A Case Study by Oscar van Hoogevest und Roman Hodel
The award-winning short film THE GAME (DAS SPIEL) offers a detailed exploration of the sonic layers of a football stadium. The camera seems to be anchored in the ground, maintaining a distance from both protagonist and crowd. Whereas the sound transports us directly into the thick of the action.
Oscar van Hoogevest, sound designer and location sound mixer, and Roman Hodel, director, talk about their experiences gained in the working process and show in several examples how the acoustic perspectives were constructed. Of particular importance is the referee, who is at the centre of the film and to whom we get unusually close through the construction of these carefully nuanced aural surrounds.