Modern Marvels

Season 12 Episode 61

Da Vinci Tech

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 04, 2005 on The History Channel
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Episode Summary

Da Vinci Tech
Modern Marvels takes a look at the incredible works of Leonardo da Vinci.

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    Roger Hahn

    Roger Hahn


    Guest Star

    Paolo Galluzzi

    Paolo Galluzzi


    Guest Star

    Mark Rosheim

    Mark Rosheim


    Guest Star

    Max Raphael

    Max Raphael


    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Had it been completed, Leonardo's 80 ton bronze horse would have weighed as much as 50 Ferrari sports cars of 13 of Michelangelo's Davids.

      • In 1901, a 12 year old Russian boy saw Leonardo's mechanical drawings and they changed his life. Igor Sikorsky later built one of the first working helicopters in history.

      • To construct the knight robot, Mark Rosheim and his team employed more than 20 pulleys, a modern car jack, and 46 feet of steel cable.

      • in addition to devising his own recipe for gunpowder, Leonardo designed cannon shells that exploded on impact or divided into smaller explosives while still in flight.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Narrator: He designed planes, tanks and even robots, all in the 15th century. By the time he was done he'd constructed cities, rerouted rivers and mapped the human body. He even took the time to do a little painting. Not bad for a self taught country boy. How did he do it? And do his inventions really work? Now, DaVinci Tech, on Modern Marvels.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Stephen Tobriner, PhD
        Architecture Dept., UC Berkeley

        Roger Hahn, PhD
        History Dept. UC Berkeley

        Bert Hall
        Author, "Weapons & Warfare in Renaissance Europe"

        Ken Bartlett, PhD
        History Dept. University of Toronto

        Prof. Paolo Galluzzi
        Museum of History of Science, Florence

        Mark Rosheim
        Author "Leonardo's Lost Robots"

        James De Laurier
        Prof. of Engineering, University of Toronto

        James Casey, PhD
        Theoretical Mechanics, UC Berkeley

        Peter C. Dent
        Trustee, Da Vinci Discovery Center

      • Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Philip Kruener
        Producer: Philip Kruener
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Associate Producer: David Bradstreet
        Associate Producer: Jim Reeves
        Editor: Motoshi Wakabayashi
        Narrator: Max Raphael
        Music: Guy Thomas
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Production Manager: Shelia Collins
        Post Producer: Tim Knauff
        Clearance Supervisor: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Allison Boon
        Production Controller: Dani Eslin
        Accountant: April Brown
        Accountant: Sheridan Liu
        Accountant: Paulette Pantoja
        Researcher: Uldis Balodis
        Researcher: Bradley Combest
        Researcher: John Knapp
        Coordinator: Boni Osmani
        Coordinator: Brad Skiles
        Clearance Coordinator: Lawrence Givens III
        Clearance Coordinator: Aaron Zober
        Post Coordinator: Terrence Hartwell
        Voice over Coordinator: John Knapp
        Assistant Editor: Laura Steinhoff
        Assistant Editor: Josh Beckham
        Assistant Post Coordinator: Alexander Rubinow
        Post Assistant: Gaylen Kobayashi
        Post Assistant: Kevin McCartney
        Camera: Prospero Bozzo
        Camera: Luigi Dee'Elba
        Camera: Larry M. Falk
        Camera: John Kabasakalis
        Camera: Lon Magdich
        Camera: Paul Neal
        Field Audio: Kyle Gallagher
        Field Audio: Morgan Schmidt-Feng
        Online Editor: John Price
        Sound Mixer: Ed Thacker
        Animation: TAK Productions, INC
        Additional Animation: Flyingblue Studio
        Animated Photos: Adam Goodwin
        Historical Consultant: James Casey
        Historical Consultant: James De Laurier
        Historical Consultant: Peter C. Dent
        Historical Consultant: Mark Rosheim

        Special Thanks:
        Biblioteca Ambrosiana
        Castello Dei Conti Guidi, Vinci
        Da Vinci Discovery Center, Allentown, PA
        Filip Filippou
        I Nuovi Musei Di Leonardo Da Vinci
        Instituto E Museo Do Storia Della Scienza
        Italian Film Commission
        La Citta' Ideale, Vigevano
        Lombardia Film Commission
        Museo Ideale Leonardo Da Vinci
        Museo Leonardo Da Vinci
        Museo Leonardiano Di Vinci
        Museo Nazionale Della Scienza E Della Technologia Leonardo Da Vinci
        Maurizio Seracini
        Toronto Aerospace Museum
        UCLA Arts Library
        University of California, Berkeley
        Victoria University

        Executive Producer: Beth Dietrich-Segarra
        Produced by Actuality Productions, INC

      • This episode originally aired later than usual, at 11pm ET.

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