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Olivier Meidinger, VSK - Production Designer

09 February 2021 in Events - Online - Talks

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The Talk

A lot of "green" can happen in the art department: Reuse of old film sets (or parts of them), use of new kinds of materials. Rethinking is the order of the day! Olivier tells us how he does it.

Date: 26th February 2021 19:30 UTC +1
Price: Free

Our Guest

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Olivier Meidinger, born in 1968 in Metz, France, is an architect and set designer.

He has been working as a production designer for various German as well as French cinema productions for 20 years, including:

  • Silent Waters (directed by Sabiha Sumar) - Golden Leopard winner at Locarno 2004
  • Paradise Now (directed by Hany Abu-Assad) - Golden Globe 2006
  • The Perfect Candidate (directed by Haifaa La Mansour), for which he received the Bild-Kunst Award for Best Production Design in 2019

He is a member of the German Film Academy, the Académie des Césars and both the French association ADC and the German VSK.

In 2019, after being introduced to the job of Green Consultants at BBFC for a week under the direction of Philip Gassmann, he founded with Bibi Müller (Store Manager) and Stefan Hauck (Art Director) a working group on Green Production Design. Since then, they have been developing a material list together and trying to use alternative materials.

About the series

Green shooting? Exactly what is that? We've all heard of it, but few of us have actually tried it.
Filmmakers for Future invites professionals with experience in various trades to tell us first-hand exactly how "green filmmaking" works in their field. In conversations that you can follow from the comfort of your couch, knowledge will be made accessible. Of course you can also ask questions!

Green filmmaking is a challenge we all face, but above all it is an opportunity to take change into our own hands.
With this series of talks, we want to show you what can be done and encourage you to take your learnings with you into your everyday working life.


This first season of talks (including this one) will be held in German. However, future ones in English are expected to follow.

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