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Make Money?

Make Money?

| 4 min
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.


In How Do They Make Money?, shiny discs dance their way through the mint, emerging as brand new pennies! A film without words.

  • director
    Tina Keeper
  • camera
    Byron Gislason
  • location sound
    Marvin Polanski
  • editor
    Greg Nosaty
  • sound editor
    Saul Henteleff
  • online editor
    Tony Wytinck
  • sound mixer
    Bruce Little
  • production assistant
    Richard Carlisle
  • series conceived by
    Don White
  • production supervisor
    Scott Collins
  • program administrator
    Cyndi Forcand
  • producer
    Jennifer Torrance
  • executive producer
    Svend-Erik Eriksen


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Ages 5 to 18

Study Guide - Guide 1

Technology Education - Society and Technology

In this short, wordless video we see the process of Canadian coins being produced by machinery.  Students could discuss the importance of money in society and review the history of money. They could review the value of the various coins and do coin rubbings to see the artwork from the coin appear on paper. Students could write about the procedure of producing money. This video is also useful for discussions and research about mechanization in manufacturing.

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