Tuesday, September 21, 2010

series profile: Ultimate Factories / Megafactories (National Geographic)

video topic: Design, industry
entry type: documentary info
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architect featured: mixed 

series host: National Geographic
video series: introduction to the series
Ultimate Factories / Megafactories
Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Chris Valentini & Victoria Kirk (National Geographic)

courtesy: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/ultimate-factories/all/Overview


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Ultimate Factories is an American documentary television series that premiered in 2007 on the National Geographic Channel. Produced by Michael Hoff Productions and National Geographic Film & Television, the program explores the inside workings of various factories worldwide. Each episode profiles the machinery and manpower behind each factory's main product, featuring close-ups, breakdowns, interviews, and side stories to show the sequence of events in order to show the process in the factory. Three episodes started the series, with additional episodes following later in the schedule.


The National Geographic Channel has broadcasted the following twenty episodes of the series:
Episode name Description
Apache Helicopter Follows the production of the helicopter Boeing AH-64 Apache at the Boeing factory.
Audi Follows the production of the car Audi R8 (road car) at Neckarsulm, Germany.
BMW Follows the production of the car BMW Z4.
Camaro Follows the production of the car 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy Special Edition.
Caterpillar Follows the production of the haul truck Caterpillar 797B.
Corvette Follows the production of the car Corvette Z06.
Ferrari Follows the production of the car 599 GTB Fiorano.
Pierce Fire Trucks
Harley-Davidson Follows the production of the motorcycle V-Rod.
IKEA Follows the production of IKEA products at its factories in Poland and Sweden.
John Deere Follows the production of the harvester STS Combine.
Lamborghini Follows the production of the car Murcielago SV.
M-1 Tank Follows the production of the tank M1 Abrams.
NYC Subway Car Follows the production of the subway car R160.
Peterbilt Follows the production of the truck, model 387, at the Peterbilt factory in Denton, Texas.
Porsche Follows the production of the car Porsche 911 GT3.
Rolls-Royce Follows the production of the car Rolls-Royce Phantom, including an insight on the company's "Bespoke" program.
UPS Follows the working of Worldport, worldwide air hub for United Parcel Service.
Winnebago Follows the production of the Winnebago motor homes, a type of recreational vehicle (RV).

Executive producer(s) Michael Hoff
Chris Valentini
Producer(s) Victoria Kirk
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) Michael Hoff Productions
National Geographic Society
Original channel National Geographic Channel
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run 2007 (2007) – present
External links
Official website
Production website


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