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Real Vitamin Water in a Jar

11 February 2013

Background: Another in the Green Renaissance DIY series – this film shows us how to make flavored water in a jar at home, using seasonal fruits. It’s so much better than buying Vitamin water in shops.

Inspired by theyummylife.com/

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

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Lexar Professional

LIGHTING
Breezer 100 Light courtesy of sunshinecompany.co.za

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Lemons, A Home Made Surface Cleaner

8 February 2013

Background: Another in the Green Renaissance DIY series – this film shows us how to make home made surface cleaner using lemons and rosemary. Its really easy and cheap to make.

Inspiration from - theyummylife.com

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

MEMORY CARD
Lexar Professional

LIGHTING
Breezer 100 Light courtesy of sunshinecompany.co.za

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Home Made Berry Smoothie

8 February 2013

Home Made Berry Smoothie

Background: Another in the Green Renaissance DIY series – this film shows us how to make delicious berry smoothies at home, using seasonal fruits. Eat local. Eat what’s in season. Your taste buds will love it.

Film Tip/Trick:

We made use of many top shots, giving the perspective of being inside the blender. Before flipping the “on” switch, you want to make sure that it is safe to place your lens above a high speed blender filled with food and liquids. Prior to filming, we covered the top of the blender with clingwrap and played around with speed settings. This allowed us to find the perfect speed which still gave us great movement inside the blender, but was safe for the lens too, avoiding any food splatters from bouncing up at the lens.

Inspiration from - theyummylife.com

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

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Lexar Professional

LIGHTING
Breezer 100 Light courtesy of sunshinecompany.co.za

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The Obsession – Bottle Digger

8 February 2013

Background:

Here at Green Renaissance, we are intrigued by those who find value in what others perceive as junk. We met Dale, the Bottle Digger, at a local market and spent a morning with him, digging for bottles at some of his secret spots, and exploring his vast collection. We have become a wasteful society, and it makes us wonder what we throw away today, future generations will find value in tomorrow.

 

Film Tip/Trick: We only had limited time with our character, so we had to shoot quickly. But at the same time, patience is key – while you do need to capture the beautiful images, you don’t want to rush the character because you risk having them lose their natural style and performance which is so important in creating an intimate, authentic feel. Often you get real moments when you just leave the camera rolling between question sessions.

To contact Dale and buy his bottles e-mail him at - dalesbottles@gmail.com

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

MEMORY CARD
Lexar Professional

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World’s Largest Solar Thermal Plant

25 January 2013

Shams 1” the single largest concentrating solar plant in the world, harnessing the abundance of the sun in Abu Dhabi.

 

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Baby Elephant Rescued

24 January 2013

A baby elephant falls into a well and gets rescued. Watch until the end. It’s a heartwarming moment that will surely spark a little emotion.

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Transforming Apartment

23 January 2013

Having less doesn’t make you less. In fact, it gives you more freedom. Take a look at how treehugger.com founder Graham Hill designed his 350 square foot apartment. The simple life.

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Escape for Nature

22 January 2013

Once and again don’t be afraid to call in sick. Then do what you love and do it out in nature.

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Chasing Ice – Dangerously breathtaking

21 January 2013

The makers of this film tackled a unique and daunting task of putting out 25 nikon cameras, in extreme conditions, that would take one photo per hour for as long as it was daylight. The result? Variety calls it “visually breathing” and the film has continued to gardner numerous awards.

Chasing Ice is from the producer of the Academy Award winning film The Cove. It’s obsessive team produced images that will blow your mind and hopefully inspire some reflexive thought. 

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Your T-Shirt Can Make a Difference

18 January 2013

Did you know that the t-shirt on your back has a major impact on the planet? Producing it took 2,700 liters of water, plus it takes a lot of energy to get it from the cotton fields to your closet. But some of your t-shirt’s biggest impacts are in how you care for it. Here’s how you can help reduce its effect on the environment.

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WaterForward – how it works

17 January 2013

Water is one of the most fundamental necessities yet there’s almost 1 billion people without drinking water.

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Ashes and Snow

16 January 2013

“Extraordinary moments of contact between people and animals.”

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Detox Fashion

15 January 2013

What is the effect of fashion on our planet? Consumerism drives chemical waste and environmental degradation.

This anime theatrical trailer-styled short drives the point home.

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A Discovery of Tomatoes

23 December 2012

Green Renaissance recently spent half an hour with Frikkie as he explains just why he is so passionate about tomatoes.

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G

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Go Volunteer – Soup Kitchen

22 December 2012

We spent 2 hours volunteering at a soup kitchen.

CAMERA USED:

Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S f/2.8G

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Lexar Professional

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Go Volunteer – Penguins

21 December 2012

We spent 2 hours helping care for Penguins at SANCCOB
SANCCOB really need volunteers to help them especially during the festive season
To get involved - sanccob.co.za

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Go Volunteer – Animal Care

20 December 2012

Go Volunteer – a short 4 part mini series we filmed all in one day on the 6th of December 2012. Green Renaissance decided to take the day off and volunteer our time at 4 organizations in one day. Our aim is to inspire people to volunteer and give of their time.

We spent 2 hours helping care for animals at our local SPCA
To get involved - spca-ct.co.za

Other Films:
Community Garden - vimeo.com/55922938

CAMERA USED:

Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S f/2.8G

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Go Gather – Little Waterflowers

18 December 2012

Go Gather is a series of short films, aimed at inspiring people to source
food sustainably from nature.

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Go Volunteer – Community Gardening

17 December 2012

Go Volunteer – a short 4 part mini series we filmed all in one day on the 6th of December 2012.
Green Renaissance decided to take the day off and volunteer our time at 4 organizations in one day.
Our aim is to inspire people to volunteer and give of their time.

Our team spent 2 hours at Siyazama Community Garden
To get involved go to - abalimi.org.za

Other Volunteer Films:

Animal Care - vimeo.com/56015976
Penguins - vimeo.com/56027072

CAMERA USED: Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikkor 85mm AF0S f/1.4G
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S f/2.8G

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Lexar Professional

 

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12.12.12 – What would you do in 12 hours?

14 December 2012

12.12.12 Is the last sequential date any of us will ever see.
What if this was your last day? What would you do in 12 hours?

We shared these 12 moments in 12 hours in and around the city of Cape Town on 12.12.12

CAMERA USED:
Nikon D800 DSLR

LENSES:
Nikon 50mm AF-S f/1.4G
Nikkor 35mm AF-S f/1.4G

MEMORY CARD

Lexar Professional

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