My name is Andrew Filippone Jr. and I'm a filmmaker in New York City.
I'm making a series of short videos for a client (the client is a 2-day career seminar for those in the nonprofit sector) and I'd like to capture footage of an active physics lab. Ideally, the lab would be doing work that could be called quantum physics. I'd like to record scientists and machines at work, blinking lights, computer screens, and things like that. No interviews or spoken-word material, just visuals.
A central theme in our videos is "paradox" – specifically, how opposites can co-exist at the same time – and so the footage of scientists working in quantum physics will be used to evoke this theme. It will be a subtle connection, but I think it will be effective.
Wondering if anyone here can recommend a lab/institution in the Northeast corridor, between New York City and Boston? I wouldn't need any special accommodations, just permission to show up and watch.
We've already approached the Center for Ultracold Atoms (CUA) in Cambridge, MA, but they politely declined.
Any leads/suggestions/recommendations/advice would be greatly appreciated. In addition to this thread, I can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.