GreenScreen is a hands-on, project-based environmental media production program where students work in teams to leverage their collective production skills and environmental knowledge. The goal of the program is not only to increase awareness about the environment, but to expand the ways that these issues are represented and communicated. Students will have an opportunity to work with local environmental organizations on critical issues that affect Santa Barbara County.
GreenScreen brings together students in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences to engage in environmental issues through artistic production. This involves working across disciplines, artistic genres, and developing a critical approach to environmental media production.
GreenScreen is funded by the students of UCSB through Associated Students Coastal Fund and the Carsey-Wolf Center. Thanks also to Sony Pictures Entertainment for its annual gift of equipment, including HD cameras.
Student Testimonial: Samuel de Castro-Abeger
"Dirty Little Secret was the product of the Carsey-Wolf Center's Environmental Media Initiative. We started as a group of students in UCSB's Film and Media Studies class, Films of the Natural and Human Environment, where we learned about how media and the environment interacted. We watched films and discussed characteristics and styles of films about the environment. We continued the next quarter in the GreenScreen program working with documentary filmmaker and instructor, Chris Jenkins, to produce films about the environment using the tools and techniques we had learned about. Our group started with the idea of how action sport industries like surfing and snowboarding have taken steps to help protect the arenas in which their sports are played. It developed into the story you see in Dirty Little Secret. It was a great experience! Making Dirty Little Secret was a springboard for my new job working for an IMAX documentary film company as an internet video content producer and editor making promotional videos for social media."
Recent News and Events
- Three GreenScreen films films screen at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- GreenScreen film Saving Sasquatch recently won top prize in the Documentary Short (student) category at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2015
- GreenScreen films Where the Wonder Went and Tar Wars screen at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)
- GreenScreen film Catch of the Week wins student film award from Green Living Project
- GreenScreen 2012 Student Film Premiere
- GreenScreen film Dirty Little Secret wins top green student film award
- GreenScreen 2011 Environmental Film Premiere