RSA - DRIVER FATIGUE

Directed by Brian Williams - Irish International - 2015

This is another video in the series of effective and creative awareness films for The Road Safety Authority. It highlights the danger of driving whilst lacking from sleep and how this affects your senses and cognitive abilities. The sound design takes on a first-person environment, using filters to create an aural effect of drifting in and out of sleep. Little details in the sonic tapestry are highlighted and emphasised, before we finally reach the point of sleep, closing down on the filter. As the truck passes-by, we have a sharp cut into the real-world sound, and the high-frequency roar of the engine rips up from the previous soft, dreamy sound world.