will tell you quite directly that it is no pleasure being the messenger
of environmental reform. For reasons that seem deeply psychological
and cultural, environmentalism remains essentially unpopular, open
to all sorts of sarcasm and condescension, even from groups that
generally take the road to reform. But I have to believe that things
It is in this spirit that I am writing this guide, long before I
have received accolades as a filmmaker, because I feel the ball
needs to get rolling on this issue, and that real political, social,
and even artistic reform is going to come out of some right-here-and-now
type of shakeup.
And so I ask you to go forward in this little volume: find what
works for you, take the advice you can, think about it, and make
it your own.
I make some attempt to describe the historic and scientific reasons
that these issues are important, but ultimately, it is really up
to you to learn about the matters yourself. Once you see how many
issues interconnect, you will find your own reasons for action.
Thanks for taking a look. And good luck.
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
book is designed to work both as a quick reference guide and also
as a book of ideas.
places the current global environmental crisis in a historical context,
to suggest tile relationship between environmentalism and other
political and social issues.
Section 1 follows a linear pattern
from start to finish of a film or video project. The chapter headings
are directed at department heads and the major elements of production.
The text will offer ideas and suggestions on the many ways you can
streamline and ecologize your production
Four symbols- provide a cross-referencing system allow you to browse
through the book freely:
alerts you that further clarification of a topic mentioned in the
text can be found in an information box.
alerts you that a topic mentioned in the text is further discussed
a brief reference guide to environmental and animal rights issues
found in Section 3.
alerts you that facts or information in the text is footnoted on
the notes page.
directs you to the source
which summarize the environmental products discussed in the text.
Section 2 briefly chronicles
the ups and downs of making No Telling, and independent feature
which was filmed and promoted using the low impact principles described
in this guide.
Section 3 includes "What's
Wrong With...?", a
bibliography, and a list of books for further reading.
In Section 4 the companies which offer
the goods and services described throughout the text are listed
first by product and service, and then alphabetically by company
address and contact number.