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Our team is expert in realistic 3D computer animations, visualisations of complex scientific results, image films highlighting scientific projects, short movies explaining specific research, movies for science fairs and exhibitions and long-term documentation of research work. B-Roll included in press kits is regularly used on television programs featuring research.

New movie about LISA, the first gravitational wave observatory in space

On the occasion of the 236th meeting of the American Astronomical Society the LISA Consortium launched a new movie about ESA´s LISA mission. LISA is a space mission led by ESA with contributions from NASA and many ESA member states. LISA will observe gravitational waves in space with three satellites connected by laser beams forming a constellation in a heliocentric orbit.

 

Exploring the High Energy Universe with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

What is CTA and how will it work? This video produced by CTA Consortium member Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) explains how CTA will look at the sky in higher energy photons than ever measured before and give a behind the scenes look at the construction of a prototype of one of the proposed telescopes, the Medium-Size Telescope.

 

The hunters – The detection of gravitational waves

September 14, 2015, is a day for the history text books: 100 years after Albert Einstein's predictions, both Advanced LIGO detectors detected gravitational waves for the first time. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hannover and Potsdam in Germany were the first to see the signal. This movie tells the story of their significant contributions to this ground-breaking discovery.

LISA - Laser Interferometer Space Antenna

LISA will be the first observatory in space to explore the Gravitational Universe. It will gather revolutionary information about the dark universe.

The path to LISA in 90 seconds

The LISA Pathfinder Mission Teaser: Follow LISA Pathfinder's story from the assembly of its heart, the optical bench through testing to the assembly of the spacecraft and getting it ready for launch. Meet some of the key people who are involved and learn how the mission operates.

Listening to Einstein's universe - Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

One hundred years after Einstein predicted them, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves – and this has been hailed as the scientific breakthrough of the century. They used the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built to detect them, called ‘twin Advanced LIGO interferometers’.

Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss about the collaboration with the Max Planck Group

Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss speaks about how the long collaboration with the Max Planck Society's gravitational-wave researchers has shaped this field of science from the very beginning and how their findings helped him with the first LIGO study.

Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne - The warped side of the universe

Kip is the man to talk with when it comes to black holes, gravitational waves, cosmic strings and funny things to travel with: wormholes. Watch the interview in HQ.

Bernard F. Schutz: From Einstein to the first detection of gravitational waves

Bernard Schutz pioneered the study of what gravitational waves can tell us about the universe and of how to extract the maximum information about them from observations. This led to his leading role in the development of both earth-based and space-based gravitational wave observatories.

Reinhard Genzel - The giant black hole in the milky way

Reinhard Genzel is the man who revealed the supermassive black hole at the very centre of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The evidence gathered by his research group in Germany and by a group led by Andrea Ghez in California is now so compelling that there is no longer a debate among astronomers

Günther Hasinger: Black holes are everywhere

Günther Hasinger gave up a possible career as a rock star with the band Saffran, and instead became a world-leading astronomer specializing in observations of the universe with X-ray telescopes. As Günther explains to Annalie, X-rays are an important way of looking at the universe...

The path to LISA: A unique collaboration

The LISA Pathfinder mission, which demonstrated key technologies for the LISA gravitational-wave observatory was enabled by a unique collaboration.

LISA Pathfinder: Time to say goodbye

After 16 months of science measurements an international team deactivated the LISA Pathfinder satellite on the evening of the 18th of July 2017. Join the LISA Pathfinder scientists in the last minutes of the mission, and learn what will come after LISA Pathfinder.

Where is the water? Studying climate change with gravitation

Satellite gravity missions are the only way to monitor the mass distribution and the change of the mass distribution of the whole Earth. Scientists of the special collaborative research project geo-Q study these topics with the GRACE Follow-On mission.