Location: UK – June 2018
Client: Flying Screens
System: x4 Custom Hardware
Sector: Custom / Performance Arts
In 2016 RES Ltd and Light Initiative Ltd began a joint venture into developing a new medium in performance art. Their work began to research and develop a series of prototypes under a new R&D business, Flying Screens Ltd.
After 5 iterations of prototypes they are proud to present a world’s first, the Drone Screen. Flying Screens Ltd. is the proud owner of a fleet of Flying Screens which were used to create the first public sighting of this technology. LUCID was shot in the summer of 2018 with the assistance of GMUNK as director, James Medcraft as DOP and Peter Clark as Animator / Editor. It positions itself at the forefront of the new medium of digital performance art, utilizing emerging unmanned aerial vehicle technology to create unique performances and commercial applications. The ‘Drone Screen’ is the first in a line of new products developed by Flying Screens Ltd.
Zak Norman from Black Box Echo wrote the original script which the team used to create a stunning piece of video Art, featuring the wonderful dancer ZAKIYA.
Flying Screens Ltd employed HIVE Ltd to implement HIVE to run on each drone, with the video signal being triggered by wireless timecode.
HIVE was the only choice for our ground-breaking film, Lucid. There is simply nothing else out there with the power and fidelity of HIVE in this form factor & price range.GMUNK, Director, LUCID