Japanese advertising company MicroAd launched Sky Magic, their vision of “next generation entertainment“, which focuses on flying machine entertainment. To show what they had in mind, the company released several videos in which beautifully illuminated drones performed a coordinated ballet at night, in time to incredible live acoustic music made with traditional Japanese Shamisens and drums at the majestic foot of Mount Fuji. Popular DJ Tsuyoshi Takashiro served as creative director on the project.
Beautiful backdrop of the world heritage site Mt. Fuji was used to stage the first Live performance using MIDI controlled LED flying machines, accompanied by Shamisens, the Japanese traditional guitars. This was done so by utilising more than 20 units of these flying machines, flight swarming formations, music, and 16,500 LED lights to combine into a single audio visual extravaganza. Furthermore, we are able to control the flying machines, visual and audio aspects concurrently, using the DMX512.