Theatre company Complicité asked me to create a simple, motion graphic trailer for the live stream of their internationally acclaimed production, The Encounter.
The show uses headphones and binaural sound to immerse the audience in the world of the show, giving them an incredibly intimate experience despite the communal theatrical context. The live stream gave a worldwide audience the chance to experience the show for themselves from the comfort of their own homes, using their own headphones.
The trailer needed to showcase the binaural sound used in the show and encourage audiences to listen with headphones. I did this by mixing a range of samples of binaural audio with very paired back visuals and typographic messaging.
The graphic of the acoustic foam mirrors the show's set design and creeps across the screen in a nod the show's setting; the Amazon rainforest. Titling appears and disappears into this foam as if hiding in the trees of the forest.