Scenes also serve as clips for teaching, documenting and preserving the accuracy of science through film.

They are precisely unedited and raw. There are meant to be recycled and repositioned into a different context in which they can be framed as cinematic experiences.

Synthesizing an Alkaloid

Synthesizing, or assembling, organic compounds can be a long and arduous process, involving numerous steps that add, change, or remove atoms from a framework. To synthesize an alkaloid, chemists must first know — or figure out — the composition and structure of the natural molecule to be replicated. Then, starting with very small structures that chemists already know how to make, they can begin to assemble these simpler molecules into fragments, called "intermediates," of the desired compound. This may involve lots of trial and error.