Game of Drones: Drones arrives on the cover of TIME magazine
Drones have become very useful tools for various technology companies, allowing to reduce costs by facilitating package delivery services, however, although we expected it, we had never thought that a company decided to invest money in creating a gigantic design from drones, to the best style of the airplanes of the cartoons, which leave a trail with a phrase of farewell or salutation. But the prestigious TIME magazine has for that and much more, and has decided that the cover of its edition this week is its logo formed in the sky by 958 drones.
It is an unprecedented event, which represents one of the largest productions made in the United States with drones, according to the magazine itself in a publication that reveals the details of the production of this show. The technical deployment was driven by Intel's Shooting Star drones, which were used in the Winter Olympics. In this sense, TIME revealed: "To create the first shot of the TIME cover, we worked with the Intel Drone Light Show team, Aestraeus Aerial Cinema Systems and L.A. Drones, with 958 drones configured to show a precise tone of red, and another to hold a camera in the air at the right angle". TIME published a special article entitled 'The Dron Age', where users can locate several articles on the incipient role of drones in today's society, the increase in the use of these devices and their applications. In fact, the medium speaks of a more congested sky thanks to the number of drones that are currently operational.
To create the photo, TIME partnered with the Intel Drone Light Show (which creates beautiful screens with hundreds of drones at once) and Astraeus Aerial Cinema Systems to fly and capture (respectively) the 958 drones on Folsom, California (where Intel has a campus). The project was one of the largest drone shows ever made in the United States United States: it is a screen that measures more than 100 meters in height. The cover can be found in the June 11, 2018 edition of TIME.