As a camera crew working across the industry, we understand how challenging it can be to bring our environmentally friendly practices from home into work. To promote best sustainable practices within the department, the Camera Branch’s Sustainability working group has designed a handy guide to be shared amongst crew.

This document can be used as inspiration or a framework for developing your team’s practices from prep right through until de-rig. This will cover everything from discussions with production, to suggestions for re-usable consumables, minimising waste and efficient power consumption.  

The document will be under revision as our collective practices will always be evolving. Before sharing with others, please check this webpage regularly to ensure you are working with the most recent version (currently v1.1 as of 18/11/2020).

Click here to read the Working Sustainably within Camera guidance document v1.1 (.pdf)

For more information, to get involved, or to simply share your own sustainable suggestions, please contact:

Other resources:

You can download the Albert / BFI / Arup Screen New Deal Report

Cut It – film & TV crew-led climate action group bringing together ideas and working towards cultural change and policy change on productions and beyond (#crew4climate)

The Future of Production is Green! 90-min session on Tuesday 18th August 2020 from Screenskills & the Production Managers Association ‘Green Wing’

Pinewood Studios energy promise

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden sustainability practices

Elstree Studios Plan a Greener Future

Spotlight on Ealing Studios: Settling an Example for Sustainability in Studios – article by the UK Screen Alliance (11 Dec 2018)

Green Screen: Helping London’s film and TV industry take action on climate change – PDF guide for good practices released by Film London and the Mayor of London for anyone working in London’s screen industries (published Apr 2009)