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A Miniature Toronto
Building a reduced model of Toronto and Hamilton was Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer´s dream.
Originally from Holland, he fell in love with Canada and decided to introduce others to his adoptive country, city by city, using miniatures.
With its streetcars, GO trains, CN Tower and Rogers Centre, the miniature model of Toronto is nothing short of impressive.
It took fourteen months of work and 23 people to recreate the capital city. A Chrystelle Maechler production.
Réalisateur: Chrystelle Maechler
Production year: 2015
Building a reduced model of Toronto and Hamilton was Jean-Louis Brenninkmeijer´s dream. Originally from Holland, he fell in love with Canada and decided to introduce others to his adoptive country, city by city, using miniatures. With its streetcars, GO trains, CN Tower and Rogers Centre, the miniature model of Toronto is nothing short of impressive. It took fourteen months of work and 23 people to recreate the capital city. A Chrystelle Maechler production.
Il s’agit d’une entrevue réalisée auprès de JEAN-LOUIS BRENNINKMEIJER, président fondateur de « A home & miniature land » qui, avec son équipe, a fabriqué une maquette de la ville de Toronto. L’entrevue est entrecoupée d’images de l’équipe au travail, alors que les employés conceptualisent et réalisent des sections de maquette.
Ça a commencé avec
un rêve, une idée. Bien sûr,
j’ai hésité parce que ça coûte
beaucoup d’argent. En avril
2011, j’ai dit: bon,
je vais la faire.
L’histoire, ça a commencé quand
je suis né, et mon père avait
une petite maquette ferroviaire
dans le sous-sol de la maison.
Et c’est devenu une passion,
un hobby. J’ai commencé à rêver
de retirer cette maquette
du sous-sol et de partager
avec tout le monde.
Les maisons que vous voyez ici,
c’était Hamilton et Toronto.
Texte informatif :
Surface d’exposition = 2 421 pi². 23 personnes. 20 000 heures-personnes. 30 000 DEL intégrés. 50 km de câbles. Rogers Centre = 1 modéliste x 365 jours.
Je suis venu au Canada pour
deux ans. Le plan, c’était:
après deux ans, je vais
retourner en Europe.
Mais beaucoup de choses
ont changé, et je suis resté.
On s’est bien intégrés dans la
société canadienne. On est même
devenus canadiens, et je voulais
canadienne avec tout le monde.
Je voulais utiliser
ces maquettes pour
transférer cette information.
Comment? Derrière ces modèles,
il y aura des vidéos qui
expliquent l’histoire ou la
géographie, même les inventions.
La maquette que vous voyez ici,
ça a pris à peu près 14 mois. Ça
commence avec l’infrastructure.
On voit pas l’infrastructure.
On voit uniquement ce
qu’il y a au-dessus.
L’infrastructure, ça a pris
à peu près quatre mois.
Un homme qui travaille à la modélisation est assis à son ordinateur et produit des plans.
La prochaine étape, c’est
de construire Ottawa et Niagara.
Après ça, l’Ontario du Nord et
du Sud. Et à long terme, on veut
arriver à tout le Canada.
Même la station internationale
avec Chris Hadfield qui
joue de la guitare.
Chaque journée, je suis excité
de venir ici et de continuer
à construire les expositions.
C’est comme si j’étais dans
un rêve et je ne suis pas
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