On Top of the World tells the story of finding the ultimate high. It’s about doing what you love – and in the case of these men that includes doing backflips from a massive crane into the ocean.

Our goal is to let the viewer experience the same rush as the athletes are feeling when they are on top of the world.

“Life should be loved, to the point of tears.”

Sound layers
The sound for ‘On Top of the world’ consists of different layers. Every layer has its own unique characteristics like highlighting specific elements or creating a particular feeling or emotion. For example, with foley sounds we can zoom in on the characters and their movements.

All these layers together can sound really crowded, so everything needs to be mixed. It is a though decision making process to balance the sound layers well, and create a story in sound.

On top of the World

Short film

On Top of the World is a short film about exploring the ultimate euphoric emotion. Goosebumps, or even absolute tears of joy. Where do these feelings come from? Can we pro-actively search and even find them?

11 individuals were invited to join on an adventure through 5 different countries with entirely different landscapes and cultures. They were challenged to search for these extraordinary moments and their discoveries have been documented.

Director: Jurian Gravett
DoP: Serhan Meewisse
Music composer: Bob Thole
Music engineer: Dennis Krijnen
Music recording assistant: Luuk Gerritsen
Sound design & Mix: Elephant Ears


What we do

Sound design​

We create custom sound design for all kinds of media: from film to animation. We create our own sounds using synthesizers, foley and audio libraries.

Audio post-production

We edit, process and mix all individual sound elements into a well-balanced mix that meets the technical specifications your medium requires.


Whether you’re looking for a custom made track or a stock option: our herd has the best solution for your musical needs.

Voice over

In our studio in Hilversum we have the right tools to record your voice-over.


Elephant Ears is an audio post-production studio with Big Ears for Sound.

Our herd is specialized in sound design, audio post-production and music for films, documentaries, commercials and animation. With ears for detail and a trunk for story we have the ability to design an experience where image and sound bond together and create true immersion.

Sounds good right?

Lars van Leeuwen
Sound Designer

Some of our clients


Want to make use of our Big Ears for sound?
Let’s get in touch!

Lars +31 6 18 76 11 61

Franciscusweg 16
1216 SK, Hilversum