Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music, Sonic Ident, PodcastPersonal, Field Recording
Storytelling Sound & Music
Show: All, Sound Design, Music,
Sonic IdentPodcastPersonal,

The Stingray Whisperer

Sound Design, Audio Post, Mix 
Set in The Bahamas, this documentary explores Keith Cooper's unique bond with stingrays. For over 20 years, Keith has devoted his life to understanding and connecting with southern stingrays off the coast of West End, Grand Bahama Island. He uses this special connection to educate others about the importance of wildlife conservation and the beauty of these often misunderstood creatures.

A film by Madeline G Kennedy
On land cinematography by Sandeep Vadlamudi
Underwater cinematography by Madeline G Kennedy
Sound design and mix by Nick Granville-Fall @ Ideosound
Original score by Navneeth Narasimhan

Diving Deep: Crafting the Soundscape for Human-Stingray Connection

It was an honor to contribute to the audio for this captivating documentary exploring the remarkable bond between Keith Cooper and the stingrays of the Bahamas.

Building the Underwater World: Since location sound recording was limited, the soundscape for the documentary was built and crafted in post-production.
  • Narration with Finesse: The narration track received careful attention, with minor pacing adjustments, and necessary audio processing such as gentle compression, sibilance de-essing, room de-verb and removal of unnecessary filler words to ensure a smooth and engaging delivery.
  • A World of Sound: Immersive ocean ambiences, underwater soundscapes, and natural elements were created and refined to transport viewers to the heart of the Bahamas' marine environment.
  • Details that Matter: Subtle spot sound effects, such as footsteps and specific actions, were added to further enhance the realism of the mini documentary.
  • Scoring the Connection: A supplied complementary music score was then integrated and mixed, creating an emotional soundscape that underscores the unique connection between humans and stingrays.

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