TO REDUCE THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT THROUGH
INCORPORATING SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES


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Shattered Prism was founded by Parker Shippey in 2014, who works as a Chief Lighting Technician as a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 52. Parker formed Shattered Prism with the long-term goal of reducing the Motion Picture industry’s environmental impact through incorporating sustainable technologies. Shattered Prism has been distributing lighting and power solutions to film, TV & commercial productions on the East Coast since its launch in 2014.
Shattered Prism was founded by Parker Shippey in 2014, who works as a Chief Lighting Technician as a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 52. Parker formed Shattered Prism with the long-term goal of reducing the Motion Picture industry’s environmental impact through incorporating sustainable technologies. Shattered Prism has been distributing lighting and power solutions to film, TV & commercial productions on the East Coast since its launch in 2014.
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Parker Shippey


Parker Shippey is a film electrician/lighting designer who has been working as a member of IATSE Local 52 since 2010. He started renting out gear to film productions early on in his career, focusing on specialty lighting equipment and the miscellaneous Expendables that productions use day-to-day. His early adoption and addition of LED lights to his inventory pre-empted the industry-wide shift to the more efficient fixtures. Moreover, Parker altered the Expendables model traditionally utilized by productions, where every expendable is bought outright, and much of the usable materials left over at the end of productions go to waste. Instead, expendables became a service, allowing productions to only use what they need for a flat-rate, returning their Expendables for re-use on other productions. Both of these moves not only enabled Parker to increase profitability, but also made the industry more efficient thereby reducing environmental impact.

Parker Shippey is a film electrician/lighting designer who has been working as a member of IATSE Local 52 since 2010. He started renting out gear to film productions in 2015, focusing on lighting equipment and the miscellaneous Expendables that productions use day-to-day. His early adoption and addition of LED lights to his inventory pre-empted the industry-wide shift to the more efficient bulbs.

Moreover, Parker fixed the Expendables service rental model by allowing productions to return their unused Expendables for re-use. Both of these moves not only enabled Parker to increase profitability, but also made the industry more efficient thereby reducing environmental impact.Input your text here! The text element is intended for longform copy that could potentially include multiple paragraphs.


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Adam Shippey


Adam took on a co-management role with Parker, overseeing the financial side of the company and pitching in in various other capacities. Adam also works in the film industry as a stuntman, but his background is financial in nature. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Economics, and worked for an asset management co for 4 years prior to transitioning to stunts full-time.
Adam took on a co-management role with Parker, overseeing the financial side of the company and pitching in in various other capacities. Adam also works in the film industry as a stuntman, but his background is financial in nature. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Economics, and worked for an asset management co for 4 years prior to transitioning to stunts full-time.

Evolution of Shattered Prism

Since the purchase of additional units in August, Parker and Adam have seen a steady uptick in rentals and inquiries for the product. The feedback continues to be positive, and the brand awareness is growing quickly.

The company has participated in several events including NAB & Climate Week (where they powered the entire event using the VOLTstack units), and developed partnerships with other key industry professionals who can assist with tech adoption. Another critical step was securing Exclusivity from the manufacturer for the industry and region. This agreement was reached, and the deal was signed on October 29 th.

The future is bright for this product, and for Shattered Prism as the exclusive distributor to film/TV productions in NY & NJ. The region is a booming hub for shows thanks to support from the local administrations through tax credits, and to the growth of content development from streaming services.

These productions are environmentally conscious to the extent they can be. A product like the VOLTstack is not only a more effective tool than diesel generators, in that it operates silently and can be run adjacent to set, but it also allows these productions to substantially reduce their carbon footprint. This combination of immediate value-add plus big-picture benefits makes productions highly motivated to adopt this technology.