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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. Sharing knowledge becomes easier when the dialogue happens as directly as possible. All tips and information is welcome. Do you have something to share? Did you have an approach on set that could be useful for others? Let us know! Send an email to info@greenfilmmaking.com with pictures, videos and more. We will publish and promote your examples through our platform. Many thanks and see you soon! This is how Green Film Making shared material and tips in the past, with Zena Harris of Green Spark Group in Vancouver (Motion picture industry sustainable production consulting, news, and video production) resulting in this video:...

Looking back at the workshop ‘Sustainability on location’ (22nd of May)

What do you get if you stick sustainable entrepreneurs with their products, location managers and film producers together in one room? Good ideas about how you can collaborate to make the filmmaking process on location more sustainable! Exactly what Els Rientjes had envisioned when she organised a workshop on Friday the 22nd of May with ‘sustainability on location’ as it’s central theme. This workshop was a continuation of the previous event ‘Sustainable production in practice’ that had taken place on the 19th of March. Visiting ‘Locatiewerk’ Place of action: the premises of ‘Locatiewerk’ owned by Tijn Heerkens, who was also present as a speaker on the 19th of March. For a while now Tijn has had several energy saving products on offer, such as the location van/trailer ‘Skyliner’ and the ‘WC-flex’. Both products are easy to relocate, energy efficient and have low water usage, which make them smart and efficient alternatives for the more traditional location facility vehicles and the classic Dixi porta-potty. The invited producers Ron Groenewoud (Ron Groenewoud Film), Daniel Aiss (ALP) and Niek Teunissen (Umami Media) inspected and assessed the product range of ‘Locatiewerk’ and besides this, Els had invited several other entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative equipment to the film industry. GreenBattery: a mobile battery trailer ‘I am definitely planning to start using what I have seen today’, said Ron Goenewoud at the end of the day. What did he see? The GreenBattery for example. This mobile battery is a smart replacement for the engine-generator and is already being used at music festivals. Daniel Aiss and Niek Teunissen are also enthusiastic and would like to take...

Online ‘How to Green you Film Production (so far)’ Guide – Now in updated reprint!

Back in the summer of 2013, the Green Film Making Project developed and published the first sustainable production guide for the Dutch film industry: How to Green Your Film Production (so far). Created in collaboration with professional working filmmakers, and participants of the Green Film Making Project, the guide was developed to assist filmmakers and other audiovisual professionals who wanted to be more sustainable with the production of their films, commercials, and music videos. At this point (and almost one year after the original publication!) the guide has been published in a new, improved, updated and reprinted version. Download the 2014 reprint of the How to Green Your Film Production (so far) guide here. The overarching theme and message of the new guide remains the same as the older one, and is still completely relevant: the shift to green filmmaking within the Dutch film industry is a process that is not only defined by incorporating environmental awareness, but also through the harnessing of innovation, and more efficient work methods. The ‘so far’ part of the guide’s title, is still in full force as well, as sustainable development within the Dutch film industry is an ongoing process; fueled by evolving best practices, increasing professional experiences, and ongoing critical moments. GFMP project leader Chai Locher asserts that while the older version of the guide is still relevant, it does not include inputs on the more recent progress made regarding sustainable film production. To add to that, the number of experienced production professionals working in greener ways has also dramatically increased. Producer Gijs Kerbosch, and Eco Manager Lynn Koppen of 100% Halal Productions are just one...

Sustainability Success: Go Paperless and Problem-Free with new ‘Dramatify’ Production App

Sustainably minded filmmakers already know that paper on-set is unnecessary and harmful to the environment, and they have been finding ways of using digital platforms to eliminate the need for production print-outs. Enter ‘Dramatify’: the practical production tool that saves you money, time, and resources. This Swedish start-up had it’s international launch at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and now allows productions to push the ‘paperless’ idea even further. As a user-friendly online application, ‘Dramatify’ streamlines all production communications and administrations via mobile, tablet and browsers devices. This approach not only saves on paper and administration costs, but workflow throughout the entire production can also become more efficient: important information can be shared, accessed, and edited in real-time, from one place. Want to know more about how ‘Dramatify’ can improve your set? Read more about how it works to save budget $$$ and production resources here: ‘Dramatify’ was presented to the international film industry during this year’s Cannes International Film Festival . Creator Annika Lidne was present to introduce the ‘Dramatify’ website: a fully responsive site, that is accessible via tablet, computer, and smartphone. This tool allows crew members to stay up-to-date on relevant news, or the state of affairs during production. Through this platform, pertinent production information can be easily be exchanged, at any given moment, in a multitude of directions. A few of the new and more specific on-set possibilities provided by ‘Dramatify’ are: – creating, editing and sharing storyboards – digital script editing , and distribution – online sharing of different call sheets for different crews – communication platforms via a messenger board, and newsfeeds; managing and...

Golf Carts on set just aint cool no more…

Our friends, sustainably minded product developers Waarmakers have teamed up with Dutch Inholland Composietenlab in Delft to create their latest design. The lab brought together 65 students, 11 teachers, 10 companies and 20 professionals, to make this innovative masterpiece! Say hello to Be.e, the most sustainable scooter in the entire world! Driving electric isn’t new of course, but Be.e takes it to the next level. Drivers of the Be.e sit on a beautiful bio-composite frame. Bio-what? A mix of Dutch flax and natural resins. 100% natural, extremely strong and lightweight. It’s the first vehicle on the market that’s made out of these exciting and high quality sustainable materials. In other words: a revolution in vehicle land! Imagine if all cars in The Netherlands would be made with a bio-composite construction, it would mean a reduction of 1.08 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Wow! The scooter will be on the market soon so you can test it out yourself. And we think it would be a great tool to transport goods and actors across sets –...

Solar Cinema goes worldwide

‘It could be so easy!’ is one of the statements that The Dutch company Solar Cinema wants to embody. Solar Cinema, is a mobile cinema van powered by, you guessed it, solar energy! The van has solar panels on its roof which can be loaded during daytime and power screenings afterwards. They also Robes de mariée rent their solar system to different festivals and initiatives in Holland and abroad. Image: Michel Boulogne Accessible & very mobile Prins founded the Solar Cinema in 2006 because she wanted to create a system that enabled her to screen films in an accessible and entertaining way for a broad audience. At the same time she shows how easy it can be to make the film industry more sustainable. She came across the idea after noticing a company in England that used a converted car trailer as a solar cinema system.Robes de mariée a-line Prins thought this was a brilliant idea and using her van made things even easier and mobile. She also tried using natural gas and an electric driven car, but both options were not sufficient for her goals. Worldwide ambitions Solar Cinema has worldwide ambitions and is already working with partners in Chili, Uruquay, Mexico and Brasil – every country has its own mobile cinemas driving around. Since there were not that many cultural events in Latin America yet compared to West-Europe, her concept caught on fast and became a huge success. The fact that there are a lot of places without electricity made the choice Viruses single but kamagra online soaps – the hair. Glad viagra cialis levitra trial pack...