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Sonoma State University

Backed by an NSF grant, Dr. Lynn Cominsky of Sonoma State University, California, engaged Over the Sun, LLC to produce the most accurate, sophisticated virtual fly-through of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO). Working closely with LIGO staff at Caltech, OTS built the 3 minute animation from SolidWorks models and work-flow diagrams.

Upon completion, this animation was immediately used by LIGO staff in educational seminars and presentations, and will be featured in the Over the Sun’s third film for LIGO, “LIGO Detection”.


National Science Foundation Media Event

National Science Foundation Media Event
for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration
February 11, 2016

LIGO Detected Gravitational Waves from Black Holes
On September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC), the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA both measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The new Advanced LIGO detectors had just been brought into operation for their first observing run when the very clear and strong signal was captured.

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Over the Sun, LLC provided b-roll, animations, and hi-resolution clips from the 2 films it had produced for Caltech and the University of Mississippi, “LIGO, A Passion for Understanding” and “LIGO Generations” respectively, both NSF funded short, documentary-styled films.

Caltech, MIT, Discovery Channel Canada and US, and several university and broadcast organisations world-wide, used OTS footage as an integral foundation for their timely media releases to celebrate this discovery.

National Press Club, Press Conference

  • Direct webcast of Press Conference: 9,994 live views
  • YouTube webcast of Press Conference: 430,351 live views

LIGO Detects Gravitational Wave
(longer version of the introductory video which played at the Press Conference, above)
by Joe McMaster, MIT

LIGO: Opening a New Window Onto the Universe
by Leslie Maxfield, Caltech

LIGO: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves
by James Round, NASA JPL


“LIGO Generations”

This 2nd in a series of films about LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) was funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Mississippi. This film tells the story of three generations of researchers and scientists who have dedicated their lives to one of the most advanced astronomical tools on the planet, in search of evidence for the final, missing piece to Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

Shot at MIT and the LIGO Livingston Observatory, Louisianna, “Generations” premiered at Space.com January 30, 2015.

To learn more, visit www.kaistaats.com and www.facebook.com/ligofilm


“LIGO – A Passion for Understanding”

Over the Sun, LLC was contracted by the Caltech, one of the managing partners of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory), to produce a short documentary film titled, “LIGO, A Passion for Understanding.” This film brings to life one of the most important astronomical tools of our time while telling the human story of creativity, passion, and drive to understand the very fabric of the Universe in which we live.

Shot at the LIGO Hanford Observatory, Washington State, “A Passion for Understanding” premiered at Space.com April 15, 2014.

To learn more, visit www.kaistaats.com and www.facebook.com/ligofilm


MDRS Mars Crew 134 Astronaut Analog

On January 18, 2014 a crew of six highly qualified scientists and engineers and one documentary film maker will enter the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in the high, winter desert near Hanksville, Utah, for the duration of two weeks.

Simulated off-world, isolated habitats (analogs) have been used by universities and government sponsored space programs for decades as a means of conducting astronaut training, psychological and food studies, and to test equipment and new technologies which will be used in real space programs.

Over the Sun’s Kai Staats lived and worked as a Technician and embedded filmmaker with MarsCrew134. Kai captured the full Mission on film through six short videos produced exclusively for Space.com. Visit www.marscrew134.org to watch the videos and to learn how these dedicated individuals worked to prepare for a near-future missions to Mars.

To learn more, visit www.marscrew134.org and mdrs.marssociety.org