Now that more and more productions are embracing sustainability, a trained ‘Green Runner’ is an increasingly in-demand role. In July, Greenshoot ran a one day course attended by 15 very keen students which covered all aspects of the role, including a breakdown on-set daily duties and what makes a production sustainable such as sourcing ethical suppliers and charitable legacy. The course also provided a full explanation of the Green Screen environmental production platform.
Uniquely, Green Runners interact with every department on a production, so when they get on-board it’s also a chance for them to understand all the various crew roles and decide which is right for them. The next Green Production Runner 1 day training course will be run on 22 September.
But it’s not just runners who are undergoing green training. A course for producers, line producers and production managers is being held on 20 October at the BFI. It’s a morning session that works as a perfect introduction to the idea of sustainable production and how it can benefit a production environmentally, ethically and financially.