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Braid Rope?

1997 4 min
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How Do They Braid Rope? is a fascinating visual voyage through the twists and turns of rope-making. The How Do They...? series is comprised of short films that reveal the mysteries behind how everyday things are made. A film without words.

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Braid Rope?
  • How Do They...?
    How Do They...?
    1997 8 films
    Everybody loves a good "how-to" film. Here we've assembled a selection of short films demonstrating how to do everything from getting the centres in chocolates to recycling paper.

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How Do They Braid Rope? is a fascinating visual voyage through the twists and turns of rope-making. The How Do They...? series is comprised of short films that reveal the mysteries behind how everyday things are made. A film without words.
  • director
    Don White
  • cinematographer
    Ken Kuramoto
  • editor
    Shirley Claydon
  • sound recording
    Rick Bal
  • assistant camera
    James Tocher
    Mark Pitkethly
  • lighting
    Andre Fernandes
    Ian Barrett
  • sound design
    Gael MacLean
  • re-recording engineer
    Michael Colomby
  • audio post-production
    Airwaves Sound Design
  • on-line services
    Rainmaker Digital Pictures
  • series conceived by
    Don White
  • production supervisor
    Kathryn Lynch
  • program administrator
    Bruce Hagerman
  • producer
    George Johnson
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen

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Ages 9 to 14
Study Guide
Pre-screening: Discuss many of the ways that machines have been developed to make our lives easier. Have students discuss the part of the rope braiding process they found most intriguing. Have students suggest some products they would like to know more about, in terms of how they are made.
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