These LED skydivers turned the sky into a piano

The Red Bull Skydive Team make the sky their dance floor with the beats of Camo & Krooked.
By Thomas Wernhart

What happens when you mix skydiving, the beats of drum and bass duo Camo & Krooked and LED? GRAVITAS.

The Red Bull Skydive Team have put one of their adrenaline-pumping routines to the thumping beats of Camo & Krooked. Whether making wingsuit flights over an Indonesian volcano or performing winter jumps in the Austrian Alps, the team continually push their limits, so they decided to merge sport and music for this unique project.

See it for yourself in the video below.

Skydivers ready to jump

The Red Bull Skydiving team during the filming of the Gravitas project
The Red Bull Skydiving team © Red Bull

During the project The Red Bull Skydive Team were wired with LEDs, had cameras on their heads and, in complete darkness, fell from 4,000m. They conjured up amazing choreography to the rhythm in the night sky. Marco Waltenspiel, Georg Lettner, David Hasenschwandtner, Dominic Roithmair and Marco Fürst portrayed the sound from Camo & Krooked as something supernatural.

LED lit up the skydivers

The Red Bull Skydiving team glow blue during the filming of Gravitas
The Red Bull Skydiving team on the edge © Red Bull

For the musical side Camo & Krooked were the perfect choice because the boys love a challenge. Reini "Camo" Rietsch and Mark "Krooked" Wagner said it was not easy, "to implement the idea from a sheet of paper into reality", but when they got the final video it gave them goose bumps and, "expectations were completely exceeded! The symbiosis of sports, music and light provides a partly supernatural effect, which makes for a captivating clip.”

The technical side of the project was also a huge challenge, and had to be planned and implemented with the utmost care.

When it came to the technical part of the production, audio design studio “The Paranormal Unicorn”, Jürgen Ropp, software developers and CEO Stefan Yazzie Herbert were hooked as soon as they heard about the idea.

At the end they were responsible for the development of LED wingsuits, designed the light choreography and worked with the skydive team – and they were involved in filming and post-production, with the help of Frame Fatale.

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