Sky Magic Mesmerises Audiences with Unbelievable LED Drone Performance
by: Antony Hampel
We are living in exciting times. Technology and science are allowing humans to expand the horizons like never before.
And that’s the message that as inspired technology company MicroAd to develop Sky Magic, which can be shortly described as next-generation entertainment with audio-visual effects through the use of flying machines.
But it’s much more than that. As Sir Arthur Charles Clarke once said, ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.’
The name of the project was inspired by the quote. According to Creative Director Tsuyoshi Takashiro, “That’s why we have named this project ‘Magic’. With drones in the sky, a new magic is brought into the picture. We call this Sky Magic.”
And when looking at the spectacular formations formed by the drones and the LED lights, it would be difficult to disagree.
As twenty drones, equipped with a staggering 17,000 LED lights, take to the sky and perform perfectly synchronised movements that bend our visual understanding of reality, it can surely leave a strong impression.
During one of the performances, at the majestic backdrop of Mt. Fuji, the drones take to the darkening skies as the Oyamakai ensemble of Shamisen players performs an intense piece that creates an amazing combination of sound and sight.
A truly creative mind was essential to use the technology available and turn it into a work of art. Tsuyoshi Takashiro, a prominent artist and writer, has turned out to be the perfect person to capture the magic of the advanced drone technology that is developed by MicroAd.
Pushing the boundaries of technology to create inventive art is something that always inspires people to move forward, and this performance encompasses everything that’s exciting about innovation.
And it goes to show that technology, now more than ever, can be used in numerous ways to create unforgettable experiences for your audience. Whether it’s drones, Virtual Reality or anything else, finding the right way to adapt technology for entertainment can be a very powerful tool.