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New green missions in France: Waste, Post-production and eco-bonus in funding

After our first profile in 2013 on French partner in green production Ecoprod, we are catching up with them at the beginning of the year to see what they have on the agenda. Green Film Making spoke with Joanna Gallardo, the new director of the Ile De France Film commission as well as the international delegate for Ecoprod. Already 8 years in existence, the consortium is comprised of several stakeholders who all contribute to the Ecoprod initiative equally through sharing tasks as well as financially. read more…

A mobile stand-alone solution on set: WATTSUN

In places without grid power, Wattsun offers a new solution: pop up power. Wattsun is revolutionary for off-grid energy needs. It is a portable, plug and play power supply that can be increased in capacity by stacking units. This makes Wattsun suitable for numerous applications, from charging camera batteries to supplying power for set lighting. To have continuous portable power available on any filming location will become a piece of cake!

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Concept & Productie : Alhambra     Art-Direction : Peggy de Bruin     Post-Productie : Jan Pieter Kaptein

Since it’s creation Green Film Making likes to share knowledge about producing sustainably. We try as best as we can to identify and showcase the alternatives that are already possible on set.  This was the message with which Els Rientjes attended the NFF Talentdag. A day for young and new filmmakers at the Dutch Film Festival. She showed the video above about transport [by Kasper Hoex, Alhambra Amsterdam], in which Green Film Making lists 8 tips that can make a big difference during production in terms of sustainability and cost reduction.

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Make-up, special make-up and SFX

For our research section this month we dive into the world of Make-up and Special Make-Up, departments that are vital for how actors eventually appear on screen. We visit Carolina Leenders of ‘Head Affairs’ who has done make-up and wigs for numerous well-known characters in film and television. Further we invite ourselves to Rob’s Propshop of Rob Hillenbrink, where you are at the right address for the real specialists work.

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