SPARKED Wins at 2016 NYC Drone Film Festival

Back in January we ran a story promoting Cirque du Soleil’s SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters was nominated for an award at the 2016 NYC Drone Film Festival to be held at the beginning of March. We’re pleased to announce that SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters won the 2016 New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) Featuring Drones category!

NYCDFF is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The festival offers an international platform for filmmakers from every corner of the globe to exhibit their work in front of industry professionals and the drone cinema fan community.

Check out the film here:

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and ETH spinoff Verity Studios partnered to develop the short film that features 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance. The collaboration resulted in a unique, interactive choreography where humans and drones move in sync. Precise computer control allows for a large performance and movement vocabulary of the quadcopters and opens the door to many more applications in the future.

You can also watch a short film about the making of SPARKED here:

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