THE CALL 3D

TitleTHE CALL 3D
BrandWEST MIDLANDS POLICE
Category C02. Sound Design
Product/ServicePOLICE
Entrant GLOBAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT London, UNITED KINGDOM
Idea Creation GLOBAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT London, UNITED KINGDOM
Media Placement GLOBAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT London, UNITED KINGDOM
Production GLOBAL MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT London, UNITED KINGDOM
Credits
Name Company Position
Justin Sanders Global, The Media & Entertainment Group Head of Production
Christiane Ward Global, The Media & Entertainment Group Producer
Richard Poulton Global, The Media & Entertainment Group Creative Account Manager
Tom Heinsohn Global, The Media & Entertainment Group writer
Alex Downing Global, The Media & Entertainment Group Account Manager

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This Binaural audio ad was #4 in a series of 5 in a campaign that sequentially took the audience through the story of a stabbing and the consequences that come with it. 'The Call'' - Mum is watching TV. The phone rings. She answers the phone. You hear her distantly but when it's clear the call is serious, you move closer. The caller breaks some terrible news. She cries. This is what is sounds like when you carry a knife To capture the sounds of the scene as realistically as possible to deliver the most convincing 3D audio experience, the scene was recorded in a flat in Birmingham with pre-production ranging from a fake TV show to play out in the background through a real TV to a bespoke phone ring tone (most are copy-written) to even having someone on the end of the phone so the conversation was 2-way,

Cultural/Context information for the jury

Year-on-year knife crimes are on the up with under-25s a particular concern. Stabbings make big stories in the media which increases public concern, leading to pressure on the police for the issue to be addressed. We spoke to young people about how to speak to young people and what should be said. The feedback was that knife crime comes from simple arguments which escalate. Everyone wants to win the fight, so they carry a knife without thinking about/understanding the consequences. They need to be educated about what actually happens after a stabbing and how it impacts on everyone – victim/perpetrator/families Anything that was done needed to seem as real as possible and delivered in a place that was theirs – specifically where they listen to their music. The Binaural Knife or Life creative utilised real effects and people, reaching young people, being in their face, being unskippable and being authentic.

Script

BINAURAL : You're in a living room. Watching something funny on TV. Your mum's in stitches. The phone rings. She pauses the television. Goes to answer the phone. You hear her distantly but when it's clear the call is serious you move closer. FVO: (Singsong and pleasant) Hello? It is, yes. Right (Very quickly goes serious) What? Why?! No, that's not... He wouldn't! My baby wouldn't! This is all wrong. (She starts crying) BINAURAL : We fade to silence ANNOUNCER : West Midlands Police want you to know this is what it sounds like when you carry a knife. Life or knife? The choice is yours.