zondag 6 september 2015

A future without Power Plants

Centrale Hemweg

 In April 2015 Professor Ad van Wijk told in an interviewed for our documentary  H2 that he envisions a future where Hydrogen cars could provide the required electricity  to replace the power plants a future without power plants.  To make his invision his vision we filmed  Saturday 6 September a power plant in Amsterdam and with some special effect  in post  the power plant disappears

Foto Hans Vink

donderdag 13 augustus 2015

Test drive and hydrogen fuel up with Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell at Pure Media location

 For the Pure Media documentary  H2 we filmed the test drive off a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell 
we drove up to the first hydrogen tank station in the Netherlands and fueled up the car to over 700 bar with 1.78 kg of hydrogen good for another 460 km free CO2 emissions driving.

The first hydrogen tank station in he Netherlands.
Fuel Cell turns hydrogen in electricity with
no CO2 emissions
Hydrogen Car selfy with Natascha Kieft

zondag 5 juli 2015

Steven van Eijck chairman RAI association positive about H2 cars

The Nice view op the top the floor of the  RAI Amtrium,
 For our documentary H2 Steven van Eijck chairman  
RAI association was willing to answer some questions.  

The location was the RAI Amtrium, the latest flexible and sustainable
 conference,  meeting and office space on the north side of Amsterdam just opened in June 2015.
Natasha Kieft getting the mic ready

Steven van Eijck chairman  RAI association
Good to see that the Rai is having  a sustainable offices building and that Steven van Eijck was so positive about the H2 car.He came with some good suggestions how we can move forward to a more sustainable way of transport.

vrijdag 3 juli 2015

Film recordings of our new documentary Growing Home.

waiting at 5.30 am for Jon I am just not a morning person

 Friday morning got up early 5.00 am waiting for ride with Jonathan Karpathios to Rotterdam airport.

From there we go to Sandra & Santi 's   BB Simply Canvas in France to do some brainstorming  and film recordings for our new documentary Growing Home

 landing strip in Bergerac
 After 1.5 flying we land in  Bergerac (Dordogne) EGC where sandra waits for us with a big smile and brings us to her BO in Bonac where we can stay in the white cottage.

The White Cottage I sleep downstairs Jon will try to sleep upstairs.
After putting my gear and baggage in the white cottages I took a peek at the schedule
wine tasting,locale market,fishing, snail hunting and again organic wine tasting looks like fun but first lunch

Growing Home is about the path that Sandra & Santi have taken and continue to walk. It is about where the come from and where we are walking to.

Cheese from raw milk tasted so much better.

sausage and meat from the locale frames market it
Sandra did a amazing job feels like

zaterdag 20 juni 2015

Polder rooftop nine months later

polder rooftop 21 june 2015
For our documentary  CityRoofTops  we went back to the Polder rooftop, nine months earlier two rows of sedum  were replaced by two rows of  vegetables.  Each  with a different irrigation  system.

Today we came back to see the results. The test came out great but the arugula kept disappearing from the roof.

Looking closer Philip discovered some goose droppings near the arugula.
We don't need a CSI badge to know that the geese are eating the arugula
Footages from docu CityRoofTops nine months earlier 

Sacha Stolp and Phlipip Tra make are removing the sedum to make place for vegetables

 almost two rows of sedum gone

.However after Philip left to go to Building B, the police showed up on the roof,  somebody had triggered the burglar alarm.
Since I was alone I had a lot of explaining to do, but it is always good to talk about our film projects
Police car @ polder rooftop

woensdag 6 mei 2015

Spring on building B.

Saturday, May 3 we continued filming for our documentary City Rooftops it was
 a beautiful spring day on top of  Building B and the whole Grown Down Town team came to pick weeds , expand the henhouse and  repland the grapes  .

replant grapes


                                                         expand the henhouse
Chickens give in exchange for organic waste eggs and fertilizer for edible plants on the roof
Every day, four Kipster eggs

We learn from the best

Joris Osprins, sharing about A Single Life,
which was nominated for an Oscar

It's Puur Media's  policy to keep developing and learning . Every year we go to  workshops at IBC often thought by Oscar winners.

On Friday the 24th of April we attended the Cinema 4D  Benelux event. The most inspiring  workshop was given by Joris Oprins, from Job, Joris  Marieke. Their short animation, A Single Life, was  Academy Award nominee 87th Animation Short  Film Category Joris Oprins shared about how they find new ideas for their animations.

Joris Oprins
Oscar nominees use PC's 
Unlike most visual artist Job, Joris  Marieke. use PC's. It is good to see when people  choose tools that work the best for them and do't go with the flow of tradition , trends and

Job, Joris & Marieke waiting to hear if their
short film was nominated for an Oscar or not
In America, they spoke to animators at Pixar. The people there were very interested in how a three-person studio works.  We also notice that the big Hollywood production companies are interest in small teams like us.

Afterwards we had an opportunity to talk with Joris he shared that they were self-taught animators. He's been animating for some 12 years now and it has been six years that they've been working together as a studio. 
Filmmaker Benny Vink and Joris Osprins

donderdag 23 april 2015

H2 car as powerplant

On Wednesday the 22nd of April Puur Media was on the premises of the Delft University of Technology for the upcoming documentary H2. The professor had invited us to a house which is used for researching sustainability. This house is the start of the Green Village which is to be built on this location.

We  interviewed founder of future Green village and professor Ad van Wijk. 
Professor Ad van Wijk and filmmaker Benny Vink

 The beginning of the Green Village is this sustainable house

Ad van Wijk shared about different energy solutions based around hydrogen cars and how they differ from cars that run on fossil fuels and how they can complement electric cars which run on batteries.

 Moreover, he envisions a future where hydrogen cars play an important role in sustainable living.  He  envisions a future where hydrogen cars play an important role in sustainable living. Hydrogen cars could provide the required electricity  to replace the power plants.

Professor van Wijk filmed by Benny Vink

After the interview, we dropped by the Ecorunner team in the Dream Hall. Filmmaker Benny Vink briefly looked back with Jim Hoogmoed (Team Manager) and Stefan Leegwater (Chief Engineer) on last week's events. They had had a busy week measuring the the air resistance of the Ecorunner 5, as well as the unveiling of their car for sponsors and family. After testing  a few days, we found out that their vehicle has the least air resistance in the world. After getting some rest, they  are  busy preparing for the race. 

Below are some pictures.

Stefan Leegwater, Jim Hoogmoed and Benny Vink catching up.

The Dream Hall where the Ecorunner and other TU Delft projects are built

Tim Jonathan opening up the gate towards our location

Filmmaker Benny Vink, Ad van Wijk and host Tim Jonathan walking towards the house.

A brief interview with Tim Jonathan, the Construction Manager of  this project

Benny Vink, Tim Jonathan and Ad van Wijk talking about
what sustainable living could look like in the future

Benny Vink interviewing Ad van Wijk outside the house,
but inside the 'skin', making this space like a greenhouse

Professor Ad van Wijk and Filmmaker Benny Vink outside the house

Filmmaker Benny Vink and Ecorunner's Chief Engineer Stefan Leegwater

donderdag 16 april 2015

Eco Runner Team Delft in documentaire H 2.

Eco runner 5
H2 our documentary we follow a group of enthusiastic students of the Technical
University of Technology who participate in a competition against other universities.
With the aim of who has the most economical hydrogen vehicle designed and built.

In recent months they have been working on the design of the Eco Runner 5
calculation suggest that this could be  the best air resistance in the world.

To see if these calculation are correct the Eco Runner  was places 5 in a wind tunnel to measure the exact air resistance.

It's  was a fun and inspiring  day of film and the recordings are a beautiful addition to the movie H2

Control room next to the wind tunnel where all measurement data arrives

With smoke is very good to see how the air moves over the vehicle.

The smoke particles can remain behind on the vehicle and cause air resistance is therefore after the smoke test it is  thoroughly cleaned

donderdag 9 april 2015

Filming @ hydrogen event for our docu "H2"

During our quest  in our documentary  "H2", a film about  tomorrow's transportation, we discovered that Hyundai is one of the first to put a hydrogen car on the market. To take inventory of the possibilities on driving on hydrogen at this stage, they followed up by organizing  hydrogen event in Rotterdam. Because the H2 car was there, we drove down to Rotterdam to take it for a spin and film it for ourselves.

Luk Termeulen Manager Sales Operations; filmmaker before the test-ride

Luk Termeulen and Benny Vink after the test ride

Car as Power plant
One of the speakers was Professor Ad van Wijk  from The Green Village/Technical University Delft. He talked about  how Hydrogen cars can become our local power plants. We are going to visit Ad van Wijk to film more about this.

Professor Ad van Wijk on cars as Power Plants

Reinier van den Berg, a climate expert. He shared about the need of using different energy sources as the climate is feeling the impact of our current use of fossil fuels. He stated that in nature everything is solar powered and is created in  sustainable life cycles. He pointed out that if it's possible in nature, it's also possible in our societies.
Reinier van den Berg, Climate expert & filmmaker Benny Vink

Below more pictures of the event.

The fuel cell that turns hydrogen in electricity

Refilling Hydrogen cars is faster than recharging batteries in electronic cars.

Mike Belinfante spokesman Hyunda being interviewed by filmmaker Benny Vink

Filmmaker Benny Vink inside the Floating Pavillion

 Professor van Wijk's vision:
How hydrogen cars can be used as a power plant.