Many of us have never heard of Radio City Christmas Spectacular, an event kept every year and starred by the Radio City Rockettes. It’s a special thing, but this year is gearing up to be more than impressive as Intel decided to join in on the fun.
Intel and the Madison Square Garden Company made a big announcement recently that will see up to 100 Intel drones will take center stage during this year’s Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.
The idea is to have the drones make choreograph flights in a bid to create holiday-themed illustrations. Should everything go according to plan, the Intel Shooting Star mini-drones will awe everyone in attendance as they aim to create animations and images.
Movements by the drones will likely be synchronized to music, and as time goes by, the entire 100 Shooting Star mini-drones will be in the air at the same time. Additionally, we understand that flight paths and movements will cooperate with advanced digital projections, a move that should allow the scene to come to life.
“We are thrilled to announce that Intel has joined our creative team. Intel’s innovative technology and unique expertise helps propel our ambitious vision into reality with the first-of-its-kind large-scale drone performance in a theatrical setting,” said Victoria Parker, executive vice president, productions, The Madison Square Garden Company. “The addition of Intel, the leader in the drone space, to our powerhouse creative team alongside Sam and Obscura Digital, ensures that Radio City and the Christmas Spectacular will continue to push technological and artistic boundaries while maintaining the heart of the production – tradition.”
What we’re looking at here is something that should cement Intel’s position as one of the top providers of business-related drones. At the moment, there’s nothing readily available that is capable of giving the Shoot Star mini-drones a run for their money.
The chip giant is truly ahead of its competitors, and it shows in how well the drones perform in real-world scenarios.
Intel’s longest production
The mini drones are expected to perform up to 200 times, and from what we can tell, Intel has never been a part of a production of this size before.
For those who are wondering, the drones are expected to take part during the finale of the show. It’s basically mixing tradition with innovation as the Shooting Star mini-drones fly around while mimicking Christmas lights.
Now, since the drones are autonomous, we are not expecting anyone from team Intel to go hands-on. That’s where the real innovation lies because 100 of these drones can perform in a show without the need for manual intervention from any human.
If you’re interested in attending the show, just remember that it will run from November 9, 2018, through to January 1, 2019, at Radio City Music Hall. The cost of admission is a cool $45, so be sure to visit www.rockettes.com/christmas to get your tickets early.