In Pursuit of Silence Documentary - Kickstarter Update

November 03, 2014 3:39pm

Check out a new video from the documentary filmmaking team behind "In Pursuit of Silence". Help these guys finish their film and help support an important topic!

Fund the project here:

"The anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota is definitely one of the most unique acoustic environments I’ve been in. With a decibel reading of -13 decibels, it’s been awarded the distinction of being the quietest place in the world. Nearly 200 million times lower in acoustic intensity and approximately 128 times quieter in perceived volume than an average downtown street, the chamber is 13 decibels below the human threshold of hearing. Initially, I just really appreciated being able to have a conversation with someone without all the effort. We’re used to speaking with people amidst all sorts of sounds which not only muddy the mix, but overload our cognitive faculties which can all make for a pretty exhausting conversation, not to mention result in miscommunication. It was refreshing to be able to connect to my surroundings in such a pure way. It sounds strange to say, but I felt more alive in some way standing in that chamber, as if I was all there rather than feeling like I was battling and reacting to a thousand different things happening around me." -Patrick Shen (Designing Sound, June 2014)

You've heard about the private sound testing facility at Orfield Labs in Minneapolis. It’s been featured all over the web as well as major TV and print outlets like Huffington Post, BBC, and NBC. At negative 13 decibels (13 decibels below the human threshold of hearing), the anechoic chamber at Orfield Labs is the Quietest Place on Earth according to The Guinness Book of World Records.

They are opening their doors to a select few on December 11 and 12, 2014 for those who make a contribution to our film. Backers at this level ($500, not including travel) will receive an opportunity to spend 30 minutes inside the anechoic chamber, in absolute silence. This opportunity is not normally available to the public, but we've partnered with Orfield Labs to create a unique experience for people who contribute to our Kickstarter campaign to help make this important film possible. This offer will end on November 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. PST and will be fulfilled ONLY if the campaign is successful.

This is our final week! We appreciate all the support these past few weeks.

Many many thanks,

The IPOS Team