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5 REASONS TO LOVE SOLARPOD!

We came across Thousand Suns doing a Google App key-studies for Google. We adored their products so much that we ended up photographing them all (see some below).

Solarpods are really great, here are our top 5 Reasons to Love this versatile, eco-friendly product!

1. First off has to be the creators of Solarpod, Thousand Suns’ ethical credentials. They’ve created a product that can run of only the solar energy yet rival gas guzzling generators. Even their production line is based in a small factory in France which provides work opportunities for people with disabilities.

2. The Solarpod is powerful and versatile, it contains a high performance lithium Iron Phosphate battery which is safe and environmentally friendly. It is fitted with a 400W inverter, a UK 3-pin socket, 2 USB ports and a 12V car socket. It can be charged either with solar panels or by plugging it directly into the mains. With a charging time of five to six hours the Solarpod can run a 40W TV for six hours or charge a smartphone 40 times.

3. Its sleek design makes it a compact and desirable object. The Solarpod has been described as a “unit that looks more like an Apple computer than a clunky diesel generator”. The unfoldable panels for charging the unit also come in a handy briefcase shape. The Solarpod is portable and practical enough to take it with you wherever you’re heading.

4. There are so many uses for the eco-friendly product. Thousand Suns said “The initial market was thought to be those who owned beach houses; it would be used to run things such as a small fridge or a TV”. Since then the potential for a variety of uses has become clear. Not just the environmentally conscientious but all those who might have limited or no access to the grid: from fishermen to festival goers, caravan users to campers. The Solarpod can be used in disaster stricken countries or for back up in rural areas with unreliable power supplies. It is great for running a stall at a market, trade show or exhibition or could be used to rent out power at a festival or on a cruise.

5. Last but certainly not least comes Solarpod’s little brother the Solarpod Buddy, a portable, pocket-sized solar charger for your personal gadgets, smartphones, MP3 players or GPS devices. You can plug into the USB port of the Buddy, which comes with a range of popular mobile phone tips (including apple) to attach to the charger cable.

To see some more examples of our product photography click here.

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CYCLE MAINTENANCE COURSE WITH PING PING!

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LIGHTING WORKSHOP WITH BRIAN WORLEY: BOOK NOW.

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GOLDEN AUTUMN BIKE RIDE: VOL.2

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BIKE RIDE OCTOBER 2012

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SOUNDS OF CINEMA

SOUNDS OF CINEMA or How I Learned to Listen to the Movies

Green Lens Studios in partnership with GLAZ Multimedia is proud to bring you a new film season dedicated to the art and craft of Film Sound. Taking place biweekly every Thursday from 18th October to 29th November at Green Lens Studios the season will explore the endless possibilities of SOUND in Cinema. SOUNDS OF CINEMA brings you a unique opportunity to explore the sonic world of films in a series of screenings introduced by film scholars and sound practitioners. Our programme presents a diverse yet concise selection of films all featuring Sound as a key artistic, narrative and technical element. With this season you will travel across film history and genre encountering new works as well as revisiting old classics from a different perspective. We hope to challenge your perception of cinema inspiring a new understanding of the intricate, multilayered and simply fantastic phenomenon we call FILM.  

Programme: THU 18 October 7pm THE CONVERSTAION (USA, Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) THU 1 November 7pm ERASERHEAD (USA, David Lynch, 1977) THU 15 November 7pm SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (USA, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1952) THU 29 November 7pm Fantastic Mr. Fox (USA, Wes Anderson, 2009) For more information visit: greenlenstudios.com/events, www.facebook.com/GreenLensStudios  

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STUDENT DISCOUNT

Its that time again when students need to complete their end of the year projects! Studio facilities are overbooked and there is less and less time left to hand in the assignments. We have created a Special Offer here at Green Lens: a day hire is only £100 now!

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SPRING BIKE RIDE 2012

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RUSSIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN LONDON

We have a very exiting project at the moment:

Ensemble Production has asked us to curate the show for Greater London Authority at City Hall. Its been very challenging but extremely successful project. 9 photographers participated in the group show and it was on show at the City Hall until 29th of February and have been moved to Pushkin House at the moment!

This exhibition features Russians who have made London their home, as captured by a number of Russian photographers.

The series of stills depicts those Russians in the capital who have contributed professionally to the artistic, cultural and economic development of London’s multicultural scene.

Exploring the ideas of immigration, aspiration and integration, the images trace the history of the Russian diaspora in London.

Starting in west London, the focus of the exhibition sweeps east, pausing at iconic locations and stepping into homes along the way, culminating at the heart of London 2012– the Olympic Park.

See the details visiting information for Pushking House below.

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PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

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ARTIST TALK / LECTURE

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GREENPEACE ANIMATION ABOUT OVERFISHING

Click here to see the Greenpeace animation about overfishing shot by Navarone’s crew at Green Lens Studios.

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WELL OILED FESTIVAL

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BIKE POWER WORKSHOP

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We had a Workshop at the studio where people could learn how to make electricity from a bicycle. You can see the photos here. Read more about the amazing organisers; Magnificent Revolution andTransition Crouch End.

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LAUNCH & EXHIBITION

The ‘Out of fashion’ Exhibition and Magazine Launch was fantastic. Please see the review here by VOLT cafe or click here to see the pictures from the opening.

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MAGAZINE LAUNCH

Please join us for the Exhibition Opening on Tuesday, 31st May

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BICYCLE WINE RACK

We found the perfect summer accessory. Click here for more info.

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SHORT FILMS 'EXPLORING THE WORLD AROUND US'

Picture taken on Green Lens’s Shorts Film screening at East End Film Festival, on the picture showing Helen Lovelee’s film ‘Under water forest meditation; Colour’. The subject is the underwater forests of the Tasman Sea, Australia. Because of the impact of commercial activities like fishing and farming only an approximate 5% of these forests remain for leisure, study and survival.

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CIVILISATION STARTER KIT

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We like this open source ecology “Civilization Starter Kit”

Click here to view the video.

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LU FLUX

LU FLUX, one of the most prominent and cutest designers on the London Ethical Fashion Scene. More images from her Autumn Winter 2011 collection ‘Sea and Be Seen’ here

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