Grenfell Our Home is a virtual reality documentary for Channel 4 about people’s lives, their homes and the community that existed in Grenfell Tower before the fire of 14th June 2017. With animation from award-winning 59 Productions and original score from Icelandic composer Biggi Hilmars, Aurelia undertook the sound design & 360 mix. First shown at Sheffield Doc Fest 2018, this piece won ‘Best VR Documentary’ award at the Raindance Film Festival.
Sound Designer’s Scoop
“Great documentaries tend to have such powerful human stories that it can be tough to find a sound design treatment which is impactful while also subtle and sensitive. Usually less is more and that was certainly the case here. It would be crass to try embellish the sound design with overly dramatic SFX. For this piece we tried to create tasteful layers to enhance and pull attention to elements of the story, while ensuring the music was doing the heavy lifting in the mix to drive the emotion of the story arc.” (Chris Timpson)