Greener and Blue-Carbon Overcompensated Film Productions
We work according to a checklist of around 60 points with secured measures which reduce the production's climate footprint, without compromising the quality of the film. The measures are both about raising awareness and changing attitudes to the way we produce film and concept development, in preparation, in filming and, in post-production. After delivery, the sum of these measures during production will land on a score calculated by a third party.
The score determines how much CO2 is to be overcompensated for, in addition to the quantified emissions associated with production. Through Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park's CO2-reducing project which plants Mangrove tree forests in Myanmar, we can finance new planting. Some of the most cost-effective measures that can be financed today. Verified by the UN and VCS. See more about the project at wif.foundation Browse further down this page to see what measures are included and the steps we think about in ALL our productions:
Action lists for all professional functions so that the footprint can be reduced or stopped completely.
New climate-smart technology.
We compensate from 5 to 10 times the production’s carbon footprint.
We believe overcompensation is something all companies must do, as it is no longer enough to reduce their own footprint if we are to achieve global climate goals
So far in 2021, we have completed 11 climate positive productions
Become the world's most climate-friendly agency.
Work on projects that are positive for the future.
We no longer advertise for fossil-powered cars, oil companies etc. (Stopped in 2017)
Travel Climate Friendly!
Use climate-friendly transport (tram, electric bike, electric car or get your feet wet. We also recommend that you register at Hyre, Nabobil, DinBybil, https://greenmobility.com/no/nb/) for inspections, admissions, and other meetings. Always choose an electric car. Lobby car rental companies to invest in electric vans.
It can be difficult to get large enough electric vans. If this is not possible, the number of days traveled by fossil-fueled transport to the Producer must be reported, so that this can be entered in the climate accounts and overcompensated for.
For garbage sorting, be sure to follow the indicated source sorting on location / in the studio. The rubbish bins are marked with residual waste, plastic, cardboard/paper, and food waste.
On admission, we have water bottles (plastic bottles that can be pledged) for everyone. We mark each bottle by name, and we ask that the bottle follows you throughout the recording period. We provide refills of water. If you want to be extra environmentally friendly, you can bring your own bottle.
Fantastic Vegetarian Food
All our catering suppliers make fantastic food, without meat. If you want vegan food, let us know. The food is seasonal and is provided by local farmers and producers. All catering will be delivered in recycled materials. The catering arrives or is collected by electric cars. Surplus food will be donated to the nearest charity or eaten by the crew.
We use LED lamps and fluorescent lights where possible
Connect to mains with renewable sources. The unit is only used where it is absolutely necessary.
Turn off lighting rigs during breaks
Dim lighting between shots
Limit equipment list to what is actually required (less volume to transport, plus we avoid unnecessary wear and tear which in the long run results in increased production of equipment)
Digital format is more environmentally friendly than film (chemicals in development + transport).
Limit the use of filters. Reuse if possible.
Preferred studios are: Waterdrop Solar Studios (In the making)
Those who have a conscious relationship with sustainability - Do they have equipment that coincides with internal light strips? Do they have source sorting on-site? - Do they have arrangements for charging electric cars with electricity from renewable sources?
Set travel distance and power supply as one of the key criteria when considering film locations
Feel free to make suggestions for local locations, and always check if they can replace foreign locations
Logging, offline & online
We use our own servers with internal disks instead of purchasing external hard disks. Routine emptying of external rugged discs after each recording. We back up online servers that are operated by renewable sources.
Grade & sound-design.
Make sure you have good remote-grade options to limit travel to the most skilled colorists.
Cellulose snow is delivered in degradable packaging, which is itself 100% bio-degradable as it is produced from wood. Foam snow is organic and 100% degradable, disappears quickly, and is suitable for covering large areas. Snow (studio) is added materials that prevent it from burning. This means a significantly longer decomposition time. This is sorted as residual waste. Pyro paints were previously produced from harmful heavy metals. This has been replaced with new technology
Props / Set Designer
Make sure you have good access to rental locations. Reuse over new, do not build more than necessary. Upon receipt of the brief, make an overview of what can be reused from previous productions, and what can be rented, or borrowed. Avoid purchasing as much as possible. Upon receipt of the brief, make a plan for disposal: what can be reused, what can be rented or lent, what can be handed out to staff or given away (fretex etc), and what must be recycled. Share this with the production manager for the production. Use an electric car as much as possible. The production companies have access to small electric vans at some productions. Have a conscious relationship with power consumption the times you have to build requisites/scenography yourself. Limit the prop list to what the directive actually needs (less volume and shipping, plus we avoid unnecessary wear and tear which in the long run results in increased production of equipment) When painting, buy paint that is as "environmentally friendly" as possible, and no more than you need.
Use electric car / public transport. Expand archives to include locations with short travel distances and grid access. Mark locations with charging capability. Use google and VR as an alternative to travel. Will it be possible to have a scouting archive across the scouts[?] Have you checked the possibility of connecting to the mains (from renewable sources) rather than the unit[?]. Is it possible to charge electric cars on location?
Sort waste, take care as best as possible so that it is done by everyone. Write names on cups and bottles
Choose the most appropriate route. Limit the number of rides for collection and delivery
In the event that we have to use fossil-powered cars - make sure that these do not stay idle.
Rechargeable options, if possible. Waste batteries.
Reuse, rent, Fretex, loan, finn.no
Good planning gives better time for preparation, avoid all purchases
Do you have access to costume stock, your own or colleagues'?
Choose electric vehicles
Give away after recording. Ex. Fretex / colleagues
Good planning gives less volume.
Can it be included as part of catering? Check access to current items in nearby stores, from avoiding buying too much in advance.
Surplus food for staff / charities.
- Make sure source sorting is well marked and visible.
- Arrange for sorting residual, organic, plastic, cardboard, glass / metal waste.
- Make sure you have an overview of hazardous waste (battery +++)
- Find out if hazardous waste can be sorted at / near the location / studio.
- Make sure people source sort on sets. Check regularly.
- Make sure there is enough reusable crockery (cups and glasses)
- Make sure everyone has a bottle marked with their name on it, and make sure they use the same bottle throughout the day and course of the shoot.
- Coffee in a jug, rather than standing on a funnel[?].
- Make sure water tanks are full and accessible.
- Make it a little extra and desirable for guests (fill with cucumber / Orange / Keep them with cold water if possible)
- Reminder to dim lights or turn off during breaks and between shots (work light)
- Encourage light to reuse filter rather than throw.
- Have professional functions turn off equipment that is not in use.
- Sort rubbish into household bags (green / blue) where other arrangements are not ready.
- Make sure fossil fueled cars are not idling.
- Make sure that surplus food is distributed to staff, possibly disposed of to charities.
- At the end of the recording, make sure that people adhere to the source sorting, even if everyone is tired.