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Workshop Sustainable Catering: No talk, all action!

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas RUMORE Meeting City of Amsterdam Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 Workshop Sustainable Catering: No talk, all action! On February 20, 2018, our Workshop Sustainable Catering took place in BlueCity in Rotterdam. This meeting focused on how we can apply the wish to work sustainably to film catering. Where do you get sustainable ingredients and materials and how can you manage financially? Where do you go with your waste and how should you separate it? In order to tackle these and other questions thoroughly, Green Film Making invited the three most important parties: caterers, producers and location managers. Moderator for the event was presenter and journalist Margreet Reijntjes (VARA’s Early Birds and NPO Radio 1 Twee Dingen). A sustainable trade fair was open for the duration of the workshop for attendees to see different sustainable solutions themselves and meet with the entrepreneurs directly. They were: Biofutura, Wattsun, Burgs Foods, Stichting Buurtcompost, Locatiewerk, Geld GROEN Wassen, Rotterzwam and Setsink. The workshop program was created based on the input and experiences of caterers who already work sustainably. In the first plenary part there was a waste separation demonstration led by Renewi, a panel discussion about waste on location with, among others, the film commissioners of Rotterdam and The Hague and presentations by BlueCity and Green Film Making. The second part of the evening consisted of smaller working groups on different themes to arrive at concrete plans: Stichting Buurtcompost about compost and worm hotels (led by Arie Van Ziel), Renewi about a zero waste set (led by Jurrien de Pijper), Locatiewerk...

Green Film Making @ IDFA 2017

  On November 23 Green Film Making will host two Doc Talks during IDFA. Extended Q&A’s with special guests moderated by sustainability manager Els Rientjes following films with a sustainable theme that stimulate the mind and deepen our knowledge about social issues. As always there will be plenty of room for questions from the audience. Without further ado, this years’ line-up: Eating Animals Director: Christopher Quinn Duration: 95 min 18:30 Brakke Grond – Red Room Eating Animals is a complex but fascinating exploration of a habit that we just can’t get rid of. Based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer with the same name, this documentary offers a truckload of convincing arguments to reduce meat consumption and to restrict factory farming. An impressive line-up of experts shed light on the complexities of this issue, richly illustrated with historical fragments and, inevitably but necessary, sometimes shocking footage. Our guests for the Q&A are Dutch director Eddy Terstall and Esther Akkerhuis, film caterer and owner of Spek & Bonen Catering. Eddy Terstall (1964) is known for his films Transit, Hufters & Hofdames, Vox Populi, and the critically acclaimed Simon (2004) that won four Golden Calves. His latest film, Alberta (2017), was largely shot in Canada. Eddy is fundamentally opposed to the suffering of animals and industrial farming and takes this into account in his work. He is also actively involved with Dutch political party Party for the Animals for whom he made two campaign films for the 2012 parliamentary elections. In 2014 he was on the Party for the Animals ballot for the European elections. Esther Akkerhuis (1976) has been working...

Workshop Art Department, Costumes and Make-Up

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas RUMORE Meeting City of Amsterdam Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 Workshop: Art Department, Costumes en Make-Up   On March 28, 2017, Green Film Making organized a workshop in De Melkweg in Amsterdam to show how sustainability is already being applied in the Art Department and how it can still be improved. One thing was already clear beforehand: in the Art Department, in all its facets, they know how to make a lot from a little. From preparatory talks with different professionals, it showed there is a great passion for the job, and there is a deep wish to make more use of the Art Department than is often the case. This can be achieved by linking processes better and sharing knowledge and experience at an early stage in the production process. Eight different speakers with different specializations addressed the audience about their approach as well as their ideas for the future. Production designer Dirk Debou demonstrated live through drawings how he can work on a larger scale by thinking outside the box. Production Designer Kurt Loyens shared his experience in using digital tools and how this saves a lot on materials. Sustainability Manager Els Rientjes talked about the conversations she had with make-up artists and a visit to Rob’s Propshop. Costume designer Linda Bogers spoke with passion about her approach from pre-production and showed that a sustainable approach is not new. Set designer Leo Zandvliet spoke entertainingly about the hurdles that he encounters in each production and how he solves it during the production process. Production Designer Florian Legters gave...

Green Screen Day IDFA 2016

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas RUMORE Meeting City of Amsterdam Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 IDFA Green Screen Day 2016 IDFA Green Screen Day 2016 Green Film Making kijkt wederom tevreden terug op haar samenwerking met IDFA dit jaar. Op woensdag 23 november presenteerde GFM twee films en besprak deze na met een aantal bijzondere en deskundige gasten. De opkomst was talrijk en de gesprekken na de films waren stimulerend. Wat en wie er die avond te zien en te horen waren zetten we hieronder nog even op een rij. The Borneo Case – Dylan Williams / Erik Pauser (2016) Nagesprek met Paul Wolvekamp (Both ENDS), en regisseurs Dylan Williams en Erik Pauser o.l.v. Els Rientjes (Green Film Making) ‘Mijn huis is hier onder ergens’ wijst een man in een gemotoriseerde kano terwijl hij over een kunstmatig meer scheert. De provincie Sarawak op Maleisisch Borneo was ooit het soort plek uit een droom: regenwoud, watervallen, de mens die in harmonie met de natuur leeft. ‘Was het soort plek’, aangezien 90% van het oerwoud inmiddels is verwoest door de gebruikelijke verdachten: een corrupte overheid, houtkappers en de grootste internationale banken. Ze zijn samen verantwoordelijk voor het illegaal gebruik van land en natuurlijk grondstoffen uit winstoogmerk: kappen van tropisch hout, turfgrond voor palmolie plantages, mineraalmijnen en de bouw van hydro-elektrische dammen. We volgen een team van doortastende onderzoeksjournalisten en activisten die in de loop van 25 jaar proberen de verstikkende greep op het land los te wrikken. Hun onvermoeide inzet leidt tot een onverwachte uitkomst. Paul Wolvekamp Paul Wolvekamp is net terug uit Thailand, waar hij een bijeenkomst van de Roundtable on...

Workshop Green Film Making in postproduction

Workshops Festivals Sustainable behind the scenes Tests on set Tussen Kunst en Kas RUMORE Meeting City of Amsterdam Green Film Making Project 2012-2014 Workshop Postproduction   On 24 May 2016 Green Film Making organized the workshop “Green Filmmaking in postproduction” in collaboration with FC Walvisch and OQTOO. Program maker Andrea Pol (AVRO TROS, Early Birds, Opium 4) presented the evening with flair. One thing had been clear for a long time: in the post-production process, in all its facets, is always room for improvement. Discussions with professionals proved time and again the tremendous passion for the job and that there is a deep desire to get more out of the ‘post’ than is often the case. How can we achieve this was the subject of discussions during the workshop. Leading companies and individuals presented their findings. Guests were STORM Post Production and Sound Mixing Company WarnierPosta. Post Producers Maarten de Graaf of Milestone Amsterdam and Neeltje van der Heijden. VFX coordinator Kasper Oerlemans. And last but not least editor Job ter Burg. Many different innovations and applications were discussed. Mel Kroon, Data Manager STORM Post Production, told about a system (and app) developed by STORM which makes the workflow around the dailies and offlines many times more efficient. Such tools are already available at other post-production companies, but this system enhances the ease of use, and delivers additional capabilities on speed and safety. Mary Kramer, data handler and sound editor working at WarnierPosta advocated testing the workflow for postproduction. And to organize a meeting, after the shoot, but prior to the post. “Then everyone can assess a lot better where certain...