HDIC Coronavirus Response

4/8/2020 11:15 PM
HDIC Productions continues to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19.  At this time, we are still in an indefinite suspension of all in-person production activities.  Once we have a date that this suspension will end, we will update this page.

We'd like to remind you that any of our remote production activities are still available.  This includes remote video editing (multi-track music videos or self-shot videos, as examples), photo editing, and photo licensing.  We will soon have a new form to submit for these types of requests.  We also will  add more images onto our photo licensing website later this week (https://photosale.hdicproductions.com/).  We also have an extensive archive of photos from the past five years that we have available should you have specific needs.  Please continue to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to once again being able to capture your precious memories when this pandemic has entered into the rear-view mirror.  Please take good care of yourselves.
Enjoying spring from my front porch,
~Allen Howard
Operations Director, HDIC Productions


3/13/2020 10:45 pm
After further discussion with the already-scheduled clients and our photographers, we have decided to indefinitely suspend all photography operations.  Our other services remain available (video editing/cutting, photo requests, licensing, etc.).  While this suspension is indefinite, we are currently only planning for this suspension to exist through the end of April.  We encourage you to reach out for events that take place after April at your earliest convenience.
These are trying times for all.  Please take care of yourselves and please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Best,
~Allen Howard
Operations Director, HDIC Productions


3/12/2020 11:30 pm
As new information and guidelines have been release, our photography guidelines continue to develop.  At this time, all university-related photography has been cancelled through the end of current semesters at each of the respective universities.  This includes athletics, campus events, and graduation photography.  Large-event photography will also be cancelled or postponed per CDC/ACHD recommendations.  Any other personal photography will commence as scheduled unless otherwise contacted by your photographer.  You may continue to reach out to us with any concerns or if you'd like to cancel your session.
Should conditions change to where graduation photography can resume, an announcement will be made at that time.
We are deeply saddened that we will not be able to capture so many great memories through CMU Carnival, athletics, Pitt events, and graduations.  We look forward to next year to continue with these great traditions.
Sending warm thoughts to all those who need them,
~Allen Howard
Operations Director, HDIC Productions


3/11/2020 11:00 pm
HDIC Productions continues to monitor the situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is currently spreading throughout the United States and the entire world.  This situation is rapidly changing as new cases are confirmed and new restrictions are put in place by local governments and organizations.
At this time, we'd like to update you briefly on our plans as a group as to what should be expected by our clients.
Personal Photography
This category includes any person who has requested a shoot or any stand-alone organization.  This also currently includes graduation photography for seniors of the city's universities.  At this time, there are no changes on HDIC Productions' ability to complete the photo shoot.  If you or your organization believe it is in the best interest to protect yourselves to cancel the shoot, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.  HDIC Productions will work with you to either reschedule or cancel the photo shoot.
Campus Event Photography
With a lot of spring events coming up on college campuses around the city, a lot of people have requested different photo shoots at these events.  We will be following the respective university's guidelines to continue with the photo shoot or not.  We will reach out to any of our clients who have photo shoots pending to discuss any further details or changes that need to be made.
Athletic Photography
With new NCAA restrictions, HDIC Productions personnel will  work with university athletics departments to determine needs and restrictions regarding photography at athletic events.  At this time, there are no known changes to our photography schedule.  Please check the respective university's website for any further information.

Please know that HDIC Productions photographers and senior leadership continue to monitor the situation and meet regularly to discuss upcoming photo shoots.  In order to be fully transparent with our clients, we will release any updates as soon as we have them.  You can continue to check this page for updates.
In this time of uncertainty, please remember to take care of yourselves and those you love.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your photographer or to me directly at allen@hdicproductions.com.

Wishing you all the best,
~Allen Howard
Operations Director, HDIC Productions