“The Exchange”: Creative Collaboration between Filmmakers and Scientists

In this reposting of our First Encounter Production blog, Carylanna reflects on their creative collaboration so far with scientists and with the National Academy of Sciences Science & Entertainment Exchange.

Top takeaway? If you’re a filmmaker approaching a scientist with a fiction project, recognize that you’re extending an invitation to play. Make the most of the opportunity and allow for time and space to brainstorm new alternatives for your project. You might be happily surprised! In our experience, the result was not just a more scientifically accurate film but more well rounded characters and a better story.

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