5th Annual Deauville Green Awards Are Accepting Submissions – Got Green?


Got Green?  “The fight and adaptation to climate change, preservation of the biodiversity, energy transition, sustainable agriculture as well as transport and eco-mobility are only some issues of the commercials, image films and documentaries which will be presented at the 5th edition of the Deauville Green Awards on June 15th & 16th. As the largest green showcase in Europe, the festivals shows three competition programs which are dealing with sustainability, eco-innovations and social responsibilty.

Until 2nd of April, directors, producers, TV stations as well as companies and organizations can submit their films in 14 different categories which include eco-tourism and responsible travel, sustainable producing and circular economy, responsible consumption and eco-labels, health and living environment, organizations and social responsibility, handicap, diversity, solidarity, innovations and technological leaps, demographic transition and dependence. Continue reading... “5th Annual Deauville Green Awards Are Accepting Submissions – Got Green?”

Mushrooms Are Now A Solution For Eco-Minded Set Designers


Ecovative, a US company, is leading the way in manufacturing environmentally-friendly products that could change the way set designers and prop makers use materials.  Their product, Myco Foam, made from mycelium, corn stalks/ husks and other agricultural waste, is manufactured through a special “growing” process and can replace any kind of Styrofoam that is used on set.  Pretty great, right?  Read more from our Green Film Shooting friends in Europe, and how you can try it. Continue reading... “Mushrooms Are Now A Solution For Eco-Minded Set Designers”

Green Production Gets Some Traction, Pre COP21

European Ecoprod and Film4Climate, joined forces, prior to COP21, to bring their collaboration to producers and crew members, in a one day workshop in Paris.  In addition to offering Best Green Practices, and information on carbon free production to filmmakers, the workshop introduced other tools to help green production, many of them similar to the resources Oregon Film has highlighted for go-green shows here in our state.  As the subject of climate change heats up, more and more production personnel are beginning to look at green options, especially if there is little, or no cost increase.  Continue reading... “Green Production Gets Some Traction, Pre COP21”

Google Trekker Brings It’s Camera Technology To The Oregon Wilderness

Google’s  Trekker Camera is slowly bringing it’s technology to the trail.  This summer volunteers from the Oregon Wild organization (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) offered to carry the Trekker and hike some of Oregon’s most beautiful trails in order to bring a “street view” to the public and is so doing, bringing attention to conservation lands in Oregon.  OPB covered the story and you can read more here.

Update: Also, Oregon Wild have a film festival that kicks off September 9th “Speaking For The Trees” at the Bijou Arts Cinemas in Eugene. Continue reading... “Google Trekker Brings It’s Camera Technology To The Oregon Wilderness”

#EOFF Gets Off To Inspirational Start

Opening night screening of "Planetary" - Ian Clark, Guy Reid, director, and DP.
Opening night screening of “Planetary” – From L-R, Ian Clark (Festival Programmer) Guy Reid, (“Planetary” Director), and Christoph Ferstad, (DP) photo: Tim Williams

#EOFF 2015 opened last night with “Planetary” – an inspirational and motivating visual documentary that played to a sold out audience at the Granada Cinema in La Grande. (“Planetary was originally released on Earth Day, April 22,  on Vimeo On Demand).

#EOFF showcases a variety of shorts, features, documentaries, music and even an on-line program that “through the mediums of independent film and music, aims to enrich and expand the cultural experience within our community. Continue reading... “#EOFF Gets Off To Inspirational Start”

“A River Between Us” Screens at Oregon Historical Society

IMG_4505Every seat was filled last night at the Oregon invite-only screening of “A River Between Us” – a feature documentary detailing the sometimes contentious, and largest restoration project in the US along the Klamath River.  Jason Atkinson, keen fisherman and 14 year Oregon state senator, introduced his film to a rapt audience including current Governor Kate Brown and past Governor, Ted Kulongoski.  Read more here.

Co-producer on the project was Oregonian, Jeff Martin (“Undivided”). Continue reading... ““A River Between Us” Screens at Oregon Historical Society”

Celebrate Earth Day! See Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes’ Earth Hour Challenge Monster Makeover!


(Video was shot by Clackamas Community College Digital Media students)

We blogged recently about the “I Will If You Will” challenge campaign that the World Wildlife Fund and Earth Hour created.  It was a way for them to encourage conversation and positive action for the environment.  Many high profile companies and individuals around the world created their own challenges, including Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First Lady. Ms. Hayes agreed to be made-up into a “Wesen” monster (by the special effects make-up artists from the NBC Universal show, “Grimm”) if one thousand people agreed to take a stand against the haunting of the “phantom load” in homes and offices everywhere, by unplugging unused electronics!   Continue reading... “Celebrate Earth Day! See Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes’ Earth Hour Challenge Monster Makeover!”

Bent Image Lab Shows “Recycling Is A Beautiful Thing”

Bent Image Lab has a new stop motion animated commercial they did for Arrowhead’s new 500ml ReBorn TM bottle called, “Recycling is a Beautiful Thing”.  The campaign idea and concept is by Ad Agency Threshold Interactive, produced by Bent Image Lab and directed by Bent’s Solomon Burbridge.

Burbridge says,“The awareness aspect in this spot is really important. If everyone were more aware about the things that we were accidentally  throwing away, we would be able to use a lot more recycled material in the bottles that are made.” Continue reading... “Bent Image Lab Shows “Recycling Is A Beautiful Thing””

Will Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First Lady, Be Transformed Into A “Wesen” Monster?

Hopefully, wherever you are, you will be in the dark on Saturday, 23rd March, between the hour of 8.30 and 9.30PM!  Join many from around the world and turn off your lights in honor of The World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2013.

Now in its second year, the WWF’s Earth Hour challenge aims to empower individuals, businesses and even governments to bring a lasting conversation and commitment to environmental issues.  Earth Hour describes their challenge best, “The idea is simple. Someone makes a promise to do something if a certain number of people commit to take an ongoing action for the environment, beyond Earth Hour.” Continue reading... “Will Cylvia Hayes, Oregon’s First Lady, Be Transformed Into A “Wesen” Monster?”

Considering Switching to LEDs For Your (Green) Production Lighting Needs?


Right here in Oregon, tucked away in Hillsboro since 2007, is one of the leading manufacturers of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry.  Meet Zylight LLC, they build “easy-to-use LED lighting systems based on state-of-the-art technologies, producing fully calibrated bright white light, as well as any color – forever eliminating gels.”  Zylight was formed in 2004 to bring “new levels of efficiency, flexibility, and creativity to the realm of film and video lighting”.

It is gratifying seeing more and more suppliers switching to LED’s as it’s about as green as it gets when it comes to lighting. Continue reading... “Considering Switching to LEDs For Your (Green) Production Lighting Needs?”