Our clients are saving significantly thanks to wider adoption of the new LED lighting technology. The potential power differential can as as great as 75% when compared to incandescent lighting. Although LED lighting has been around for a decade it’s use in Film/ TV production has been limited largely to panel lights. Which were mainly used in field production. In that context they were competing to replace existing fixtures which pulled less than 15 Amps. Which is the capacity of most household plugs. Continue reading... “Local Studios Are Saving Both Energy And Money Using LED Lighting”
(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 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””
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?”
The Oregon Film & Television Office thanked Leverage for four great seasons shooting in the Portland Metro area by donating four trees to be planted in metro neighborhoods through the Friends Of Trees non-profit program. Leverage’s Producer, Dean Devlin, was presented with a certificate noting the dates and neighborhoods the trees will be planted by Senator Ginny Burdick (and, naturally, the certificate was printed on 100% recycled, FSC certified paper). Continue reading... “Oregon Film Office Says Thanks To “Leverage” For Four Great Seasons Shooting In Portland By Donating Neighborhood Trees”
NBC Universal’s series, “Grimm” was honored for it’s environmentally friendly production practices at the 33rd Annual Travel Portland Tourism and Hospitality Industry Awards last week. This award recognizes environmentally friendly business practices that “help sustain Oregon’s exceptional quality of life”.
“Grimm” has utilized many local green and sustainable vendors during season 1 and plans on doing the same (and hopefully more) during season 2. Continue reading... ““Grimm” Honored with Environmental Award”
This year marks the fifth season that Wheel of Fortune has featured a “Going Green” theme week. In past seasons, Pat and Vanna have offered viewers tips for going green and have shared updates about what Sony Pictures is doing to keep the studio lot environmentally-friendly. As well as the kick off Going Green Week, the show is also featuring, Portland Week, College Week and the Great Outdoors. See the schedule for air dates on KATU below:
|Going Green (Portland)||Apr 30 – May 4, 2012|
|Portland Week||May 7 – May 11, 2012|
|College Week (Portland)||May 14 – May 18, 2012|
|Great Outdoors (Portland)||May 21 – May 25, 2012|
We were there for the Going Green Week taping and the set looked amazing, complete with a digital waterfall and greenery -both live and re-useable manufactured greens.
We have already blogged about the Wheel of Fortune shooting a week’s worth of shows this week end and early next in Portland for their up-coming “green week” but I also wanted to take the opportunity to give a shout out to Sony Pictures Entertainment and their sustainability efforts.
Like other studios, Sony Pictures has in place it’s best practices and green policies; such as their “Road to Zero” (zero waste) and “A Greener World” vision, on set, in studio offices, stages and across all corporate operations. Continue reading... “At Sony Pictures “A Greener World” even The Wheel Is Green…..”
ReStore, a Habitat For Humanity division, can be found nationwide and is open to the public. They sell an enormous variety of reclaimed building materials; everything from doors and windows all the way to the proverbial kitchen sink. The proceeds from our local stores go to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for needy families right here in Oregon.
There are three thriving ReStore warehouses in Portland alone and 19 in Oregon with recycled goodies coming and going all the time. Continue reading... “ReStore is Open for Film and TV Business”
Governor Kitzhaber presented the Oregon Governor’s Award for Green Leadership to PlyVeneer Products, (for the development of ScenicPly in collaboration with EcoScenic) on Monday night at the Film Office’s public Annual Meeting in Portland. Reading the details of the award was First Lady of Oregon, Cylvia Hayes. (Cylvia is also founder of 3E Strategies, a consulting firm and green product development company.) Continue reading... “Governor Kitzhaber Presents Green Leadership Award to PlyVeneer Products for Development of Sustainable Set Construction Material, “ScenicPly””