Causims

Client:
Toberg 
Role:
Sound Design, Music, Audio Post, Mix 
 
 
An impossible microcosm generated out of simulated nature completely departed from reality
in an impossible microcosm generated out of simulated nature completely departed from reality
in an impossible microcosm generated out of simulated nature...


Causims premiered at Portugal's FEST 'New Directors' festival in June 2019; along with We Like 'Em Short and an honourable mention at Florida Animation Festival.


Causims is a simulated nature documentary showcasing a world completely departed from reality.
Made with 3D physics simulations (dynamics) and procedural-generation techniques, in some sense Causims created itself. All these unpredictable elements were assembled into a self-contained microcosm that abstracts all of nature’s motifs
and even its foundation: time and space.


The sound design was approached first in stages, whilst the film developed. Key atmospheres, character sounds and exotic planetary sonic textures were created before moving on to the musical underscore elements. These were kept short and help set the emotional tone of the narrative, without overpowering the environments heard. The goal was to support the sound design, not to take lead. 

Overall the aim was to create a convincing ambience and space for this otherworldly short film. The voiceover had some slight treatment to reduce the ‘cleanness’ of the human voice.


Sound Design, Music & Audio Post by the coast, North Yorkshire ︎    ︎  ︎︎ ︎ ︎