Celebrating the 2020 Winners | Hobbes x Firefly Drone Shows

Winner of The Motion Awards 2020 for best Interactive/Experiential | Installation/Experiential


Motion design for an installation, projection or location-based experience (not necessarily interactive)


In 2019, Firefly Drone Shows approached Hobbes about animating their ever growing fleet of drones. Hobbes took it as a challenge to go beyond the original task and create a system that was smart enough to choreograph new and complex formations dynamically and safely while abiding by FAA regulations. In doing so, Firefly’s drone shows were elevated to incredible new heights; the system we built allowed us to quickly graduate from animating 60 to 300 drones and counting. Unique perspective and animation techniques were also developed to achieve harmonious formations that transition seamlessly from one to the next. The Hobbes / Firefly partnership continues to foster new techniques and smarter systems for quick iteration and smooth flying. We are excited to share what we’ve been working on and hope you can catch a show in person someday!


Directed by: Hobbes
Clients: Ford, Boy Scouts of America, Firefly Drone Shows
Firefly Team: Kyle Dorosz, Ryan Sigmon, Adam Grey

Drone Animation:

Creative Direction: Nick Forshee
Producer: Ben Dresser
Animation: Nick Forshee, Adam Zimmer, Billy Chitkin
Tech Lead: Kyle Dorosz


Creative Direction: Eddy Nieto
Producers: Ashley Carey, Adam Zimmer
Animation: Eddy Nieto, Adam Zimmer
Design: Sam Griffith, Eddy Nieto
Cinematography: Kyle Dorosz, Dimitrius Ramirez
Edit: Hiatus Post

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