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We’ve just published a paper on Audio for Extended Realities for the Convergence in The International Journal of Research Into New Media Technologies, SAGE Publication.

Creative and technical development of immersive audio is often a function of evolving toolsets and distribution platforms, and the associated workflow is far from standardised. This paper forms the context for such audio workflow – one that draws from precursor technologies such as audio for games and virtual reality and develops this into an outline taxonomy that is representative of the state of the art, and forward facing towards the evolution of the technology.

The paper features a series of case studies based on multiple documentary series as the virtual reality and mixed reality experiences by Sir David Attenborough: Museum Alive, Micro Monsters, First Life VR, Museum Alive AR and Kingdom of Plants produced by Alchemy Immersive, Atlantic Productions and Zoo VFX – the body of works I’ve been proudly involved with as a supervising 3D Sound Designer and Mixer over the past several years as part of 1.618 DIGITAL.

We want to say a big thanks to my co-author and principal editor Professor Justin Paterson for his immense contribution to this publication. Special mention to an incredible team at Alchemy: Elliot Graves, Richard Lester, Lou Doye, Iona McEwan, Bhaumik Patel, Ceri Passmore and many more…

Audio for extended realities: A case study informed exposition ->

All of the mentioned VR content is available to watch on Meta Quest ->

Emmy Award Nomination for Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough

We didn’t know Emmys come in pairs – but here we go! Absolutely delighted to share that “Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough” also just received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Interactive Media!!! Big shout out to the teams at Alchemy Immersive and Atlantic Productions for pouring their soul and months of work into making this happen.

Double Emmy Awards nomination for Micro Monsters with David Attenborough

We’re incredibly proud to announce that Micro Monsters with David Attenborough has been nominated for two Emmy awards! With nominations for Outstanding Interactive Media and Outstanding Sound. Very grateful for this recognition at the highest level! Huge congratulations to all nominees and the entire amazing team at Alchemy Immersive, Atlantic Productions, and Oculus VR for bringing this project to life.

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Double Nomination at Raindance Film Festival

We are delighted to see “Rise of Animals with David Attenborough” Magic Leap experience being nominated for two awards at Raindance 2019. It was a great privilege to work on interactive & spatial sound design alongside talented creative and technical teams.

Through the power of hand interaction you’ll discover and bring to life some of the first creatures that roamed the earth – all within your own environment using Magic Leap technology. Driven by a voiceover from David Attenborough and using ultra-realistic real-time animation sequences, this powerful Mixed Reality experience on Magic Leap One is both educational and entertaining.

Raindajnce Festival –

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