Guidelines for Producers during COVID-19

Starting July 20, 2020, Amherst Media will be open for limited hours for editing and studio use by members.

Editing desks will be available to member producers from 1:00- 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • You must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance, no walk-ins.
  • Reservations should be made by email, info@amherstmedia.org
  • Only two editing desks will be available, and only one person may work at each desk

The studio and control room will be available Monday- Friday by reservations only.

  • You must schedule a week in advance
  • 24 hour is required for cancellation
  • No more than 2 people at a time in the control room.
  • Only one guest is allowed for each shoot
  • Host and guest must remain six feet apart during filming. They are not required to wear masks during filming, but they must wear them before and after
  • Small Studio is allowable for solo show
  • Back room is limited to host and one guest

Equipment pick-up and checkout will now be 1:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

  • Members must call ahead or email to reserve the equipment
  • Members must let staff know when they will be at the station for pick-up
  • Equipment will be waiting inside inner door, ring bell, once door is open member, must be wearing a mask, can pick-up and confirm all signed out equipment is present .  Sign-out form will be there for checking and signing.
  • Return time for equipment must be upheld by members

Field Production

  • Please call well in advance of your shoot to ensure that equipment will be available.
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Remain 6 feet from all participants
  • Wear gloves or bring hand sanitizer
  • Use camera mounted condenser, or handheld (producer). If a table top mic is necessary use the short boom.
  • Please get as much information regarding your shoot as possible so that staff can help you to be prepared.
  • If safety protocols are not being met then you should leave the production site.