We were honoured to be invited to collaborate with creative director and designer Claire Skinner, along with international fashion photographer Sam Bisso, Australia’s most in-demand fashion stylist Bec Cole, and eight of Australia’s leading models on an ambitious project which encompassed short films, an award winning book, and a launch event with screenings, installations and prints.
Inspired by fragile beauty and fearless strength, Transcendence explores the realms of transformation and spiritual growth. In contrast to a human being’s struggle with change, in the natural world we find a collection of beautiful creatures that embody the power of adaptation and metamorphosis.
In collaboration with Orphic Creative, Whybin and Josh van Cuylenburg, we were very privileged to be a part of ANZ’s inspiring locals campaign. We interviewed a selection of Sydney’s most inspiring community leaders, and then flew around the country interviewing and filming Australia’s most prolific street artists as they brought their subjects inspiring stories to life through large scale street portraits.
We then documented the inspiration behind these murals with 4 x 2 minute videos, which allowed for unique music compositions reflecting each subject and artist pairing. One of the highlights of this project was the opportunity to collaborate with Jenny Munro’s daughter Lorna Munro, and record her beautiful singing for the score underpinning her mother’s story.
Music Composition, Interviews and Mix: White Owl Sound
ANZ Street Portraits - Jenny Munro
ANZ Street Portraits - Father Dave
ANZ Street Portraits - Nathan Hindmarsh
ANZ Street Portraits - Katherine Hudson
ANZ Street Portraits - Teaser
We are often asked to compose unique ident music and sound design for TV and internet show intro’s, festival promotions and corporate logos. Here are some of our recent favourites, featuring work from our talented friends Jeremy Mansford, Dirty Puppet, and Watermark Creative.
run JD run
'Origins' is a response to the the iconic shape of the Chanel No.5 bottle and it's relationship to Vendome in Paris, France.
3 x 5 minute animations were screened worldwide in all Chanel stores on various screens, walls and building facades.
Over the years, White Owl Sound has composed original music for many different TVCs. We have also created the sound design, recorded the VO, and mixed them too! Here are some of our favourites:
A2 Milk - music only version
Bulmers - Best Over Ice
Original Juice Co.
LeasePlan - Look Busy
Little Red Trucks
VicRoads - Ruined
City of Melbourne - Christmas
Man with a Van
Leaseplan - Surprises
Metlink - Getting to the Footy
Department of Primary Industries - Locusts
Our bestest buddies Dirty Puppet were invited to create a Motion Response for Pause Fest 2016. In responding to the years theme "Discover Your Future Self" we went very literal with our interpretation.
Animation & Compositing: Oscar Gomez & Cameron Gough
Music, Sound Design, VO recording and mix: White Owl Sound
International Needs Australia - SHE
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
When she was 9, Zainab’s parents made the heartbreaking decision to leave their home in northern Afghanistan. They set out on a journey across the globe, putting the fate of their family in the hands of strangers. Across borders, behind bars and onto a smuggler’s boat – the family chased freedom.
‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ is a 52 minute Documentary that tells Zainab’s story, and the story of many others who have trodden the same path.
Jessie Taylor and Ali Reza Sadiqi travelled across Indonesia and met with 250 asylum seekers in jails, detention centres and hostels. Through candid interviews, hidden camera footage and in the words of asylum seekers themselves, the story of the ‘refugee’ is told.
Meet the human faces behind the most controversial issue of our time.
Directed by David Schmidt Made by Jessie Taylor, David Schmidt and Chris Kamen Scored by Nick van Cuylenburg
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Music Sample 1
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea - Music Sample 2
Evolution is a tapestry of poetic scenes inspired by the History of the Arts Centre Melbourne site.
The project was commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne Digital Arts program and was designed specifically for the custom built 6 x 1 metre LED screens that were part of the re-launch of Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.
Direction, Animation and Compositing: Cameron Gough
Writer: Tait Ischia
Artwork: Kate Moon
Music Composition: Nick van Cuylenburg
Hamer Hall - Evolution
NBA Hoops Loops
We were invited to work with the talented animator and illustrator Chris Edser on a few of his NBA hoops loops animations, curated by Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls, and other NBA publications. Here we have composed a fun little track to accompany a mix of some of his best NBA hoop loops.
We were invited to create the sound design for the Australian Airforce website. We created loopable clips and dynamic transitions for an interactive experience exploring the future of Australian Airforce Aviation.