Submergence is a 3D spatialized composition for National Film Board VR film "Tidal Traces" by Nancy Lee and Emmalena Fredriksson.
The film score was mixed into a 3D sound space using Facebook’s 360 Spatial Workstation (Version 1.3), Reaper DAW and tested with the Oculus Rift.
Multiple audio formats were generated to accommodate different delivery platforms. The binaural audio was encoded in 1st-order AmbiX as well as 8-channel TBE and 2-channel head-locked stereo.
I intended to influence the gaze of the viewer through two overlapping-independent sound spheres which occupied the 3D space: 1) Environmental Sound 2) Action Sound. The former relates to the overall ambience of the film, and the latter to emphasized active moments in the choreography for the viewer to give attention towards.