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New wave of filmmaking: building sets to be permanent, not disposable

Irene Cortes’ unique and budding approach to filmmaking aims to positively contribute to shooting locations through the building of real sets, that can be used by real people; long after the shooting phase is completed. Her efforts have brought her to the realization of 3E Studios, a production group that pivots from the concept of building permanent film sets. In effect, 3E works to create impactful feature films that also benefit ecology, & the local environments in which they are shot. Her latest film is set in a futuristic ecological utopia. And she is going to build it in real life. Wow. Read more below. [photo: nowhereherenow.com,rendering for geodesic domes that behave as both a film set,& solar plant in Tubao, La Union] Irene Cortes has been a filmmaker for 18 years,and with much experience in traditional production practice, she now strives to bring in a new approach to the whole process. And, she intends to draw on the immense pool of talent & creativity found within the film industry, to change the way we look at filmmaking. For the past four years, Irene has been musing on the possibilities of marrying cinematic set building with vernacular architecture; a type of architecture that reflects the environmental, cultural, technological, and historical context in which it exists. Irene identifies this alternative approach to filmmaking as a a new wave of production called “building film”, which finds a home in her current film production project entitled Nowhere Here Now. She describes Nowhere Here Now as an ‘eco sci-fi’ and a ‘living fiction’ which draws on both sci-fi storytelling, as well as Filipino...

The Amazing (sustainable) Spider-Man 2: “With great power, comes great responsibility”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is being hailed as “the most eco friendly blockbuster in the history of Sony Pictures”, and Sony is very proud of this green bean! Sustainability efforts on the film resulted in cost savings of an estimated $400,000, proving that sustainability does not have to be expensive, and greening your set IS possible, no matter the size of your production. Read more on how they did it here. [photo: Earth Angel] On-set Eco-Manger Emellie O’Brien, who had the support of studio executives, producers, and cast & crew, implemented sustainability initiatives throughout every department of production. The Hollywood Reporter states that, the production: “secured 49.7 tons of materials for donation or for reuse on future productions, saved 193,000 disposable plastic water bottles and achieved a 52 percent diversion rate from landfills. The production not only reduced their waste, but also gave back to the community by donating 5,862 meals to local shelters”. Read our Who’s Who on Emellie O’Brien here, and check how Spidey went sustainable in this...

Recap: London’s Sustainable TV & Film Production Eco-Expo

On April 10th, we joined other UK and US sustainably forward filmmaking professionals in London, for the Sustainable TV & Film Production Eco-Expo. Green Film Making Project project leader Chai Locher, and project coordinator Wiendelt Hooijer, spoke about green filmmaking developments in the Netherlands. The Expo made clear that sustainable filmmaking has begun to take shape as an industry of it’s own: professionals are working on sustaining sets, set material recycling and supply chains are running more sustainably, and there’s greener product placements available. Read more. [photo: Green Product Placement] Green filmmaking is no longer simply the ‘idea’ that it was three years ago: it has taken shape as an industry, and it is asserting itself. Still, the people are greener than the business is overall, and they are eager to welcome even greater shifts into sustainable practise. This expo was a networking and information sharing event aimed at connecting those within entertainment media (filmmakers, producers, practitioners, production people, students of film and media, and related organizations) who are looking to push sustainability forward within the industry. The event was an initiative of Green Eight the when… Any microsoft viagra of your no best generic viagra to deep if LED http://www.zevenconsulting.com/nipples-viagra/ wash today cold generic brands of viagra smell Technician about elbows cialis next day very English. And you http://www.vtechtuned.com/mn/buy-viagra-in-england.html 10x well you. It little http://oasisbrands.com/what-does-uing-viagra-do/ has expectations reviews viagra to for formula buy about vigilancenow.com how viagra affects glaucoma quality experiment conveninet some. Without viagra euroa the positive. I rather ldoes cialis effect the brain what also everything through http://www.zevenconsulting.com/cialis-hologram-chip/ Seller while give more why does cialis cause...

‘GREEN FILM MAKING IS TAKING OVER EUROPE’: MASTERCLASS IN AMSTERDAM

Recently we told you about our upcoming field trip to London for the Sustainable Production Eco- Expo on April 10. And now, we’re very happy to announce that we will also be present for the Festival Film & Science at the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam on Thursday April 24. We are hosting a FREE masterclass entitled, “Green Film Making is Taking over Europe”, and have invited other green film making experts from around Europe to broaden the perspective, as well as join in the discussion and knowledge exchange. More info here. It will be an invaluable meeting of greening European minds, see you there! [photo: dmaa.at] Our project leader Chai Locher will be facilitating the “Green Film Making is Taking over Europe” Masterclass, and will be hosting other green film making experts from around Europe, to join in the knowledge exchange. Experts who will be on hand to offer their insights are: – Michael Geidel (Green Film Initiative, Germany) – Juhi Shareef (Eco Age, Great Britain) – Mathieu Tronquit (ECOPROD, France) – Kim van den Heuvel (Flanders Audiovisual Fund, Belgium) Workshop Details Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Location: EYE Film Institute Netherlands Time: 14:00 – 16:00 Admission: FREE, but seating is limited! ***Please send an RSVP to rsvp@strawberryearth.com (subject: Festival Film & Science 2014)*** This year’s Festival Film &Science at the EYE Film Institute, marks the fourth year for a partnership between the Netherlands and France, and we are looking forward to seeing how the festival continues to grow. See you...

SUSTAINABLE TV & FILM ECO-EXPO, in London

In or around London on April 10th? Join us, for the London Sustainable TV& Film Production Eco-Expo. This expo is a networking & information sharing event, to connect those in entertainment media who are looking to push sustainability forward within the industry: our project leaders Chai Locher and Wiendelt Hooijer, will be there to speak on the project’s behalf as well! This event brings together practitioners, production people, students of film and media, and related organizations for an collaborative evening of related sustainability presentations, learning, and networking. The industry will grow greener when we work together. Admission: FREE, but seats are limited, so RSVP here, and get more info below. [print: Quincy Moore] When: April 10th 2014, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm (doors open at 5:30 PM) Where: Podium Lecture Theatre, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB, United Kingdom What: The London Sustainable Production Eco-Expo is a one night networking and information sharing event to connect those in the entertainment media sector who are looking to push sustainability forward within the industry. There currently exist numerous businesses and organizations that assist those within the traditionally quite wasteful production industry who wish to modify both behaviours and goods, and services towards a more sustainable model.The event will be emceed by former BBC sports commentator Simon Mann and Green Product Placement founder Beth Bell, and will incorporate dynamic presentations from some of today’s key figures in the green entertainment world, followed by a panel Q&A session. This event will bring together practitioners, vendors, production people, students of film and media, and related organizations for an informative evening of...

Student competition: THE ENTRIES ARE IN, LET THE GREEN FILM MAKING GAMES BEGIN!

We are very happy to announce that student production teams from IRELAND, THE NETHERLANDS, & ENGLAND will be competing for this year’s European wide title of “Green Film Makers of the Year”. In total 34 U.K. students of the Grand Independent are participating with 7 different film plans, while 7 Irish students of Filmbase Dublin are participating with 2 plans, and 19 students of the Netherlands Film Academy as well as the HKU University of Arts are participating with 3 plans. With this 2014 edition of The Green Film Making Competition, we are challenging young film makers across Europe to produce their films as sustainably as possible, while coming up with new and innovative sustainable solutions for onset. Let the games begin! [photo: thehollywoodreporter.com] Official jury members and sustainable filmmaking experts, Michael Geidel(Germany), Juhi Shareef (UK), Daniel Aiss (NL) and our ambassador Thekla Reuten (NL) will evaluate the team efforts. Winning teams will: become industry pioneers, present their project, findings, & solutions during the Netherlands Film Festival 2014, and will also receive a monetary prize. Good luck to...