Acknowledgements and Credits

Filmmakers

  • Director: Amy Young
  • Scientific advisor: Michael Trott

Locations include:

United States

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Premiere Cooperative, Champaign, Illinois
  • Walz Scale, East Peoria, Illinois
  • Urbana Farmer's Market, Urbana, Illinois
  • National Academies of Science, Washington DC
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Mack's Twin City Recycling, Urbana, Illinois
  • University of Illinois libraries: Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Math Library, Illini Union
  • Dixon's Seafood Shoppe, Peoria, Illinois

United Kingdom

  • British Museum, London
  • Imperial College, London
  • Maxwell Lecture Theatre, University of Cambridge

France

  • Institut de France, Paris
  • International Bureau of Weights and Measures, Sèvres
  • Versailles Palais des Congrès
  • Museum of the National Archives of France, Paris
  • Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, Paris
  • Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Paris
  • Chateau de Broglie, Broglie

Germany

  • Physikalisch Technische Bundesantsalt, Braunschweig
  • Castle Museum of Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha
  • Pfundsmuseum, Hofbibery

Switzerland

  • Federal Institute of Metrology METAS, Wabern
  • Mettler-Toledo AG, Greifensee

Production has spanned years and included contributions from these crew

U.S.A.

  • Camera: Nausheen Dadabhoy, Brian Udoff
  • Sound: Rich Gavin
  • Additional camera and sound: Amy Young

France

  • Producer: Alice Bégon
  • Camera: Amine Berrada, Manuel Bolaños;, Aurélien Marra, Guillaume Legrand, Arthur Cahn
  • Sound: Clément Schneider, Sylvain Lambinet, Patrick Kack-Brice, Guillaume Legrand

Germany

  • Producer: Luis Singer
  • Camera: Rainer Windolph
  • Sound recordist: Johannes Kascheck

These people were generous their time and granted me interviews and answered my questions:

  • Patrick Abbot
  • Bill Alschulyer
  • Pauline Barat
  • John Barclay
  • John Barton
  • Peter Becker
  • Charly Bernard
  • Michael Borys
  • Philippe-Maurice de Broglie
  • Delmer Castor
  • Simone Charbonneau
  • Leon Chao
  • Ken Clements
  • Florent Cosandier
  • Marie-Ange Cotteret
  • Robert Crease
  • Richard Davis
  • Suzanne Débarbat
  • Michael Duff
  • Charles Ehrlich
  • Ali Eichenberger
  • Nerida Ellerton
  • Ryan Fitzgerald
  • Jay Geistlinger
  • Gérard Geneves
  • Elizabeth Gentry
  • Michael Gläser
  • Darine Haddad
  • Mehmet Selim Hanay
  • Wendy Harris
  • Carol Hockert
  • Kenneth Inn
  • Zeina Jabbour
  • Lisa Karam
  • Scott Kelber
  • Christopher Kuhn
  • Thierry Lalande
  • Lizbeth Laureano Pérez
  • Vincent Lee
  • Javier Levitt
  • Daniel Lichtblau
  • Ruimin Liu
  • Víctor José Lizardi Nieto
  • Jim Locher
  • Malcolm Longair
  • Georgette MacDonald
  • Oleg Marichev
  • Waylena McCully
  • Felix Mathis
  • Michael Meehan
  • Stephen Mihm
  • Martin Milton
  • Estefanìa de Mirandés
  • Peter Mohr
  • Christian Müller-Schöll
  • Noboru Murakami
  • Patrick Pinot
  • Mark Plimmer
  • Jon Pratt
  • Philippe Richard
  • Michael Rourkes
  • Stephan Schlamminger
  • Rick Seifert
  • Zaccaria Silvestri
  • Richard Steiner
  • Barry Taylor
  • John Taylor
  • Michael Trott
  • Michael Unterweger
  • Hans-Peter Vaterlaus
  • Klaus von Klitzing
  • Rick Watson

These organizations and businesses contributed information, time, and permission to film:

  • Association Métrodif
  • Barakat Gallery
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
  • La Fémis
  • Murakami Koki Company
  • Musee des Arts et Métiers
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, School of Art and Design

With partial support from:

The Materials Computation Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • David Ceperley

The California Institute of the Arts

  • Deborah LaVine, Steve Anker, Myron Emery, Adele Horne, Bérénice Reynaud, Gary Mairs, Bill Alschuyler

La Fémis (Paris)

  • Adminstration: Anne Le Gonidec, Pascale Borenstein, Marc Himbert, Julie Tingaud, Jossie Boufflet, and the facilities managers
  • Tutors: Lech Kowalski, Odile Allard, Olivier Zuchuart, Mathilde Trichet

La Fémis thanks:

  • Ambassade de France aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique
  • Mathieu Fournet, Attaché audiovisuel
  • Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Sous-Direction des affaires internationales et européennes
  • Le Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée
  • Le Ministère des Affaires Ètrangéres et Euroéenne
  • La Fondation Odon Vallet
  • And their partners: Eclair, Fuji, Kodak, Panavision Alga Techno, La Procirep

I am very grateful for feedback from previewers:

  • Jeff Adams
  • Philip Andrango
  • Manuel Camacho
  • Juan De La Rosa
  • Caleb Hansen
  • Amelia Hoffbec
  • Linda Kwon
  • Andrew Kwon
  • Jose Martin-Garcia
  • Peter Goodyear
  • Moses Gurvindapalli
  • Michael Ravnitzky
  • Jon Reiss
  • Christian Rohland
  • Zachary Schneider
  • Gabe Spalding
  • Rhea Speights
  • Keegan Wahlgren
  • Zach Verdi

Friends, colleagues and consultants who helped with production:

  • Fayez Barakat
  • Eric Becker
  • Pascale Borenstein
  • Ricky Bright
  • Peg Boyle-Single
  • Daniel Antonio Di Liscia
  • Mr. G
  • Molly Galvin
  • Elisa Gonzales
  • Jennifer Harlow
  • Andy Henson
  • Kent Hudson
  • Jennifer Huergo
  • Carrina LaCorata
  • Guillaume Legrand
  • Willie May
  • Galina Mihalkina
  • Günter Missuweit
  • Xavier de Montfort
  • Ben Stein
  • Yoshiaki Takezawa
  • Dirk Trott
  • Christine Xu
  • Matt Walz
  • Lorelle Young

The members of the public who shared their views about measurement and the redefinition of the kilogram:

  • Steph Adams
  • Kevin Ayers
  • Gene Bild
  • David Ceperley
  • Michael Culley
  • Don Davis
  • Mark Dirksen
  • Tasha Dunaway
  • Marny Elliott
  • Dustin Farris
  • Sue Feldman
  • Bettina Francis
  • David Gerdez
  • Jory Johnson
  • Chad Knutson
  • Konstantinos Kourtikakis
  • Anthony Leggett
  • Stephen Martin
  • Lorraine Metcalf
  • Julie Mills
  • Marcia E. Nelson
  • Victoria Newman
  • Helen Parker
  • Joe Phillipp
  • Robert Riley
  • Michele Roberts
  • Beth Schneid
  • Brian Schottman
  • Stan Schutte
  • Kathy Shannon
  • Rae Spooner
  • Alex Tatru
  • Jason Thacker
  • Jon J. Thaler
  • Casey Thiel
  • David Trial
  • Theresa de Valence
  • Joel Weidinger
  • Ed Weiskamp