Stage lighting design in concerts are being transformed along the development of innovative advanced technologies. Adopting drone light show in concerts is becoming the new trend. In concerts, performers communicate to audiences through visual and auditorial components. Music, colour and motion evoke emotions. Synchronising colour and motion of drone lights with music enriches emotional experiences and increases the overall satisfaction of concert.
The Dronetic Moment - Final project of this research includes two versions of drone light show simulation, video version and VR version. Through this project, new potential of drone light show adoption is suggested to be a new way of emotion communication in concerts. Design guidelines for designers and expected results for audiences are concluded.
"A concert is a way of communication between the performer and audiences through various media at the same venue."
Baxter-Moore & Kitts (2016)
COLOUR & MOTION (visual components) and MUSIC (auditorial component) convey emotions.
Large Scale Formation
4 main elements of drone light show that enrich emotional experiences.
The Dronetic Moment
Average - low energy
Positive & negative mood
High & low energy
Potential of Interactive Drone Light Show
Design guidelines and precautions for designers are suggested.
Expected results on audiences are recommended.
This research also opens up the field of further research on the potential of interaction drone light shows.