The greatest and latest update with the Greenhouse Project, besides receiving the IKEA grant, is the involvement of a phenomenal film crew from SCAD. Jennifer Bird and Luke McMahon are bringing their camera and editing skills together as Directors of Photography, to create a video about the project for a new fundraising campaign.
They have been conducting interviews, visiting the sites and becoming consumed in the world of sustainable design. They say they like the story we have to tell and you know what, I couldn’t agree more!
Additional film students have been collaborating on this project as well: Devin Lawrence: Sound; Taylor Jenkins: Sound, Gaffer; Emily Van Horn: First Assistant Camera; Meagan Hodge: Director (yep, that’s right folks!)
Old and new footage of Emergent Structures, as well as the apprenticeship program DESIGNability, have been gathered and are on the way to being edited. The final video will tell the story from the beginning days of Emergent Structures to their selection of this project and finally the designs of the new greenhouse. Multidisciplinary opportunities have expanded to not only include SCAD and Savannah High School, but also Savannah Technical College!
It’s amazing how construction has not even begun for this project and the cross collaboration between multiple sectors is flourishing. Everyone is so eager to take part in creating the story that brings to light the needs of Chatham County and for me, it’s all still a dream! Stay tuned, for the final video and updates along the way! And don’t forget: support local film professionals…video feed from your cell phone does not count as real footage!!