As the contact person for our colorist community, as well as a social duty, I ought to share with you a matter that we as colorists are taking very seriously and are ready to support.
As artists, we know how important is to create awareness about the climate crisis. Everyone is responsible for the climate crisis and therefore for the future of our planet, and our industry is no except.
Therefore, in solidarity with Fridays for future, two young german film professionals, Paul-Vincent Roll and Wolfgang Wolman, formed Filmmakers for Future.
As written on the last article from the CSI, Paul summarizes briefly what is the intention of this community: “Our main goal is to raise awareness among crew members and production staff. We want to encourage crew members to think deeply about environmentally sound practices and to push productions they work with to adopt them. We hope that in the near future, most of uswill think twice about working on projects that do not operate in an environmentally-friendly manner.”
Green filmmaking and my contribution as Colorist
There are numerous ways to contribute at this cause, and Filmmakers for Future gives you many alternatives if you are also from the film industry and you want to help.
The Filmmakers for Future website has a very interest section under the Videos page, called the “Statement from our supporters”.
Here you can find a list of all famous artists in our film industry that is currently supporting the cause. Is a very new and fresh section, so this explains why currently the page is still so limited. But I can therefore anticipate that soon new content will start to populate.
With short but effective videos, every artist will bring awareness on the climate crisis inside our industry and insights on how we can help.
As a colorist, I decided to take part and to work together on this and the future contents coming soon on the website and also on social media like Instagram and Youtube.
Check out Lea Van Acken and her statement for Filmmakers for future, as well as the other interviews.
Statement by Filmmakers for Future on the protests for more climate and environmental protection
©Filmmakers for Future
As artists, employees and freelancers in the motion picture industry, we stand in solidarity with the Fridays for Future movement and support the demands of the striking students. We are deeply impressed by the peaceful protests and the debates that the students have sparked.
Fiction and visual storytelling in general have the ability to construct realities, which is why we as filmmakers have a special responsibility to society. This applies not only to the stories we tell, but also to the way our industry works.
As artists, we have the means to create awareness about the climate crisis and to influence public discourses through our work and our themes. We pledge to use the publicity available to us to further pressure decision-makers to protect our environment by speaking up about this topic at every possibility we get.
In our role as an industry, we have the duty to carry out our productions in a climate-friendly manner. We therefore support the many green film initiatives around the world and demand that the production companies we work for take environmental protection and the ecological balance of a production into account as a vital part of their planning for every project. If they don’t we will point it out to them – again and again.
If we want to continue having a planet worth living on, climate and environmental protection must become an essential part of our lives and our society. We must learn to live in harmony with nature and stop exploiting it beyond its limits, otherwise we destroy the very foundation that makes human life on earth possible. We cannot stress enough how important it is to listen to scientists on this issue and take their research seriously. This concerns all of us, so please join your local climate movement and be aware of this issue. Don’t look away in times of fake news and scientific hostility, instead, help us fight for a future worth living for.
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