James Callanan Shoots Tesla
James Callanan is an award winning alumnus of SVA. He has been the cinematographer for numerous documentaries. This is his latest!
Written and Produced by David Grubin
Premieres on PBS American Experience
Tuesday, October 18, 2016,
Nikola Tesla had the mind of a scientist, the imagination of a poet, and the voice of a prophet. One hundred years ago, he pointed the way toward robots, radio,
radar, remote control, the wireless transmission of messages and pictures. An environmentalist in the age of the robber barons, he dreamed of harnessing the wind and the sun to make free energy available for everyone. Yet, even before his death in 1943, he was largely forgotten. His imagination carried him beyond his own time.
The film will be available for online streaming at PBS.org
on October 19th