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The Torturous History of the Treadmill

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  2. Fact Sheet

An animated lesson for TED-Ed, an extension of TED Talks. Conor Heffernan, the educator, details the dark and twisted history of the treadmill.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: The Torturous History of the Treadmill

    Directed by: Yukai DU

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 2015

    Running time: 04 min 10 s

  • Technique

    Category: Educational, scientific or industrial film

    Techniques used: 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Kids, Family, Young adults, Preschool

  • Credits

    Directed by: Yukai DU

    Production: Jessica RUBY, TED CONFERENCES, LLC, Gerta XHELO

    Artistic direction: Yukai Du

    Script: Conor Heffernan

    Storyboard: Yukai Du

    Animation: Yukai Du, Jiaqi Liu

    Music: Cem Misirlioglu

    Sound: Cem Misirlioglu

    Voice: Addison Anderson