The Story about #MakeItHappen
Check out the full interactive video here: http://lumia.ms/immersive
Microsoft Lumia want to help you #MakeItHappen. In this immersive video experience (with binaural sound recorded on the Lumia 930) we follow one boy’s journey as he assembles the ultimate band.
My Contribution to #MakeItHappen
This one is really interesting for a number of reasons. FIrst I was the sound recordist on location and in charge of not just getting sound but binaural sound.
Quick binaural sound crash course: Just like you have 2 ears, binaural in it’s simplest form replicates that by having 2 microphones with something in your way (your head in the case of your ears) Then when you wear headphones you should get the sensation of being in the scene. Your brain gives you all the localisation you experience when someone speaks on your right for instance.
This is all done with a custom rig for the Microsoft Lumia (Formally Nokia Lumia) and recorded all the sound on location with the phone. This came with multiple issues because I had to record with a video app instead of an audio app. Also being able to trying to hide these bright orange phones haha.