Posted on April 19, 2010 · Posted in production log

NEW YORK CITY – I filmed and edited this video for the organizations Rainforest Relief and New York Climate Action Group’s joint campaign Rainforests of New York.

In a span of two days our crew biked to sites in New York City, which use tropical hardwoods for benches, boardwalks, decking, ferry docks and subway track ties. Although Mayor Bloomberg has called “tropical deforestation an ecological calamity”, the city remains the largest consumer of tropical hardwoods in North America. The video was edited in time to broadcast online for Earth Week 2010.

The New York Times featured the video in their City Room blog.

Credit: Camera + Editor

About the Author

Salvador Pantoja is a video producer, director, camera operator, and editor working in New York City.