Drone show technology for live events

Synthetic Swarm

Verity Studios’ Synthetic SwarmTM is a turnkey drone show system that is purpose-built for the live entertainment and events industry. It allows the controlled, indoor flight of a large number of self-piloted LuciesTM. Each Lucie micro drone is equipped with a programmable RGB light. The motions and light effects of each Lucie can be designed into a precise choreography that is synchronized using show control, providing a stunning complement to the traditional palette of light, sound, stage effects, and human performance.

Synchronization of each Lucie’s lights and motions allows for the creation of intricate patterns and novel stage effects that could not be achieved otherwise. By leveraging human perception of 3D structure from motion, Synthetic Swarms can be used to create illusions of very large objects floating in the air.

The Synthetic Swarm drone show system is comprised of self-piloted Lucies, a positioning system, a rack-mounted control unit, and Lucie charging stations. It is designed for a multitude of indoor spaces, including theatres, arenas, churches, and tents. Installation, calibration, and operation are quick and simple.

Stage Flyers

Like the Synthetic Swarm, Verity Studios’ Stage FlyersTM are available as a turnkey drone show system. Each Stage Flyer show drone is fully redundant – it is capable of continuing operation in spite of a failed battery, a failed motor, a failed connector, a failed propeller, a failed sensor, or a failure of any other component. This is achieved through the duplication of critical components and the use of proprietary algorithms, which enable safe emergency responses to component failures.

Each Stage Flyer can carry a costume that can be integrated with the Stage Flyer’s powerful LED lights – the drones can act like characters or as three-dimensional scenography, or dance and interact with human performers. Additionally, the drones can become flying lighting displays or spotlights, offering unique lighting opportunities, or they can carry payloads including cameras, mirrors, confetti, or a multitude of other stage effects.

The Stage Flyer drone show system is comprised of self-piloted Stage Flyer drones, a fully redundant positioning system, a fully redundant rack-mounted control unit, and Stage Flyer charging stations. Like the Synthetic Swarm, it is suitable for a multitude of indoor spaces and allows for quick and simple installation, calibration, and operation.

The Stage Flyer and Synthetic Swarm show systems are fully compatible and can share a single positioning system and control unit.

Verity Studios' Synthetic Swarm system

Drone Specifications

Lucie micro drones

  • Weight: <50g (<2oz)
  • Flight time: up to 4 minutes
  • Charging time: approximately 1 hour
  • Equipped with high–intensity, programmable RGB lights

Stage Flyer drones

  • Weight (without costume): 1kg (2.2lbs)
  • Flight time: up to 5 minutes
  • Charging time: approximately 1 hour
  • Equipped with multiple high–intensity lights

System Specifications

Indoor positioning system

  • Composed of positioning modules defining the boundaries of the flight space
  • Simple setup
  • Self-calibrating
  • Interference resistant, no line of sight required
  • Suitable for stage integration

Rack-mounted control unit

  • Allows a single operator to initialize, start, stop, pause, and monitor the swarm from a graphical user interface during installation, rehearsals, and performances
  • Can be integrated with and triggered from show controls

For pricing information or inquiries to become a Synthetic SwarmTM partner contact: info@veritystudios.com

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