Cinematographers Look at the Big Picture: Moviemaking and Moviegoing in the Covid Age

Patrick Gibbs

August 3, 2021

Whether you make movies or simply find that a darkened theater is your happy place, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of change and uncertainty. As film productions shut down, release dates jumped around all over the calendar, and theaters completely shut down for months, struggling to fill seats even now. Big openings for tentpole films such as Black Widow and F9: The Fast Saga notwithstanding, moviegoing is still not back to normal, and major productions are still ceasing almost daily due to positive COVID tests.

Whether you make movies or simply find that a darkened theater is your happy place, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of change and uncertainty. As film productions shut down, release dates jumped around all over the calendar, and theaters completely shut down for months, struggling to fill seats even now. Big openings for tentpole films such as Black Widow and F9: The Fast Saga notwithstanding, moviegoing is still not back to normal, and major productions are still ceasing almost daily due to positive COVID tests.