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2009:

Remember the rising of the starship Enterprise from the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in the 2009 motion picture Star Trek, with magnificent Saturn and its rings dramatically coming into view in the background? It was a scene suggested by DSP's President and Cassini Imaging Team leader, Carolyn Porco, and was so highly regarded that its final shot was featured on the cover of Cinefex, the main motion picture industry magazine for visual effects.

Well, courtesy of JJ Abrams, Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios, Diamond Sky Productions is pleased to make high resolution, digital shots from that scene exclusively available to you ... right here!

We, of course, are biased, but we think you will agree: The Enterprise has never looked so good.


 

2006:

Diamond Sky Productions produced both the poster and movie entitled `Sixty-Four Scenes from Saturn' to celebrate the 64th birthday of former Beatle Paul McCartney.

We created the brief movie clip entitled `Planet Wars', a spoof of the ever-popular science fiction masterpiece, 'Star Wars'.

We also produced the simple Flash-based game, `Golf Sector 6', which lets a golfer tee off on the moons of Saturn. It is based on some of the most stunning images returned from the high resolution cameras onboard the Cassini spacecraft that have been processed by the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS) and released to the public on the CICLOPS website.


 

2003:

DSP was responsible for the creation of computer graphics sequences appearing in the 2003 A&E documentary "Cosmic Journey: The Voyager Interstellar Mission and Message", produced by Cosmos Studios and Norman Star Media. The most notable was a two-part animation, first illustrating the solar system trajectories of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft through the year 2010, and the second, their trajectories through interstellar space over the next 100,000 years. The second part also depicts the actual stars in the solar neighborhood, and their proper motions, over this time.

A third movie which appeared in "Cosmic Journey" shows the effect of a moving planet's gravity on the orbit of a spacecraft during a planetary flyby. This is called a 'gravity assist' maneuver. The animation illustrates the spacecraft's trajectory with and without the planet's gravity.

Finally, a fourth movie produced by DSP but which never aired depicts in detail the Voyager swingbys of the giant planets -- Voyager 1 of Jupiter and Saturn, Voyager 2 Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune -- during their legendary tour of the outer solar system.


 

2001:

DSP co-produced the brief movie sequences of Jupiter's atmosphere made from images collected by the Cassini spacecraft during its flight past the giant planet on the eve of the year 2001.



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