Creating immersive sound-led wildlife experiences for conservation and research.

LIFE ON THE EDGE VR

A Sounding Wild x Spatial Audio Labs original production for Wildlife Alliance.
Directed and produced by Axel Drioli

From the stories of an ex-poacher to a ranger working for Wildlife Alliance, we’ll learn about how the natural environment and wildlife living in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia had been threatened and protected.

Selected and already showcased at EarthXR2020, ARTSxSDGs, Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, San Pedro International Film Festival and Kaleidoscope’s Virtual Noise at SXSW2020.

Read the full story here.

AUDITORIAL – Bernie Krause and Soundscape Ecology

A Sounding Wild x Spatial Audio Labs Spatial Sound Design, Mix and Master work for The Guardian and Google.

The Guardian has launched an experimental feature format on World Accessibility Awareness Day, in partnership with Google and the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
This is a 17-minute audio-only story about Bernie Krause, pioneer of the ‘Soundscape Ecology’ research field, his life and what’s ahead of us. The experience is played back on a specifically-built platform that aims to make stories more accessible to visually-impaired people. Image resolution, colors and audio complexity can be chosen to personalise the experience based on each other needs.

Try it here, and read about the process-making here.

BBC Springwatch

Axel Drioli has captured the on-set wildlife sounds of London’s Beddington Farmlands, the next major nature reserve in the area for the BBC Springwatch’s Episode 4. Arjun Dutta takes you on his journey as a young birder and wildlife sound exploration, using our sounds to enhance the sonic journey.

Go and check it out the full episode on BBC iPlayer, link here. Or the clip itself here.

INTO THE HIMALAYAS 360

We collaborated with our friends at Habitat XR on this incredible project, a Riverbank Studios Production, in collaboration with with United Nations Development Programme India and The Ministry of Environment & Forests Govt. of India, has been selected as one of the three ‘Best 360° Storytelling’ finalists!

Sound Design, Foley, Spatial Audio Mix and Delivery by Sounding Wild x Spatial Audio Labs

Visit a gorilla’s paradise.
By The Ellen Fund and Habitat XR

Available on Oculus TV
for Quest and GO owners since Earth Day!

Gorilla VR is also part of EarthXR’s 2020 official selection

Everyone told the filmmakers at Habitat XR that filming African leopards in the wild was impossible. The solitary animals are notoriously hard to catch on camera and are declining in population around the world due to habitat loss.

But these filmmakers were inspired to catch the animals on camera for an educational project for kids. A passionate Belgian philanthropist asked them to create an immersive VR education experience on Africa’s famously dangerous Big Five animals—lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo.

Not only did Habitat XR manage to film the leopards, they even got one on a kill and another one sniffing the camera! Check out the full 8K 360 video below (be sure to toggle on 8K quality for the highest clarity).

 

Project Lead, Spatial Audio Mix and Delivery – Axel Drioli (Spatial Audio Labs)
Sound Editing – Benedict Sanderson (Spatial Audio Labs)
Original 5.1 soundscapesGeorge Vlad’s Mindful Audio

‘A Predicament of Pangolins’ will be showcased at EarthXR 2020 conference!

Project by Habitat XR

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