Animæ supports the Green Film Making initiative

Not only do we try to provide the best quality films possible, we also want to bring quality back to nature.

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As little paper as possible, working remotely where possible, electric transport. At Animæ we do everything we can to contribute to the smallest possible carbon footprint. Climate change also affects the film industry. An industry that traditionally uses a lot of energy. Think of the large film studios that are filled with lamps. Or think of the stacks of paper used for scripts and call sheets and the thousands of kilometers film makers and actors travel every year to get to their locations. Animæ Films is one of the pioneers in the field of green film making. For ten years we have been using LED lighting, rechargeable batteries and iPads to replace paper. Every little bit helps!

 

Want to know more? Check out the Green Film Making website. Animæ uses this organization's guidelines as a common thread in our productions.

What is “green film making”?

 

In general, bear in mind these simple three rules:

  1. Start as early in the process as possible. By the time you arrive on the set, there is little time to effectively and gracefully facilitate change.
  2. Be intelligently lazy. Don’t do everything yourself. Share your vision, involve heads of departments to come up with solutions, and make someone on the set responsible. Share your results with your crew, and with others who are interested in green filmmaking.
  3. Never stop asking questions. Suppliers, employees, crew members, even you- no one likes to be ordered around, and told what to do. Asking questions is the way in, and can possibly lead you into undiscovered territory. And never stop. It’s a process, it will take you some time but when you keep moving, growing, and learning, you’ll reach your goal.