Filming starts again on Shortland Street

New Zealand’s longest-running soup Shortland Street is back filming.

Filming in Level 2 will look sligthly different for actors and camera operators.

The number of extra actors will be cut and they’ll be only a bare number of crew in the room, operating cameras from two metres away.

Actors have also been allocated separate dressing rooms, and they can only use the makeup room one at a time.

Some storylines have also had to have been re-written. However, these have been kept secret.

During lockdown level 4, Shortland Street cut down from five episodes to three a week. This was because the show is only filmed two months in advance, so the decision was made in order to “stretch out” the episodes to make them last.

Shortland Street started on 25th May 1992. It is in its 29th season and is approach 7000 episodes.

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