For Edison's Miracle of Light

Producer
Matthew Collins

Director
John Walter

Narrator
Peter Coyote

Written by
Matthew Collins
John Walter

Original Music Composed, Arranged and Conducted by
Robert Miller

Director of Photography
Andrew Moore

Editor
John Walter

Assistant Editor
Sherry Daniel

Associate Producer
Sasha Waters

Production Manager
Chris Rouchard 

Additional Cinematography
Rufus Standefer
Sean Glenn

Assistant Camera
James Chase
Robert Pagliaro

Assistant to the Producer
Thom Powers

Sound Recordists
Jeannie Gilliland
Samantha Heilweil
Ron Ayers
Michael Boucher

Rerecording Mixer
Bobby Elder

Prop Design
Darren Vigilant

Prop Master
James Chase

Music Recorded and Mixed by
Kevin Halpin

On-line Editor
Mark Tyler
Post Perfect NYC

Colorist
Robert Leaton
Post Perfect NYC

Gaffers
Kurt Lennig
George Lieber
Richard Mauro

Grips
Anthony Boura
Scott Buckler
Wolfgang Koslow

Production Assistants
Alison Bagnall
Zehra Berkman
Tony Kaufman
Patricia Mainiero-Taipa
Iana Porter

Production Intern
Augusta Palmer

Opening Title Design
Mark Crilley

Historical Advisers:
Robert Gross, College of William & Mary
Thomas Hughes, Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania
Andre Millard, University of Alabama at Birmingham
John Staudenmaier, S.J., University of Detroit-Mercy

Archival Materials Courtesy of:
The Bakken Library & Museum
Burndy Library, Dibner Institute
Con Edison Corporate Library of New York
Hagley Museum & Library
Library of Congress
John N. Miskell Collection
Richard Moran Collection
National Park Service, Edison National Historic Site
New York Stock Exchange Archives
Electricity Collections,
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Westinghouse Archives

Archival Materials Provided by:
Archive Films
Boyle & Anderson Archives
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Hall of History Foundation, Schenectady, NY
Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center,
Fremont, Ohio
Metascience Archives
Museum of the City of New York
Collection of the New York Historical Society
New York Public Library,
Local History & Genealogy
North Wind Picture Archives
The Pierpont Morgan Library
Prairie Pictures

Thanks to:
Jon Altschiller
Stan Bernard
Cambridge University Press
Emile Charlap
Kate Collins
J. Max Creswell
Dover Publications, Inc.
Gage & Tollner
Elliott Gamson, Immaculate Matching
Luke Gilliland-Swetland
JSM Productions
Eytan Mirsky
The Mix Place
Richard Moran
Billie Gammon
Norlands Living History Center
Old Merchant's House, New York City
Page the Cat
Rutgers University Press
Maurice Schell
Soundeluxe
Norman L. Steele
Tim Sternberg
Doug Tarr
Wayne State University Press

In Memory of:
Mary Ann Gerhard

For American Experience

Post Production Supervisor
Vanessa Ruiz

Editor
Glenn Fukushima

Senior Producer, Digital Content & Strategy
Molly Jacobs

Production Assistant, Digital Media
Katharine Duffy

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Contracts & Rights Manager
Susana Fernandes

Production Coordinator
Lauren Noyes

Production Secretary
Julianna Newmeyer

Legal
Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood

Marketing Manager
Chika Offurum

Publicity
Mary Lugo
Cara White

Series Designer
Colin Mahoney

Additional Studios
Sawyer Studios

Title Graphics
Elias Mallette

Post Production
Spencer Gentry
John Jenkins
Paul Sanni

Series Theme
Joel Goodman

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Series Producer
Lauren Prestileo

Senior Producer
Susan Bellows

Managing Director
James E. Dunford

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

An Elevator Pictures, Inc. film for American Experience
1995
WGBH Educational Foundation
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