Around half a million spectators gathered amongst Rio’s five beaches to witness the flight of this mysterious UFO. As the craft approached, everyone rushed towards the water, buzzing with excitement.

Cinimod UFO - Rio

However the incredible illuminated craft’s origin was less Martian and more West London, Cinimod Studio to be precise. Fabricated from aluminium and suspended from a blacked out helicopter the installation was truly a sight to behold.

Remotely controlled by SMS and powered by a 6kw on board generator the UFO was illuminated by a vast array of individually controllable Color Kinetics LED nodes. Cinimod in collaboration with White Wing Logic developed their own network of bespoke ‘beacon’ lights to envelop the circumference of the ship and produce the magnificent sparkle of light around the main UFO structure.