forsenses: A Fascinating Journey into Nature & Sound  [Blu-ray] [German Release]
Chill Out With The Ultimate “Real 3D” Sound Experience!
From oceans to shots of earth from outer space, from sunrises to the celestial beauty of the moon, from flowing rivers to monsoons, from massive mountain ranges to urban environments by night, these unique pictures in pin sharp high definition quality (Full HD), set to atmospheric chill out music, take the high resolution picture format to a new level. The “Real 3D” Sound, which has been specifically produced for the film, creates an unparalleled three-dimensional musical world at home. In addition, ‘forsenses’ has the first Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system] audio track for commercially available stereo headphones, to treat the mobile listener to a symphony without words.
Directors: Ivo Moring and Philipp von Kap-herr
Producers: Ivo Moring and Philipp von Kap-herr
Composer: Ivo Moring
Cinematography: Philipp von Kap-herr (Director of Photography)
Image Resolution: 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio [Real 3D-Mix]
2.0 DTS-HD Master Stereo Audio
Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system]
Running Time: 57 minutes
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: SONY Music Entertainment
Andrew’s Blu-ray Review: The Blu::elements project: 'forsenses' the first episode of the Blu-ray Disc series, gives you the high-definition of the visual and acoustic ceilings and experience that makes for an exciting experience. With this ambitious Blu-ray Disc Reference Project, is that you get fascinating HD pictures of the elements water, earth, air and fire that have had a special composed 3D surround chill out soundtrack for an audio-visual connoisseur of new dimensions. ‘forsenses’ is the first product of its kind that offers a Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system] audio track via a standard stereo headphones. Many years of research work into a variety of archives of renowned film professionals, high-speed Cinematographer, underwater filmmakers, helicopter camera experts and especially unique HD recordings that gives the viewer, among other things, to view beautiful sunrises and sunsets, extraordinary volcanic perspectives, mighty mountain landscapes or cities at night. With highly sensitive special equipment you thereby get stunning shots, from bursting raindrops on leaves and flowers, for which the human eye is usually too slow to view or experience. The common thread throughout the 57:03 minutes, gives a process of viewing the genesis of the earth, and viewing the daily routines of the sun setting over the Geophysics of the Anthroposphere [Technosphere] meaning it is that part of the environment that has been made or modified by humans for use in human activities and human habitats, because we only have one Earth sphere we live on. ‘forsenses’ is a reference product on what is technically the highest possible level for all technology HD fans and a product that is for all those who are approaching the world of Full HD in a gentle manner, plus with beautiful pictures and empathetic music without big words! Meaning it is just "for senses" of a totally unique experience.
The concept of the 3D sound mix is to experience great nature photography paired with a sophisticated soundtrack, since with the release of Godfrey Reggio and Philip Glass's 1982 IMAX film ‘Koyaanisqatsi,’ from which a trilogy evolved, whereas ‘forsenses’ is a totally new unique experience. Because it was not in any way connected to existing filmed material from the German filmmaker Gogol Lobmayr who shot legendary documentaries like "Fascinating Nature," but was produced specifically for this SONY Blu-ray release and went with extreme effort to produce something special and totally unique. A variety of audio recordings have been produced that are so totally spectacular that one really will have an open the mouth experience. From a simple flower in the rain is absorbed by extreme slow motion in the macro range, a spectacular event full of beauty and power. Then, when the eye of a giant whale three looks at the screen panning across the audience, one has the impression that the Whale is looking directly into the soul. The special composed music to accompany this Blu-ray disc becomes the miraculous catalyst and it converts sound into a totally unique and exhilarating out of this world experience.
‘forsenses’ is not a feature film as such, but is able to show you exactly at around 57:03 minutes exactly of hitherto thought provoking quality images of our ball: the Earth, which we will probably never even get to face in our lifetime. For this purpose, the music score was originally recorded in up to 12.1 channels, especially with amazing image and sound optimisation. Which means you have the best entertainment you will ever likely to experience. So who wants to experience a good ShowTime, especially via your home theatre set-up, well with the excellent material you view and hear, it will take you on a journey of a total magical experience. ‘forsenses’ will impress you with amazing images and an ultimate sounds of the highest calibre. The authentic pleasure you will hear in your own home, will secure in the knowledge that you will also experience the most optimise image and sound ever, that will arouse all of your senses.
To appreciate what you will experience with ‘forsenses,’ here is the Track Listing:
Prologue: Lift Off
Genesis: Embracing The Day [Flute by Christina Fassbender]
Kaleidoscope: Journey To Beyond [Lead Vocals by Terri Bjerre]
Monochrome: Deep In Blue [Soprano Saxophone by Alexander Wilken] [Lead vocals by Mariana Wagner]
Perspicacious: Song For Another World
Macroscopy: Splashing H2O
Astronautics: Floating In Space [Lead vocals by Stephanie Hoffmann]
Mountainous: Feeling Free [Lead vocals by Mariana Wagner]
Photosynthesis: Step Into Green [Violin by Matthias Bromann] [Lap-Steel Guitar by Fontaine Burnett]
Rapidity Verdure: Nature [Strings by “German Movie Stringsection”]
Eruptive: Evolving From Red [Cello by Boris Marchin]
Aerogen: From Far Away [Lead vocals by Fabienne Rohan]
Tranquility: Vastness [Trumpet / Flugelhorn by Jan Kunstmann]
Humanity: City Lights
Epilogue: Adagio For Summary [Strings by “German Movie Stringsection”]
End Titles: Going On, It's Okay [Lap-Steel Guitar by Fontaine Burnett]
Blu-ray Image Quality – The Blu :: elements project: 'forsenses' presents you with an awesome stunning 1080p image transfer, that will make you feel you are viewing a 4K image transfer and equally stunning is the 1.78:1 aspect ratio, to make it look spectacular and totally amazing. All image photos were taken with a trained eye and the highest technical requirements. And that can be seen. Never before there was footage of floating whales, lava flows, mountain ridges, or recorded in extreme slow motion scenes of rain on a daisy in this perfection. The colours are so luminous intensity of and do not form seams despite its enormous saturation rate neighbouring patches. The contrast is different in filmy shades so that even different temperature layers of water are mapped clearly separable. Compression is also at the highest level and provides an ultra-smooth and exceptionally stable image.
Blu-ray Audio Quality – The soundtrack is very versatile and at times you will get to experience really nice classic type pop music that has very catchy rhythms and the singers you hear are like angelic voices, especially with track 06. Macroscopy: Splashing H2O. The 5.1 and 7.1-channels are clean and separated from each speaker to ensure that every sound, every note is exactly heard from the direction from which it is intended. It is a fundamental listening experience in large space width and depth of space. The Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system] track has a simple transitional special viewing experience with sounds from up to 12.1 channel mixes, plus subwoofer. For the first time you also get sounds from the ceiling. Anyone who has a pair of stereo headphones should definitely try it in a quiet setting, because you will experience a total 3D Binaural recording sound field. And for those who do not know what a “Binaural” recording is, here is the definition: Binaural recording is a method of recording sound that uses two microphones, arranged with the intent to create a 3D stereo sound sensation for the listener of actually being in the room with the performers or instruments. This effect is often created using a technique known as "dummy head recording" and wherein a mannequin head is outfitted with a microphone in each ear. Binaural recording is intended for replay using headphones and will not translate properly over stereo speakers. This idea of a three dimensional or "internal" form of sound has also translated into useful advancement of technology in many things such as stethoscopes creating "in-head" acoustics and IMAX films being able to create a three dimensional acoustic experience. Once recorded, the binaural effect can be reproduced using stereo headphones. It does not work with mono playback; nor does it work while using loudspeaker units, as the acoustics of this arrangement distort the channel separation via natural crosstalk, an approximation can be obtained if the listening environment is carefully designed by employing expensive crosstalk cancellation equipment. The result is a listening experience that spatially transcends normally recorded stereo, since it accurately reproduces the effect of hearing a sound in person, given the 360° nature of how human ears pick up nuance in the sound waves. Binaural recordings can very convincingly reproduce location of sound behind, ahead, above, or wherever else the sound actually came from during recording. The Binaural recording sounds you experience are truly amazing and totally awe inspiring.
Blu-ray Special Feature and Extras:
Display Basic Tuning: Welcome to the display basic tuning, where you will find five reference test patterns as described below, to help you in adjusting the basic setting of the most important parameters of image reproduction of your TV-device. For an optional adjustment of your TV-device, it is necessary to maintain the particular order as follows:
AVSC Universal Test Pattern
Audio Set-Up Test: Welcome to the Audio Set-Up Test. To ensure the optimal quality of audio reproduction of content of your Blu-ray disc, you need to ensure that your audio equipment is set-up correctly. This can easily checked with this interactive tool. With the cursor buttons on your remote control, select your individual speaker set-up and activate it with “ENTER.” Please ensure that the volume is set at a reasonable level before starting the test. If your audio equipment is set-up correctly, the test signal should be pleasant and understandable and at the same level coming from the respective speaker. If this is not the case, then please adjust accordingly. By doing this, you can test where and how your 5.1 and 7.1 set-up reproduces the extra channels of the 7.1 mix. It then asks you to select your speaker output set-up and this is what you will view:
5.1 Speaker Set-up
7.1 Speaker Set-up
7.1 Speaker for 3D Mix Set-up
Headphones Surround 3D [Binaural system] Set-up
Finally, 'forsenses' is a state-of-the-art product designed for all technophile HD-Fans and is a breath-taking introduction to newcomers to the ultimate in 1080p images. With beautiful pictures and the perfect soundtrack, 'forsenses' is the ultimate HD viewing experience. From deep below the oceans to seeing views of earth from space, to sunrises to fast lunar motions, of running water to cloudbursts, of massive mountain landscapes to urban centres and especially with their night images. ‘forsenses’ sets you off on an atmospheric journey of a truly magnificence proportion of our planet “Earth.” You get wonderful superb long vocal and instrumental grooves rounding off this brilliant Blu-ray Disc especially for a unique home entertainment experience. ‘forsenses’ shows overwhelming film shots of epic proportions and especially with awesome spectacular images, empathetic music and all without words, so giving you something that is totally magical and a wonderful unique experience! Very Highly Recommended!
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