Locations Best Practices

Managing waste, conserving water, protecting the landscape and environment and respecting the local community are all important when shooting on location. These practices start from the moment scouting begins, and should run through final wrap and clean up; be sure to involved prep crew and swing gang in these efforts from the start, especially regarding water conservation and waste disposal.

Also remember that different cities have varying policies regarding recycling and waste removal, so contact the Mayor’s Office and/or check with local municipalities upon scouting.

– Choose alternative fuels (hybrids, electric, flex fuel) for long drives;
– When possible, scout locations via public transit, bicycle, foot or carpool;
– After choosing a location, determine ways to reduce your environmental impact there. Work with the location contact to ensure that the best methods for preservation and protection of the site are followed;
– Include public transit information with maps given to cast/crew.

Stay tuned for more tips and hints on how you can green your production, or visit pgagreen.org.


About projectgreen2011

NOMAD Films is an independent film label working to further expose low-budget, innovative film and video projects to the masses. Via The NOMAD Project screenings and related events, partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals, and The NOMAD Archive – the label’s library of films – NOMAD Films promotes a range of content while at the same time working to create additional opportunities for film and video project development and production. The mission of NOMAD Films is to increase overall exposure of and create production and distribution opportunities for underground and/or low-budget film and video projects.

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