above Roger Webster, Ted T. Tanaka, FAIA, Elaine Beckett, David Greenberg, Doug White

EC Founders, Summer 1969

David Greenberg, B Architecture ASU, Graduate Program Urban Design UCLA
Douglas White, M Arch History Tulane
Michael Kwartler M Arch Urban Design Columbia
Roger Webster, Photographer
Ted Tokio Tanaka, B Architecture ASU
Dr. Bernard Perloff, Vice President, Environmental Psychology


EC Leaders

David Greenberg, Ceo (International Environmental Communications Inc)
Dr. Gary Greenberg, President
Roger Webster, Vice President Photography
Dr. Bernard Perloff, Vice President, Environmental Psychology
Ted T. Tanaka, Architect
Elizabeth Freeman, Production Supervisor
Sherri Tannibata, Office Manager
Stacy Keach


EC Video Department

John Hunt
Paul Challacombe
Yuzz Kanda


EC Photography/Darkroom

Edie Baskin
Kathleen McQuown
Sharon Peckinpah


EC Film Dept.

George Vannoy
Gary Yes Weiss


EC Writing/Research

Kathryn Smith
Irina Averkieff


EC Productions

Farrell Friedman
Susan Sullivan
Susan Krentzman
Marlo Wolfe
Jody Kent
Jan Wolfe
Valerie Daley


EC Clients

Zubin Mehta, Music Director, LA Philharmonic Orchestra Created two films for the Hollywood Bowl, Ligeti, Mayuzumi

Maurice Tuchman, Los Angeles County Museum of Art created and installation of slides and video “Environmental Communications Looks at Los Angeles.” Tom Wolfe wrote the catalog introduction. Curator Stephanie Barron

Ettorre Sottsass created a video/slide installation for the Milan Trienale

Richard Saul Wurman created a multimedia slide show for the Aspen Design Conference, Making the City Visable with Louis Kahn who said “LA is Truth Whether you Like it or not.”

Ridley Scott, director “Blade Runner” created 4 hour slide show which became the basis of the consulting on Architecture and Environment for the film

Paolo Soleri created a multi-media show at Arcosanti, Prescott, Arizona

Lawrence Foster, Conductor Houston Symphony performed Ligeti with Houston Symphony Orchestra
U.S.I.A. distributed “Environmental Communications Looks at Los Angeles” Throughout Easter Europe, with the cooperation of the CIA and the KGB

Cooper Hewitt presented Environmental Communication Looks at L.A.

Century City, Alcoa Corp. invited Environmental Communications to integrate art and culture to make the Urban Environment more human. The Laser show was one of the highlights. E.C. had the top two floors of the Yamasaki Towers for two years.

Elektra Records we created a film for Dorthy Morrison a gospel singer, show at San Quentin and Big Sur Folk Festival.

Robert De Niro we recreated the Greenhouse on roof top for him


Special Project Consultants/Partners

Marshal McLuhan for Ecoland a proposal/treatment with KCET for a PBS Television series

Waldo Salt (screenwriter “Midnight Cowboy”) and Marshall McLuhan partnered on research and development toward a feature film to big called “Wilshire” based on the socialist/capitalist pioneer developer of Los Angeles.

Dear Harvey Perloff UCLA school of Architecture Gave EC the job introducing Charles Jencks to Los Angeles environment and its Architecrture with a big A. That collaboration played an important part in his Book The Language of Post Modern Architecture just a couple of years later.

Running Press, Stuart Teach created two books “Big Art, Supergraphics and Megamurals” and “Musical Houses” with photographer Tim Street-Porter


Consultants Friends Contributors

Terrance Malik (director), Oliver Stone (writer/director), Ettorre Sottsass(designer), Archigram, Tom Wolfe (writer), John Margolies, Superstudio, Princess Claudia Ruspoli, Michael Shamberg (TV film producer), Count Brando Crespi, Stacy Keach (actor), Harris Yulin (actor), David Ross (Museum Director), Leonard Koren (Wet Mag/writer), Tom Sewell (Designer/photographer), Elaine Beckett (Actress), Faye Dunaway (actress), Ed Ruscha (artist) Jennifer Salt (actress/writer), Ant Farm, Chip Lord (designer), Julius Shulman, Los Angeles Fine Arts Sqaud, Los Dos Streetscapers, Michael Hayden (neon artist), Richard Register (Ecologist/planner), Hal Glicksman, JimmyZ Ganzer (artist, fashion designer), Fred Havens, Doug Crismas (Ace Gallery), Telethon, Jersey Devils, Doug Hall (Truthco), Mr. Peanut, Image Bank, Robert Winter, Pauline Shindler (architects wife), Humberto Rivera (artist), Art Mortimer(muralist), Penny Little, Judith Bacha(Muralist/organizer) Dr.John Lily, Nathan Shapira (Design Prof.), Steve Erlich (Architect). Frank Gehry (Architect), Larry Bell (Artist), Henry Miller (writer), Raynor Banhem(Architectural Historian), S.I.T.E., Venturi and Rauch, TVTV, Steve Miles, Paul Zacha, Tony Greenberg (architect), Greg Edwards (artist), Wendy Appel, Lloyd Kahn (writer/publisher), Judith Hoffberg (art librarian), Sandy Sussman (artist), Laddie Dill (artist), Kent Twitchell (muralist), Victor Henderson (muralist), Chris Burden (artist) Frank Gillette (video artist)…


EC Spaces/Studios/Houses

  • Pink House, Beach house first studio/super graphic painting

  • 62 Windward Avenue Studio, Dark Room, Video, Film, slides, Salon

  • 66 ½ Windward Upstairs EC offices Rogers apartment

  • Roof top Greenhouse

  • 66 Windward Avenue, Artworks Bookstore and EC Windward Ave Gallery

  • The Villa, 17518 Castellammare, Pacific Palisades, Beach house on Pacific Coast Hwy was the residence of D. Greenberg and various EC workers as well as the EC party house for very large parties. EC represented a sort of integrated culture of L.A. and Hollywood, a mansion party house helped a lot.

  • Top 4 floors of Yamasaki’s Century City Triangular tower, 2000 Avenue of the Stars floors 40 to 44. Used as EC studio for bring culture and art to and Urban Wasteland


On the Road and in the Air

  • 1976 Mustang Convertible painted iridescent blue gray smog color with vanity plate Smog 9, great for shooting around L.A and on Freeways.

  • Volkswagen Van, Rogers 1966 yellow media/surf van

  • Big Mama, Customized GMC 23’ Motorhome into our roving studio, hotel office and conference room crossing the country nearly 3 times shooting slide series and books and film. EC actually had some role in consulting on the General Motors design, they got some ideas from our slide series called Nomadic Truckitecture.

  • Environmental Communications Dune Buggy, able to use on off the road expeditions. One in particular with David MacDermott of Chrysalis and Roger Webster on a ecological discovery trip to the bottom of Baja California.

  • 1972 Cadillac Convertible, particular smooth drive for roaming filming and shooting L.A.

  • Good Year Blimp, we spent two full days in earlier 70’s really understanding L.A. from the air where you can really just float over it. Much of our best stuff came from those trips.

  • Various light planes for aerial photography and shoot almost every year during the 70’s.


Website

David Greenberg with Tom Kracauer

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