Russell Merritt teaches in the Film & Media Department at UC-Berkeley.  He is the co-author [with J.B. Kaufman] of Walt in Wonderland:  The Silent Films of Walt Disney and is co-author [with Kevin Brownlow and David Gill] of the Emmy-nominated D.W. Griffith:  Father of Film.  He began recreating nickelodeon shows in the early 1970s while a professor at the University of Wisconsin, and feels he is finally getting the hang of it.