Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes

| 1 h 26 min
campus

For almost three decades, internationally renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky has been creating large scale photographs of landscapes transformed by industry: quarries, scrap heaps, factories, recycling yards, dams. Manufactured Landscapes follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country capturing the evidence and effects of China's massive industrial revolution. Rarely witnessed sites such as the Three Gorges Dam (50% larger than any other dam in the world), the interior of a factory which produces 20 million irons a year, and the breathtaking scale of Shanghai's urban renewal are subjects for his lens and our motion picture camera. Shot in sumptuous super 16mm film, Manufactured Landscapes extends the narratives of Burtynsky's photographs, meditating on human impact on the planet without trying to reach simplistic judgements or reductive resolutions. In the process, the film shifts our consciousness about the world and the way we live in it.

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Credits
  • director
    Jennifer Baichwal
  • director of photography
    Peter Mettler
  • creative consultant
    Peter Mettler
  • editor
    Roland Schlimme
  • commissioning editor
    Rudy Buttignol
  • producer
    Peter Starr
    Gerry Flahive
    Nick de Pencier
    Daniel Iron
    Jennifer Baichwal
  • associate producer
    Jeff Powis
    Lucas Lackner
    Shana Collier
  • line producer
    Paul Scherzer
    Noah Weinzweig
  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • production coordinator
    Sarah Christie
    Maggie Tang
  • daily production coordinator
    Kerryn Ciracovitch
  • post-production coordinator
    Chanda Chevannes
  • production assistant
    Ryan Noth
    Brooke Hanson
    Ted Hobson
  • research assistant
    Chelsea McMullan
  • production accountant
    Stephen Paniccia
  • location sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • shoot director
    Edward Burtynsky
  • cinematography
    Noah Weinzweig
    Nick de Pencier
  • assistant editor
    Avril Jacobson
  • daily assistant editor
    Cort Bremner
    Joseph Doane
  • translator
    Lanny Dong Zhi Ying
    Longyu Tong
    Luo Li
    Catherine Xiaowen Xu
  • telecine transfer
    Ross Cole
  • motion designer
    Stephanie Dudley
  • online editor
    Ed Ham
    Brian Reid
    Trevor Risbridger
  • colourist
    Colin Moore
  • title design
    Malcolm Brown
  • supervising sound editor
    David Rose
  • dialogue editor
    Jane Tattersall
  • consultant for sound design
    Roland Schlimme
    Peter Mettler
  • consultant for music
    Roland Schlimme
    Peter Mettler
  • original music composer
    Dan Driscoll
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
    David Rose
  • assistant re-recording mixer
    Mandy Ley
  • foley artist
    Steve Hammond
  • film and video post facility
    Technicolor Creative Services
  • audio post facility
    Tattersall Sound & Picture
  • tax credits
    Del Mehes
  • insurance
    Unionville Insurance Brokers
    Jones Brown and Associates Ltd.
  • accounting
    Kay and Warburton CA
  • office manager
    Christine Hobson
  • bookkeeper
    Jennifer Maund
  • shoot producer
    Noah Weinzweig
  • production manager
    Marcus Schubert
  • wish evolver
    Anna Withrow
  • TED Prize
    Anna Withrow
  • arts administrator
    Karen Machtinger
  • general manager
    Jeannie Baxter