RDF Productions was formed in January of 2011 as an outlet and resource for the community by providing production, filming, and editing services to the most vital environmental, humanitarian, or community services to enhance the awareness, education, and outreach of sustainable topics.
RDF Productions is the leader in capturing the emerging era of environmental history with professional promotion for any product, service, idea, business, or organization involved in green practices and sustainable solutions.
RDF Productions’ “How Can I Help?” is an educational TV show that successfully showcases local businesses, non-profit organizations, and municipal departments making a difference in the community by incorporating green and sustainable practices. The consistent professional performance has generated 845,000 audience viewers per episode for this popular show. More information is available on “How Can I Help?” San Diego through the About page.
Have the crew of “How Can I Help” help you on your next program, presentation or event with RDF Productions’ Promotional Solutions. We provide a venue for humanitarian, health, community and sustainable organizations to professionally promote ideas, products, programs and services. By opening our video production services we hope to better serve the community as a resource without the constraints of a consistent but successful TV show format. Please consider the sustainable solutions for video production services provided by RDF Productions’ Promotional Solutions.
Using thumbtack.com we have posted a listing of our services under the title Sustainable Video Production Promotional Solutions. Just another way we can be proactive in providing our resources, abilities and skills in the community.
Ronnie Das (Host, Executive Producer)
After originally growing up in Lakewood, CA. Ronnie Das moved to San Diego, CA in August of 2004 as a freshmen undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego. Graduating with an Environmental Systems/ Environmental Policy degree he immediately began working on native plant restoration at the Miramar Native Plant Nursery for the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department.
After the experience of restoration, Ronnie Das transferred to the City of San Diego Storm Water Department where he engaged in storm water quality testing, monitoring, and preliminary storm water pollution point-source investigations. As the seasonal Dry Weather Monitoring Program came to an end, a decision was made..
“Seems like you have to get into politics to be in the government or you won’t be able to move past a certain point. My jobs were always fun, but I always kept my nose out of politics, especially office politics, in the government that could end your career on a real bad note.” – Ronnie Das. 9/30/10
The next day was the first day of filming for the Pilot episode of “How Can I Help?” San Diego which took place 10/01/10 at Wild Willow Farms (Episode 1: Farm Fresh).
What’s next for Ronnie Das? “A good career is more than a job, its a passion, it makes you happy to wake up, ready to stay up, and sleep easy. I guess I’m just looking for that perfect career, one that inspires my passion and helps me be productive in the community. So far I think I found it.” -Ronnie Das
Chris Olivas (Technical Director, Video Editor)
With a successful early career in teaching and as a lifeguard Chris Olivas is now a hardworking director on the rise. As an avid surfer Chris became involved with the Surfrider Foundation and eventually began creating short-length educational Public Service Announcements for the non-profit organization.
In raising awareness on environmental impacts, Chris is a master of capturing a persons interest with informative and sometimes dense material by keeping his work dynamic, engaging, and entertaining. Chris Olivas can captivate and inform an audience in as little as 15 seconds.
“The value of our TV show [How Can I Help? San Diego] as a resource for the community has been exponentially increased with the help of Chris Olivas. His impact on the production quality and technical performance of this show is at the highest professional level. The thing about Chris is that when he’s motivated, you have the joy of watching some brilliant work, and let me tell you… he’s motivated” – Ronnie Das
Peter Schmid-Schoenbein (Audio Engineer, Graphic Designer)
Graduating with a Visual Arts degree from UCSD was merely the finishing touches for this born artist. Peter Schmid-Schoenbein has mastered the entire suite of adobe and other graphic design programs to provide a technical background to a very creative mind.
Peters diverse portfolio can be seen in blockbuster hits Transformers 2 and Smurfs among others where he was responsible for 2D to 3D rendering. Peters is an industry leader on the forefront of cutting edge technology by working with the best production companies in the business for a combined movie franchise worth of over $1 trillion dollars
“It has to be hard being a graphic designer, well at least a good graphic designer like Peter Schmid-Schoenbein. Sometimes I give him very little information or an abstract concept and he’ll come back with 20 great ideas. I’m shocked at how seamless he can convey an idea into an art piece. Peter Schmid-Schoenbein is quite simply the best in the business.” -Ronnie Das
Annie Hines grew up in Oakland, California before attending college in Los Angeles, CA. Always an avid outdoors-person, she grew up loving the environment, especially conservation issues. While studying Spanish Language and Literature at Loyola Marymount, she began working with various environmental nonprofits during the summers. Past experience has been mostly focused on environmental education, with forays in endangered species management. After graduating, she worked for an environmental consulting firm before leaving for Panama with the Peace Corps.
In Panama, her work focuses on sea turtle conservation, ecotourism and environmental education. She works alongside a pre-existing ecotourism group to create and implement monitoring policies, organize tourism activities and conduct trainings. Annie hopes to keep working in natural resource or endangered species management after the Peace Corps.
Disclaimer: All opinions put forth by this person are personal and not reflective of Peace Corps, Panama or the American or Panamanian governments.
Alice Nguyen graduated from University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry/Cell Biology along with a minor in Environmental Systems. She also has a Master’s of Science in Biology with a focus in Environmental Microbiology performing research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her extensive background include dentistry, humanitarian aid, teaching, and scientific research — these diverse experiences have combined and culminated into her core passion to create a greener, more sustainable world.
She is now involved with Green Economy Group as a Project Management Associate / Editor and Bambootility, LLC as an Associate. She hopes to escape from prevailing global energy constraints, and accelerate innovation in renewables and clean energy.