In Tianjin, China, hundreds of drones showed the life story of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh in the sky, set a record, and were caught on video. The animation is published on the YouTube channel “Guinness World Records.”

According to the organization’s website, on December 18, 2020, 600 drones launched into the sky demonstrated a show about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The devices recreated the famous post-impressionist paintings in the air, including “De sterrennacht,” “Tournesols,” a self-portrait of the master, and others. Made by drones weighing 1.45 kilograms, the animation of 26 minutes and 19 seconds is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest.

The show was organized by the drone manufacturing company EFYI Group together with Tianjin University. As explained by the company’s chief operating officer Zhang Siqi, such animation is not easy to perform. High-precision positioning and synchronization technology were used to achieve “coordinated actions” of drones for its creation. “In previous drone demonstrations, it was a picture flying at another one. Creating a full-length animation is a difficult task for the entire team, both technically and creatively,” explained Syqi.