TIME partnered with Intel’s Drone Light Show team and Astraeus Aerial Cinema Systems to create its latest magazine cover, using 958 drones hovering above Folsom, California. It’s one of the largest drone shows ever put on in the United States, measuring a staggering 100 meters (~328 feet) tall. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video and more information.
‘The display was actually filmed with a cinema camera on the Astraeus-flown drone, and the cover photo was a still frame extracted from the footage. The cover can be found on the June 11, 2018, issue of TIME, which will hit stands on June 1st,” reports Peta Pixel.