Kristian Knoop (1992) is a Dutch Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. He graduated sound design at the Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) in 2018.
His passion for sound has been a constant in his life. He started building amplifiers with knickknacks and playing with old radios since he was a child. His love for film started in 2012 during an internship at Cue Creative in The Hague. A year later, he decided to study sound design at The Dutch Film Academy in Amsterdam, where he learned how to tell a story through sound.
My vision about recording production sound for film
Everyone interprets sound in a different way. My goal as a Production Sound Mixer is to create consistency between picture and sound, which together make up the story. It is not just about listening but about understanding sound and its added value. I always seek to record audio with the highest quality possible, ensuring that sound contributes to the story of the film, giving the right message to the spectator.
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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