2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

NBC OLYMPICS

With sound design, comes a responsibility to create an environment that’s representative of a place, object, person, or emotion.

We put our heads and ears together with the folks over at NBC Olympics for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Our sound design package for this particular property was geared towards authenticating the broadcast of the games, and bringing to life sonic characteristics of Brazil. Take a look at the short sizzle above for some samples of our work caught during some important moments in this year's broadcast. 

 
[slide-right]The 2016 Rio Olympic Games 
Production Company: NBC Sports
Task: Sound Design, Sound Mix[/slide-right]

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With sound design, comes a responsibility to create an environment that’s representative of a place, object, person, or emotion.

Places on Earth are not only defined by their visual aesthetic, but by their smell and sound as well. When we design sound, weather it be for a film, or even a lower third, we have what people connect with emotionally in mind. Have you ever heard something that immediately transported you back to that memorable vacation you took with your family 10 years ago? Our job is to put you there, weather you realize it or not. And we take it upon ourselves to make sure these connections are translating through our work, and the research we put in to Brazil for the Rio Olympic games, shined through in our sound design for NBC’s whole graphics package tailored to their coverage of the momentous bi-annual event.

We dove in to the indigenous natural characteristics of the city first. What does traffic sound like? What does a marketplace sound like? What do the birds and the water sound like? And, if you were able to catch any of the Olympics, you may have noticed that the NBC Olympics team did a wonderful job connecting the visuals we experienced to the environment. Mosaic tiles and natural elements that play off of the heat of the city and the athletes. We harnessed these details and expressed them sonically — through glass, tiles breaking, and a hand running through a bucket of water. We hope you enjoyed the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, because we sure as hell enjoyed the process of creating a sound for them.

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