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Report Workshop Sustainable Energy & Launch Film Harvest Map

Green Film Making ended a busy 2019 with the launch of our Film Harvest Map in Mediamatic in Amsterdam! On Tuesday November 5, participants braved the dreary weather and were treated to an interactive workshop on sustainable energy on set. It was a varied evening with, among other things, a case study of the live broadcast of the Prinsengracht concert, Wim Horst from the Municipality of Utrecht showed the public electricity points for sustainable power in town and various suppliers showcased their sustainable generators and battery packs. All the entries for these good examples were of course shown live on the Film Harvest Map, developed together with Superuse Studios. You can now find sustainable power solutions at a glance across the country! Mediamatic is located next to Amsterdam Central Station and is known worldwide as a center for experimentation at the intersection of art and science, with a focus on nature and biotechnology. In their unheated warehouse we installed our presentation so it could run on green power from the Wattsun battery pack. Outside the warehouse the generator van True Hybrid of Het Licht and electric van KAREL were placed as good examples of power on location. We chose not to heat the warehouse, as this could only be done (within budget) with patio heaters on gas; not sustainable! Luckily everyone was game to just sit a bit closer together and keep their jackets on. Many departments were present; gaffers, filmmakers, location managers and various film commissioners from all over the country. Launch Film Harvest Map Els opened the event by introducing Jan Jongert from Superuse Studios, the architectural...

Film Harvest Map now online!

For the past 2 years, Green Film Making has worked hard on the development of our Film Harvest Map, in collaboration with architectural firm Superuse Studios. And yesterday it was officially launched! Find public charging points, electric generators and battery packs in The Netherlands that can be used on the film set: www.filmoogstkaart.nl You will find all tech specs and necessary contact details to get started right away. For the options of public charging points in several big Dutch cities we have had help from the local film commissioners. And all suppliers of sustainable applications listed on the map are ready to provide you with clean and quiet energy for the set. Do you have comments, updates, additions or would like your own profile to create entries yourself? Contact us now! Next year we will add to the map with options for sustainable set design, props and costumes. The map is not only limited to the Netherlands, new entries can be made for the entire world. Do you have ideas about cross-pollination with other initiatives or sectors that could find the map useful, we’re happy to hear from...

On the way to the top: Taking stock after 4.5 years of Green Film Making

photo: Summer With Rana by Sanne Vogel By Sustainability Manager Els Rientjes In January 2015 I took over from Strawberry Earth and founded the Green Film Making Foundation. Now, 4.5 years later, I look back on a time of hard work, a lot of pushing and pulling, but also a time of meeting many professionals from the industry who really want to work together towards a different approach. Together we made beautiful films and shows produced in a more sustainable way. In the meantime, ambassadors have emerged in all areas of film making who lead the way in offering their craftsmanship to producers more sustainably. Each year I visited a few departments and made an inventory with them of how things are going; Catering, Art Department, Costumes and Make-up, Light, Location management and Postproduction. With their expertise and help, supplemented by research from other fields such as events and architecture, I came across new methods and materials that are also applicable in our profession of producing sound and image. But the film world is a rigid world, where changes are not so easy to achieve. People are often afraid of being the weakest link in the production chain and no Head of Department wants to cause delays. Or having to say “no”. So we are often on set with too many people and it is difficult to let go of our routines for new, cleaner methods. This will only work if we are convinced that it really works and if we dare to trust each other. It really helps if the producer can say that it is more efficient...

Workshop Sustainable Catering: Call for online platform and Harvest Map

Everyone is willing and the solutions are available, we only need to connect with each other to share knowledge, to gain access to the right materials and to implement applications. That was the conclusion all those present on the evening of February 20th agreed on, at the end of an inspiring workshop on Sustainable Catering in BlueCity in Rotterdam. An enthusiastic group of caterers, location managers, producers and entrepreneurs came together to exchange ideas for a sustainable approach on set. And ideas were in abundance. Sustainable Trade Fair In the beautiful circular hall in the former tropical swimming paradise looking onto the river Maas, various suppliers and initiators had built a sustainable trade fair. Harm Bredero brought his new Setsink. Tijn Heerkens from Locatiewerk showed, among other things, his latest acquisition, an electric bicycle. Biofutura displayed a wide variety of different sustainable disposables. Food made from crickets was to be admired at Burgs Foods. Anne Stijkel promoted her sustainable financing model ‘Geld GROEN Wassen‘ (Wash Money Green). Stichting Buurtcompost brought 1000 worms in a special hotel to promote composting. The men of Wattsun drew a lot of attention with their stackable pop-up power elements. And the Rotterzwam initiative, which promotes the growth of oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds and is also based in BlueCity, showed a number of grow kits. Before the start of the workshop, the participants had plenty of time to visit all the stalls and they did with great interest. At the same time, a delicious sustainable meal of quiches and salads was served by the BlueCity team. During this shared meal, ideas and experiences already started...

Save the date: Workshop Sustainable Catering

Another year has almost passed and so Green Film Making is eagerly looking forward to 2018. And especially to the previously announced Sustainable Catering workshop, which now has a date: February 20th. We are very happy with the very inspiring location for the meeting: BlueCity in Rotterdam. BlueCity serves as a breeding ground for innovative companies linking their waste-streams; the output of one is the input for the other. This makes Blue City, located in the former swimming paradise Tropicana, the best example in the Netherlands of the circular economy in practice. Because circular means to look at systems in a holistic way, with ‘catering’ we also mean the whole catering eco-system. So not only organic / vegetarian food, recyclable tableware and drinking tap water, but also transport, waste processing and the toilet. Everything that takes place around the catering car on the set, who and what comes and goes, is a subject for discussion. Dishwashing liquid refilling station For this meeting we want to get several different players at the same table, to ensure that all important positions can work together for the best result. We like to invite not only caterers but also location managers, producers and suppliers to discuss and develop a new approach. Based on our preliminary research into past experiences, we will brainstorm together about problems and solutions. There will also be several case studies of successful initiatives from other sectors and a number of suppliers demonstrating their products. For example, the refilling station of Ecover detergent. Waste processor Renewi, former Icova, will do a waste separation course, because who really knows exactly what belongs in...

New Green Film Making campaign and workshop at AV Festival

On 23rd and 24th of May Green Film Making will be present at the AV Festival in de Kromhouthal in Amsterdam with two seminars and a booth. This is the perfect moment for us to launch our new campaign! The campaign is made by a team headed by director Gabriel Bauer and photographer Betul Ellialtioglu and consists of four pictures that represent the main action points of Green Film Making: catering, transport, art department and energy. In the run-up to the festival we will publish the images one by one through our newsletter and social media. At the festival you can see the complete campaign. Come see us at AV Festival 2017! Seminar ‘SOS toolkit (Sustainable On Shoot)’ Curious to know what you can do to run your production sustainably from the start? Which knowledge is already available and how you can apply it with little effort? Els Rientjes of Green Film Making will give advice and many pointers that you can use straight away in her seminar ‘SOS toolkit‘. She will present the latest applications in the field of logistics, water, catering, transport and energy as well as case-studies from the field. Several sustainable suppliers will be present to get introduced right away.  Where: de Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, Amsterdam Seminar 1: 23 MAY from 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Seminar 2: 24 MAY from 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM No need to register in advance for the seminars, but be on time because seats are limited! Outside of the seminars we will be present in our booth C-4 with tips, videos and ofcourse our new campaign! Green filmmakers can get a 50% discount on a festival ticket! Send us...