close the doors behind you. The ADR booth, headphones, microphones, surfaces and instruments will have been sterilized using an EPA certified cleaning solution, UV-C lights, and a HEPA filtered air purifier before and after each scheduled. *Per SAG recommendations, we reserve 30 minutes between actor sessions for this cleaning process.
Once inside the booth, an employee will close the door behind you. Please position yourself in front of the pre-adjusted music stand and boom mic. Securely place the small lavalier mic on your chest area by attaching the mic-clip to your clothing. Place the headphones on, turn off your cell-phone, and we’re ready to go!
Actors Exit and Document Signing:
When finished recording, please remove the clip-on mic and place carefully on the music stand. We will prop open all doors for you to leave through the same path you entered. Please sign any contracts or Ex G paperwork on your way out. We provide and identify clean pens for this purpose. If paper contracts are required, they will have been printed and handled by Apex employees wearing latex rubber gloves. If contracts are available ahead of time to actors and they wish to bring their own copy, please sign and leave in the document basket on your way out.
SLS provides bathrooms in the first-floor lobby entry area. Please wear a mask while walking through the lobby area. Please also use latex gloves or an alcohol wipe (provided) when touching door handles.
Food and Drinks:
Apex Post typically provides water and light snacks to clients. Due to the CV pandemic we can no longer provide food items to actors but we will place fresh water bottles, cleaned with alcohol wipes and/or UVC lights, in the booth prior to an actor’s arrival. *For sessions lasting longer than 2 hours with any single actor, please contact us to coordinate accommodations regarding food, if needed.
Unfortunately, we will not allow client guests or others to wait, monitor, or direct the session from inside the main control room/mix stage. If another person is required to be in attendance, please plan to either sit in the ADR booth with the actor (actor permitting) or contact us at least one-day before the session about other possible arrangements. Actors, as well as guests, will be required to submit the self-test form. *We strongly encourage remote direction sessions exclusively at this time.
Notes re cleanliness and sanitation:
Apex employees will wear facemasks at all times and will remain distanced 6ft from actors. We ask for your cooperation and assistance in maintaining this distance.
Hand sanitizer, medical masks, alcohol wipes and air disinfectant will be available near entry/exit doors and inside the booth at all times.
UVC lamps and HEPA filtered air filtration systems are used to sterilize the ADR room, ADR room surfaces, headphones, microphones and other instruments before and after each actor session. Although the UVC lamps will be turned off prior to the actor’s arrival, please know that UV light (typically a blueish color) can be harmful if shined directly into the eyes or onto bare skin.
ADR Booth and corridor surfaces, door handles, pens and pencils are cleaned regularly with alcohol wipes throughout each day and before and after each person works in the ADR/VO booth.
At the start, end, and on a regular basis throughout each workday all studio spaces without UVC lights or HEPA filters will be sprayed with sanitizer and allowed to fully settle before actors arrive for their session. Surfaces, door handles, and instruments in these areas will also be cleaned with alcohol wipes at the start and end of each work day.
Apex Post Employee Protocols
All employees are expected to practice self-distancing when at or away from the studio.
All employees must self-report any at-risk health conditions prior to coming to work at Apex Post Production.
All employees must self-report any known exposures to Covid-19 diagnosed or symptomatic individuals occurring within 10 days of coming to work. If exposed within 10 days, employee must be tested, self-isolate, and not come to work until clearing a 10-day negative Covid-test period. All employees are encouraged to follow community guidelines for limiting exposure to others and reducing the spread of Covid-19.
All employees must self-report any adverse health conditions or symptoms consistent with Covid-19 to their supervisors immediately upon feeling or learning of such conditions or symptoms.
All employees must join in efforts while at work to reduce contamination and increase sanitation of all studio areas and surfaces as described in the Apex Post Client Protocols above.
Apex Post Entry and Exit Map Diagram
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COVID-19 Policies and Procedures:
We are committed to maintaining a safe and clean work environment now more than ever. Before entering our campus, we ask that you please take a moment to read our COVID-19 policies and procedures.
A mask must be worn at all times on campus.
Diligent hand-washing is strongly encouraged.
Please maintain 6 ft of distance from others on campus.
Please do not enter campus if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Please do not enter campus if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, or temperature of 100.6 or above.
Signage has been posted in the office buildings, please mind the instructions, especially our elevator policy that limits one passenger.
Second Line Stages Wellness Questionnaire
Below is a link to a private Google Form that we require every visitor to fill out before being granted access to our campus. Upon successful completion of the wellness form and temperature reading, you will be given a colored coded bracelet that will allow you to access the campus for this day only.