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Sky Magic Live at Mt.Fuji :MIDI Controlled LED Drones

Okay, I admit it.  I’m a sucker for this sort of thing.  First, I have been into MIDI my whole life. Second, I lived in Japan for 7 years and have climbed Mt Fuji (twice).  Third, I love the combination of MIDI and art especially visual art.   

So when I saw this I was hooked even before I watched it. 

The 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.

Creative Director by TSUYOSHI TAKASHIRO
Film Director by SHU SHINKAWA
Director of Photography by KANEKO SATOSHI
Flying Videography by DISUKE OHKI
Music by Tsukagaru-Shamisen, OYAMA-KAI
Production Company by FPI, Inc.
Produced by MicroAd, Inc.

The sky is one of the few remaining frontiers in the new cyber space,It is the objective of this project. I would like to reach out to as many people in various places in the 21st century of fireworks.”

by MicroAd President Kentaro Watanabe said.