Verity is the global leader in autonomous indoor drone systems and a leading provider of drone failsafe technology. Founded in 2014, Verity's drones have completed more than 150,000 autonomous flights safely above people, in more than 100 facilities in 20 countries worldwide. Verity’s drones have been used by some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, including Cirque du Soleil and Madison Square Garden, and in global tours of major artists including Drake and Metallica.
Verity provides customization services for its Lucie® micro drones. One aspect of this service are bespoke, flight-tested costumes. A drone costume can provide additional layers to a drone show: not only does it contribute visually but it also enables a more complex narrative.
Léa Pereyre is a drone costume designer at Verity Studios. Among other things, she has been exploring the effect of UV costumes on the Lucie® micro drones. Some of the explorations showcased as part of the REFRESH #2 Festival 2019 are underwater creatures. The effect of UV paint and reactive materials is impactful: it opens the possibility of turning Verity’s light and safe Lucie micro drones into floating characters, props and scenery.
Léa Pereyre (Verity Studios)