Here’s What It Sounds Like When a 75-Ton Glacier Crumbles on ‘Our Planet’

Published on Aug 16, 2019

Here’s What It Sounds Like When a 75-Ton Glacier Crumbles on ‘Our Planet’

Before re-recording sound mixer Graham Wild began work on “Our Planet,” the eight-part Netflix nature series from the British filmmaking team behind “Planet Earth,” he already knew the one marquee sequence that would dominate his time. The filmmakers had captured a 75-ton, skyscraper-sized piece of ice breaking off the Stone Glacier in Greenland and tumbling into the ocean.

“We knew this one was going to be difficult,” said Wild. “I was talking to director Adam Chapman, who said, ‘We’ve got this great big moment where we were going to have loads of music, loads of sound and I’ve got a really good idea, but I’m not sure how it’s going to work.”

What’s unique about the sequence is normally the sound team creates a layered soundtrack to place the audience in a specific environment — jungle, desert, mountaintop — but once that’s established, the environmental sound

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Author: Chris O'Falt