As well as using a multichannel format to immerse the viewer, what other methods would you use to make a soundtrack immersive?
I have just started working with a director who is making two short films. The project will result in an event where the films will be shown in the same rooms that they were shot in, with nothing removed from the set. This is one of the many immersive methods used in this project that is exploring cinematic immersion and creative ways of immersing the viewer.
The obvious method to create immersion from an audio perspective is to use multichannel or even just stereophonic playback systems to create immersion. But what about within the post-production stages?
So far my research has concluded that:
Ambience can be key to immersion
Detailed ambiences but not bombarding
Detailed foley for character's movements
Consistently balanced and mixed to avoid any distractions
Of course, how you use non-diegetics and fx is subjective and dependant on the film but are there any other tips people could give me to achieve a realistic and immersive soundtrack?