The Critical Distance AR experience was developed by London Based Studio Vision3 and produced with Vulcan Productions in partnership with Microsoft. Studio Aaron Day created the sound design in collaboration with sonic fiction. By harnessing the power of Microsoft’s latest evolutionary leap in AR wearable technology, the HoloLens 2, audiences will connect with the close-knit J pod family and experience the daily perils facing this endangered group. The challenge was to develop a nonlinear cinematic soundscape that immerses the spectator in an imaginary underwater soundscape and to supports visual cues with sound.