The first original "How It's Made" television series created by Gabriel
Hoss, the basis of the new "How It's Made" series currently broadcast
worldwide on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel, was
initially broadcast on PBS in the USA, and on TVO and CFCF in Canada.
MONTREAL, June 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - In 1982, Montreal filmmaker Gabriel Hoss created, produced and directed
the first episode of the original "How It's Made" television series (in French "Comment c'est fait"). The pencils were the subject. Their detailed fabrication process was
filmed inside the manufacturing plant. PBS in the United States as well as TVO, CFCF, Radio-Québec and CKCO in Canada were the first channels to broadcast this series, which
pioneered the new "How It's Made" TV series presently broadcast in approximately 180 countries, notably
on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel. The new series, produced by Maj Productions in Montreal, is based on
Gabriel Hoss' concept.
The original "How It's Made" series comprises thirty-six 4-minute films for television, which show the specific manufacturing processes inside the plant of all
kinds of objects, such as the light bulb, boots, beer, soap, chips,
candles, books, tissue paper and gold chains, to name a few. Produced
by his company Holia Film which was established in 1980, this first "How It's Made" series of films contains no narration, rather expressing its content
through a visual and universal cinematographic language. Between 1982
and 1999, the original series was broadcast on television in Canada and
in the United States, and was distributed in approximately 30 countries
worldwide by The Multimedia Group of Canada.
Since 1999 and to this day, Gabriel Hoss continues to direct the new "How It's Made" series. While he still films within the manufacturing plants, he has been
supported for a few years now by a second director whom he trained, in
view of other shoots which regularly occur in plants located around the
world. Mr. Hoss continues to supervise closely the editing of all the
material shot for each object in all episodes of the new series, to
ensure compliance with his original directing method. This year is the
30th anniversary of Mr. Hoss' first series. Up until now, both series, the
original one produced by Holia Film, and the new one produced by Maj
Productions, have cumulatively shown the manufacturing and fabrication
processes of about 1100 objects ; a simultaneous contribution to the
arts and science.
Gabriel Hoss also created, produced and directed the dramatic television series "A Touch of Genius", broadcast on the Family Channel in French in 1991 (soon to be at www.VoirLesGrandsCreateurs.com) and also distributed worldwide by Multimedia.
Holia Film wishes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its original "How It's Made" series' creation, and shall be holding later this year a retrospective screening of some of the first series' episodes, which were shot in 16mm film format.
Established in Montreal, QC thirty-two years ago, the film production
company Holia Film has also had an office in Los Angeles, California since 2008.
SOURCE Holia Film inc.
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