Jim Sugar and Brian Lawler produce industrial
and documentary videotapes,
still photos and multimedia productions.
Our work includes both still and motion photography, time-lapse
photography and complete post-production.
Brian Lawler, left, and Jim Sugar with their cameras at the
first space flight of SpaceShipOne, June 21, 2004.
Both are veteran photojournalists, and have developed
numerous video projects for diverse clients.
One of their on-going projects is a video documentary
about airplane designer Burt Rutan and his many
aerospace projects, built in Mojave, California. In progress for
nearly three years, the documentary shows Mr. Rutan,
his staff, and many of the 40-plus aircraft he has designed and
Left: Paul Allen, Mike Melvill and Burt Rutan with SpaceShipOne
after its first successful space flight, June 21, 2004; center:
Pilot Mike Melvill stands atop
SpaceShipOne after its second space flight on September 29, 2004;
right: Pilot Brian Binney stands atop SpaceShipOne after
successful space flight, October 4, 2004. The team
won the X Prize, a $10 million award for the first privately-funded
suborbital space flight.
SpapceShipOne landing after its third successful space flight.
on the photo to see a short video of the landing.
Burt Rutan in his office at Scaled Composites in Mojave, California.
To see an 8-minute
of the Burt Rutan documentary, click on the film strip.
The Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer,
a one-of-a-kind jet aircraft designed and built for Steve Fossett
(center), who flew the plane solo
around the world in March, 2005 non-stop and non-refueled – a
feat never before attempted.
(The propeller-powered, Rutan-designed Voyager flew around the world non-stop with
two pilots in December, 1986.)
Virgin Atlantic Airlines is the sponsor of the plane
and its round-the-world record flights.
To see a clip of air-to-air
footage of GlobalFlyer over the California mountains, click
on the film strip.
The pilot's view: For just over three days,
pilot Steve Fossett will live inside the fuselage of GlobalFlyer.
His instrument panel will be the primary view, as there are only
two small portholes and one tiny overhead bubble window.
To see an amazing, navigable interior
panorama of the GlobalFlyer's cockpit, click on the photo
(viewing requires the free QuickTime
browser plug-in, which you want for other time-based media.)
Photo by Jim Sugar and Kevin Schumacher
Brian P. Lawler
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Mill Valley, California 94941
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Updated on Thursday, June 7, 2007