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Sound and Vision Media is very excited to be working with the Museum of Science, Boston, MA  on their NanoNerds  / NanoDays project.

Our creative team worked closely with the Museum staff throughout the production timeline to complete a series of videos.

For the NanoNerds project, we provided pre and post-production, three cameras, all audio equipment and the necessary support staff to ensure an engaging final product and a smooth process.

  • Director of Photography – Corey Nichols
  • Camera Operator – Dan Perez de la Garza
  • Camera Operator – Matt Thurber
  • Editing – Peter Cheung and Corey Nichols
  • Production Assistant – Dashawn Echols


From Chemical Engineer to Cancer Warrior

The Museum of Science’s Megan Litwhiler tells the story of Jessica Winter’s invention of a powerful nanotech cancer diagnostic tool, her struggle to scale-up production with help from key allies, and her introduction to entrepreneurship through the National Science Foundation’s iCorps program.

When cancer strikes Jessica, at the age of 35, she redoubles her efforts to get the potentially life-saving product to market. In this telling, Megan Litwhiler provides additional hands-on insight into fundamentals of cancer biology, personalized medicine, quantum dots, and a new nano-manufacturing technique. (21 min)

Produced with funding from NSF Award No. CMMI-1344567; written and designed by Megan Litwhiler, Karine Thate, and Carol Lynn Alpert; directed by Carol Lynn Alpert, video production by Sound & Vision Media. ©2017 Museum of Science.


From Slime to Super Fiber

Northeastern Professor Marilyn Minus wants to make the strongest fibers the world has ever known – at low cost – for light-weight bullet-proof armor, wide-body jets, sports gear, and more.

Here she tells how she found a way to spin such “super fibers” using a composite of gooey long-chain polymers blended with sturdy carbon nanotubes. (20 min.)

Produced with funding from an NSF CAREER Award, through Northeastern University; written by Marilyn Minus, produced by Karine Thate, video production by Sound & Vision Media. ©2017 Museum of Science.


Welcome to Flatland! Two-Dimensional Materials in the Quantum Age

One of the world’s leading experts in 2D materials, MIT Professor Pablo Jarillo-Herrero tells the compelling tale of their Nobel Prize-winning discovery and of subsequent investigations into their extraordinary properties.

Using simple language, creative animation, and everyday analogies, Prof. J-H will have you understanding why graphene has set the physics world on fire in the last decade and how it mimics the giant atom-smasher at CERN as a miniature platform for studying ultrarelativistic physics.

With that under your belt, Prof. J-H ventures farther, illuminating the strange new world of 2D heterostructures and “twistronics,” and their potential applications in electronics, sensing, and engineering. (24 min)

Produced with funding from NSF Award # DMR-1231319; written and designed by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero and Carol Lynn Alpert, directed by Carol Lynn Alpert; video production by Sound & Vision Media. ©2017 Museum of Science.

About NanoNerds:

NanoNerds is a production of the Strategic Projects group at the Museum of Science, Boston, with support from the NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing at Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire and from the NSF Harvard-MIT-UCSB-MOS Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center.

We are also affilitated with the QSTORM NSF Innovations in Biological Imaging and Visualization collaborative research group and the NSF Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.

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Opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or other funders.


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