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How It's Made
Howitsmade.jpg
The website title of How It's Made.
Format Documentary / Science
Created by Gabriel Hoss
Starring Lynne Adams
(2006–present)
June Wallack
(2005)
Lynn Herzeg
(2002–2004)
Mark Tewksbury
(2001)
Country of origin  Canada
No. of episodes 143 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (with commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Ztélé (Quebec)
Discovery Channel Canada
The Science Channel (United States)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Original run 1999 (Canada & France)
2001 (United States) – present
External links
Official website

How It's Made is a Canadian documentary television series that premiered in 2001 on the Discovery Channel. The program is produced in Quebec, Canada by Productions MAJ, Inc. and Productions MAJ 2 (3959015 Canada, Inc.) and consists of seasons made since 2005.

Contents

Format

The show is a documentary program showing how common, everyday items (including foodstuffs like bubblegum, industrial products such as motors, musical instruments such as guitars, and sporting goods such as snowboards) are manufactured, and is filmed to simplify overdubbing in different languages, for example avoiding showing a narrator or host onscreen, and most often also not having employees of featured companies speak on camera. An offscreen narrator explains each process, often making use of puns. Each half hour show usually has three or four main segments, with each product getting a demonstration of about five minutes, with exceptions for more complex products.

Additionally, in June 2008, Science Channel began airing How It's Made: Remix, consisting of previous segments arranged into theme episodes ("Food", "Sporting Goods", etc.).

There are currently 14 seasons.[1]

Languages

It is broadcast in English on Discovery Channel Canada and Discovery Civilization Channel, and in French on Ztélé. The program is also broadcast abroad, for example, in the United States (on The Science Channel and the Discovery Channel), the UK (on Discovery Channel UK and Discovery Science), Italy on Discovery Science I, Norway (translated into Norwegian on Discovery Channel and Discovery Science), and Poland (translated into Polish on Discovery Channel Polska and Discovery Science Channel Polska). In Germany it is broadcast on DMAX in German under the title So wird's gemacht. The show is also broadcasted under various titles: in Portuguese under the title O Segredo das Coisas, in Spanish under the title Así se hace, in French under the title Comment c'est fait, in Polish under the title Jak to jest zrobione, in Hungarian under the title Hogyan készült, in Romanian under the title Cum se fabrică, in Italian under the title Come è fatto, in Russian under the title Как это работает, Norwegian under the title Hvordan den lages and in Finnish under the title Miten se tehtiin?.

Hosts

  • Lynne Adams - Season 6 - (2006 - present)
  • June Wallack - Season 5 (2005)
  • Lynn Herzeg - Seasons 2 - 4 (2002 - 2004)
  • Mark Tewksbury - Season 1 (2001)

Additionally, a different voice-over track is recorded for U.S. audiences by Brooks T. Moore (Seasons 1-8, 2001-2007, 2008-present) or Zac Fine (2007-2008). The main difference in the versions is that the U.S. host gives units of measurement in United States customary units instead of metric units. At one point in the U.S. run, a subtitled conversion was shown on-screen over the original narration instead.

In April 2007, all episodes run in the United States (on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel) had the individual season openings replaced with a new opening used for every episode. Additionally, similar to most other Discovery Channel shows, the credits now run during the last segment, with only a blue screen and the request for feedback (and the website) at the end.

In September 2007, the 9th season began airing on Science Channel, along with new openings, graphics, and soundtracks. In addition, Zac Fine replaced Moore as the narrator. However, the eleventh season, which started airing in September 2008, reinstated Moore as the narrator and reverted to a previous title sequence and soundtrack.

In the UK, rest of Europe and S.E. Asia, the series is narrated by Tony Hirst. All episodes have been shown in the UK on the UK Discovery Channel.

Episodes

See also

Notes

External links

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How It's Made
[[File:]]
The website's title logo.
Format Documentary
Science
Created by Gabriel Hoss
Starring Lynne Adams
(2006–present)
June Wallack
(2005)
Lynn Herzeg
(2002–2004)
Mark Tewksbury
(2001)
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 15
No. of episodes 195 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Ztélé (Quebec)
Discovery Channel Canada
Science Channel (United States)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Original run 2001 – present
External links
Official website

How It's Made is a Canadian documentary television series that premiered in 2001 on the Discovery Channel. The program is produced in the Canadian province of Quebec by Productions MAJ, Inc. and Productions MAJ 2 (3959015 Canada, Inc.) and consists of seasons made since 2005.[citation needed]

Contents

Languages

It is broadcast in English on Discovery Channel Canada and Discovery Civilization Channel, and in French on Ztélé. The program is also broadcast abroad, for example, in the United States (on The Science Channel and the Discovery Channel), the UK (on Discovery Channel UK and Discovery Science), Italy on Discovery Science I, Norway (translated into Norwegian on Discovery Channel and Discovery Science), and Poland (translated into Polish on Discovery Channel Polska and Discovery Science Channel Polska). In Germany it is broadcast on DMAX in German under the title So wird's gemacht. The show is also broadcast under various titles: in Portuguese under the title O Segredo das Coisas, in Spanish under the title Así se hace, in French under the title Comment c'est fait, in Polish under the title Jak to jest zrobione, in Hungarian under the title Hogyan készült, in Romanian under the title Cum se fabrică, in Italian under the title Come è fatto, in Russian under the title Как это работает, Norwegian under the title Hvordan den lages in Finnish under the title Miten se tehtiin? and in Czech Republic under the title Jak se to dělá .

Hosts

  • Lynne Adams - Season 6 - (2006–present)
  • June Wallack - Season 5 (2005)
  • Lynn Herzeg - Seasons 2 - 4 (2002–2004)
  • Mark Tewksbury - Season 1 (2001)

Additionally, a different voice-over track is recorded for U.S. audiences by Brooks T. Moore (Seasons 1-8, 2001–2007, 2008–present) or Zac Fine (2007–2008). The main difference in the versions is that the U.S. host gives units of measurement in United States customary units instead of metric units. At one point in the U.S. run, a subtitled conversion was shown on-screen over the original narration instead.

In April 2007, all episodes run in the United States (on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel) had the individual season openings replaced with a new opening used for every episode. Additionally, similar to most other Discovery Channel shows, the credits now run during the last segment, with only a blue screen and the request for feedback (and the website) at the end.

In September 2007, the 9th season began airing on Science Channel, along with new openings, graphics, and soundtracks. In addition, Zac Fine replaced Moore as the narrator. However, the eleventh season, which started airing in September 2008, reinstated Moore as the narrator and reverted to a previous title sequence and soundtrack.

In the UK, rest of Europe and S.E. Asia, the series is narrated by Tony Hirst. All episodes have been shown in the UK on the UK Discovery Channel and the UK Discovery Science channel.

Episodes

See also

Notes

External links


Simple English

How It's Made
[[File:]]
Format Science
Directed by Unknown
Narrated by Unknown
No. of episodes 50 (per day in the marathon)
Production
Camera setup Double Camera
Running time 24 min (w/o ads) and 30 min (w/ ads)

How It's Made is a half-hour science show that shows 3-4 everyday items being made. It is shown on the Discovery channel.

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