office building with observation deck
post production facility
Sky-Fire Productions CECIL media suite
Sky Fire Productions,
Inc. (a division of FMA, Inc) was created on the principle that working
scientists should play an increasing role in local and national science
education, both through the formal and especially informal education mechanisms.
The principals are active researchers and science educators. Our plan
is to develop both our own series of formal/informal science education
products, primarily DVDs and web sites, as well as to facilitate
those involved with bringing the excitement and findings of science to
a broader audience. We hope to educate by producing engaging and entertaining
fare for the public. You may know us from our planetarium production,
The Hundred Year Hunt for the Red Sprite. But we have also
embarked on producing a series of weather-related edutainment DVDs.
Our footage has also appeared on air at ABCs Nightline, the Discovery
Channel, the National Geographic Channel, BBC4 and German Public Television, to drop a few names.
Fire Productions is a small but specialized facility. We have been working
with digital non-linear editing systems and time lapse photography for
almost a decade. Several of our commercial web sites have been on line
for 10 years (forever, in Internet years). We specialize in environmental
and weather-related videography and program production. Our editing suite
includes mutliple MAC Final Cut Pro HD-based digital
non-linear editing suites. If your project involves scientific and technical
topics, especially if its weather-related, we speak your language.
We can provide a good solid product at a reasonable cost. We dont
do the fancy Hollywood and network stuff, but if technical or educational
communication is what you need, we can help.
CECIL - Collaborations for Educational Computing
and Interactive Learning
Non-linear editing suites: Apple Final
Cut Pro HD systems
Asset management: Over four terrabytes online Raid disk storage;
Cumulus video/image media asset management system
Graphics: BORIS Red, After Affects, Photoshop,
JumpBacks, DreamWeaver/Fireworks, PaintShop Pro, Motion
Stock images: Extensive still image and time lapse video
library of atmospheric phenomena; Digital Juice library; jacket design software
DVDPro and iDVD: one-of DVD-R duplication and quantity DVD
Acquisition formats: HDV, DCVHD Prod HD, miniDV, DVCAM, S-VHS (conventional,
low-light video and time lapse video)
Music and SFX: extensive royalty free audio library from Smart
Sound Sonic Fire, GMP Music, Apple and others
YRFS - The Yucca Ridge Field Station
The Yucca Ridge Field Station was expanded to its current 2000 sq. ft.
climate controlled space in 1996. YRFS is the home of Sky-Fire Productions,
as well as FMA Research, Inc. We specialize in conducting atmospheric
science research on lightning, sprites, severe storms and related
topics. Located on the high terrain northeast of Ft. Collins, CO, the
specially designed observation deck at YRFS provides a commanding view
of the Colorado Front Range as well as the prairies of the High Plains.
The venue provides an excellent platform for remote sensing and photography
of the wide variety of atmospheric phenomena which grace the skies of
About our domain name
You known about dot coms and the other domains, org, gov,
mil, edu and net. But what is dot TV? New top level domain
names are popping up all over the Internet. Dot TV is pretty
new, but we selected it to underscore that video (whether conventional
tape, DVD or via the web) is at the core of our products.