[Lab] Superbowl Drones + LED crowd displays

Jason Cobill jason.cobill at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 11:16:46 EST 2017

   The "crowd" was basically all paid dancers, they usually don't let the
audience on the field during the Superbowl for security reasons. If they
seemed suspiciously co-ordinated, it's because they were. :)
   Also, supposedly the drone sequence at the opening was shot ahead of
time and played back as a video clip before Gaga was lowered in on the

   The magic of television! :)

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Henri Kuschkowitz <
henri.kuschkowitz at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just reviewed the footage a couple of minutes ago.
> pretty cool. I am actually very curious about the crowd participation
> aspect as well. i haven’t read up on it but it seemed the crowed was (at
> least partly) choreographed. Did I see that wrong?
> Cheers,
> Henri Kuschkowitz
> On February 6, 2017 at 9:34:32 AM, Jason Cobill (jason.cobill at gmail.com)
> wrote:
>    Did everyone catch the halftime show last night, where Lady Gaga sang
> in front of a swarm of drones? (The same team from those previous intel
> videos I sent)
>    https://twitter.com/intel/status/828414639130021888
>    Then the crowd were waving batons that were doing lighting effects -
> this is pretty cool stuff! There's lots of clever tech companies with
> competing techniques for controlling light sequences over a large area.
>    https://pixmob.com/en/
>    http://crowdsynctechnology.com/
>    http://xylobands.com/xylobands/
>    -Jason
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