Narrative alchemy: From vision to visual

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Structured in the format of a scientific paper, I outline my philosophy on visualizing science from the perspective of a scientist-turned filmmaker and as the founder of Imagine Science Films, a non-profit organization committed to promoting a high-level dialogue between scientists and filmmakers. At the core of my philosophy, I propose that scientific truth does not need to be bent or embellished to make a screenplay exciting. Rather, scientific observation can be an effective springboard to cinematic imagination. By breaking stereotypes, humanizing scientists and mixing scientific material with personal drama, scientific concepts can be transformed into a narrative alchemy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHollywood Chem
Subtitle of host publicationWhen Science Met Entertainment
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780841228245
StatePublished - Sep 3 2013

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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