Brand new for Christmas 2023 was an evolution in drone light show presentations from our friends at Dronisos. The sensibilities of the world of animation were brought to life in the sky in the form of a holiday festive drone spectacular.
A fabulously festive show required a fabulously festive soundtrack.
To compose a musical score that told the continuous story of a magical snowman and his little fur-tree friend on their epic adventure to the North Pole to find Santa. This required an ever-moving and continuous musical score from beginning to end in much the same way you would score a movie or animated feature. This was to be a story told in multiple territories and multiple languages using the universal language of animation, utilising music, spoken narration and sound design – all whilst maintaining the lip sync of the characters.
We worked with our arranger to create a bespoke orchestral score that strived to avoid being too sweet and had enough drama and bite to reflect the personality of this enchanting story. Embracing the scope of a full orchestral sound, we brought the story to life by reacting to the animation and the adventures of the central characters, even swapping to a jazz trio as the friends sat by the fire having a hot chocolate with Santa.
We cast voice talent that were able to both narrate and capture the personalities of the different characters as if a parent were reading a Christmas story to their young child.
The whole magical experience was brought to life by Dronisos in the skies over the Christmas holiday period at shows in Orlando, FL USA and the south of France.
Original musical score and sound design: On The Sly
Concept, narrative and drone show: Dronisos
USA narrator: Kelley Buttrick