Kristian Knoop (1992) is a Dutch sound recordist and sound designer. He graduated in 2018, receiving his diploma in sound design at the Netherlands Film Academy (NFA).
My passion for sound has been constant throughout my life. Most of my childhood I was building amplifiers with knickknacks and playing with old radios. During my study at the Film Academy, I evolved my sound techniques and enlarged my knowledge regarding sound. During the internship I did at Cue Creative in The Hague, I discovered my love for cinema and decided to pursue it. This was the starting point for me to develop myself in sound recording and sound design.
In the past years, I worked on various projects such as documentaries, short films, and commercials. These experiences have improved my skills and techniques in sound design and production sound.
I am very dedicated to my work and I keep on learning every day with a great smile.
My vision about recording sound for film;
Sound is something everyone interprets in a different way. A film becomes interesting when picture and sound perfectly align with each other. My goal as a sound recorder/designer is to create consistency between picture and sound, which together make up the story. For me, it is not only about hearing but more importantly about understanding the sound and its added value of the location and weather. Therefore I always seek to record audio with the highest quality as possible, to guarantee that the sound contributes to the story of the film, giving the right message to the spectators.
I always make sure the right preparations have been made, in order to decide the right angle of incidence. In all stages; preparations, sound recording, and sound design; finding the right balance between picture and sound should be leading. I therefore always meet with the sound designer to find solutions and make choices together before shooting.
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