David Kamp

David Kamp

Composer, Sound designer, Field recordist and Sound artist.

My work ranges from creating the sound worlds (music, sound effects, mix) of award-winning animated films, to immersive exhibition soundscapes at galleries and museums, interactive/ non-linear audio and commercial and broadcast projects.

EDUCATION

Diploma in Music Composition / Sound Engineering at ICEM (Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media) at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen - 2009.

Diploma in Music Composition / Sound Engineering at ICEM (Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media) at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen - 2009.

STUDIOKAMP

My Berlin-based creative sound studio Studiokamp specializes in sound design, foley recording, music production and composition for animation, screen-based and beyond. 

      

My Berlin-based creative sound studio →studiokamp specializes in sound design, foley recording, music production and composition for animation, screen-based and beyond. 

      

SERVICES

Music composition, Sound design, Mixing (Binaural, Stereo, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos), Sound effect and ambience recording, Game audio implementation, Interactive audio development, 3D Audio production, Audio Branding & Consulting.

 

Music composition, Sound design, Mixing (Binaural, Stereo, 5.1, 7.1, Atmos), Sound effect and ambience recording, Game audio implementation, Interactive audio development, 3D Audio production, Audio Branding & Consulting.

 

AWARDS

2 x MASA Music & Sound Awards,  2 x Webby Nominations, 1 x Best Original Score Award Zubrovka Short Film Festival, 1 X Special Mention Best Sound Primanima, 1 x Eurobest Silver Best Sound Design, 1 x Young Guns Award ADC New York City.

 

2 X MASA Music & Sound Awards,  2 X Webby Nominations, 1 X Best Original Score Award Zubrovka Short Film Festival, 1 X Eurobest Silver Best Sound Design, 1 x Young Guns Award ADC New York City.

 

TALKS & JURY

I gave talks and workshops about sound design and my work at Pictoplasma, Playgrounds Festival, Flatpack Festival, Faux Images, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach and others. Recently I was a judge of the sound category at the Motionographer Awards and ADC Young Guns.

 

I gave talks and workshops about sound design and my work at Pictoplasma, Playgrounds Festival, Flatpack Festival, Faux Images, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach and others. Recently I was a judge of the sound category at the Motionographer Awards and ADC Young Guns.

 

FESTIVALS

The projects I worked on screened and won awards at Berlinale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, GLAS Animation, Oberhausen, ITFS, European Film Awards, Palm Springs, SXSW, Annecy, and many others.

I gave talks and workshops about sound design and my work at Pictoplasma, Playgrounds Festival, Flatpack Festival, Faux Images, Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Offenbach and others. Recently I was a judge of the sound category at the Motionographer Awards and ADC Young Guns.

 

I collaborated with the following artists and companies, developing the full audio experience of their films, exhibitions and interactive projects

I directly collaborated with the following artists and companies to personally design the entire audio experience of their films, exhibitions and interactive projects

ANIMATION & ART STUDIOS Nexus, Partizan, Psyop, Studio AKA, Disney, Etter Studios, Buck, Gunner, ManVs Machine, Chromosphere, Nottoscale, Hornet, Passion Pictures, Blind, Moth, Marshmallow Laser Feast, BlinkInk, Foam Studio, Zeitguised, Sehsucht, Troublemakers, Blacklist, Hunter & Gatherer, Animade, I Love Dust, Weare17, Nomint, Polynoid, Hush, Analog Studio, YumYum, Onesize, Field.io, Sherbet, And Maps and Plans, Oddfellows.

BROADCAST & COMMERCIAL CLIENTS Adult Swim, Kvadrat, Nike, Lacoste, The New Yorker, Amnesty International, New York Times, Greenpeace, Google Creative Lab, Turner Broadcasting, MIT Media Lab, Holvi, Red Cross, Herman Miller, Amazon, Audi, GE, Hulu, DuckDuckGo!, Facebook, Universal Studios, T-Brand Studio, Condé Nast, TEDed, OFFF, Casper, Pictoplasma, Siggraph, CNN, BBC, ITV, MTV, Arte, FOX, Channel4, FX Networks. 

DIRECTORS & ARTISTS Kevin Dart, Reka Bucsi, Mikey Please, Nicolas Ménard, Jun Seo Hahm, Julian Glander, Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Stefan Sagmeister, Andy Rementer, David O'Reilly, Philip Hunt, Mario Klingemann, Vectorpark, Nikita Diakur, Robert Löbel, Max Hattler, Joe Donaldson, Eoin Duffy, Julien Vallée, Conor Finnegan, Claudio Salas, Lucas Zanotto, James Curran, Susi Sie, Kristian Andrews, Eusong Lee, Robert Seidel, Davide Quayola, Jon Frickey, Jared Eberhardt, Scott Benson, Eamonn O'neill, MrKat, Dave Prosser, Mate Steinforth, Sean Pecknold, Johnny Kelly, David Wilson, Adam Gault, Patrick Jean.

AGENCIES Ogilvy & Mather, Harriman Steel, Clemenger BBDO, Who Wot Why, Kolle Rebbe, 72 and Sunny, Dead As We Know It, Droga5, Fallon, Hugo & Cat, JVM, McCann, Nail Communications, The Martin Agency.

MUSEUMS & GALLERIES British Library London, Jewish Museum New York, The Smithsonian Museum, Barberini Museum Potsdam, Lichtsicht Biennale.

Field Recording

For the past ten years, I have captured unique and exciting sounds with the best possible equipment. This passion brought me to the deepest rain forests of Congo, the deserts of Israel, the underbelly of German Industrial sites and the labs of Max Planck Institute Berlin. In 2018,  two recordings received awards from the acclaimed Wildlife Sound Recording Society UK and some of my recordings are part of the British Library's permanent collection. My evergrowing personal collection of recorded and designed sounds is used in my own projects and has been licensed by seasoned sound designers like Wylie Stateman (Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill, Django Unchained) and Peter Albrechtsen (Wim Wenders - Cathedrals of Culture, Lars Von Trier - Antichrist).  

For the past ten years, I have captured unique and exciting sounds with the best possible Equipment. This passion brought me to the deepest rain forests of Congo, the deserts of Israel, the underbelly of German Industrial sites and the labs of Max Planck Institute Berlin. My evergrowing collection of recorded sounds is used in my own projects and has been licensed and used by notable fellow sound designers like Wylie Stateman (Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill, Django Unchained), Peter Albrechtsen (Wim Wenders - Cathedrals of Culture, Lars Von Trier - Antichrist)

Testimonials

"STUDIO AKA first worked with David in 2011. We’ve since been able to secure his collaboration on two more diverse projects and in both cases, his work immediately catches the ear for its unique combination of technical brilliance and aesthetic appeal. He has an amazing mastery of his craft and is able to realize his works with a fluidity and expressiveness that feels highly intuitive. He seems to find the sound & music that surely was there all along, but it takes an artist of his caliber to bring it all to life. I would rank David among the top talents in his field – a fact borne out by him being much sought after by directors across the world. David is an outstanding talent."

"STUDIO AKA first worked with David in 2011. We’ve since been able to secure his collaboration on two more diverse projects and in both cases, his work immediately catches the ear for its unique combination of technical brilliance and aesthetic appeal. He has an amazing mastery of his craft and is able to realize his works with a fluidity and expressiveness that feels highly intuitive. He seems to find the sound & music that surely was there all along, but it takes an artist of his caliber to bring it all to life. I would rank David among the top talents in his field – a fact borne out by him being much sought after by directors across the world. David is an outstanding talent."

Philip Hunt  Co-Owner & Director at STUDIO AKA

Philip Hunt  Co-Owner & Director at STUDIO AKA

"Excellent partnership, perfect combination of creative flexibility and professional service.”

"Excellent partnership, perfect combination of creative flexibility and professional service.”

Vera-Maria Glahn  Founder & Managing Director at FIELD.io LTD

Vera-Maria Glahn  Founder & Managing Director at FIELD.io LTD

"David is very inspiring: he always brings suggestions and ideas. He's precise and meticulous in his work, and very collaborative: definitively a professional who takes care of the quality of the work.”

"David is very inspiring: he always brings suggestions and ideas. He's precise and meticulous in his work, and very collaborative: definitively a professional who takes care of the quality of the work.”

Piero Desopo  Art Director at Prologue

Piero Desopo  Art Director at Prologue

"David has produced audio design and music composition for a number of my films and each time I have been amazed by the speed and quality of the work he produces. It's great to work with someone who is so creative in their work, and also so professional and personable to deal with.”

Rex Crowle  Lead Creator at Media Molecule

"You know how when you have an idea for something in your mind, and it seems like it'll be so epic and beautiful, but then you start drawing and you're just constantly disappointed?  And so you contact a musician to try and dig that original inspiration out of your crummy drawings and turn it into the great thing you were imagining? That's what David does. Every single time."

Kevin Dart  Director & Founder at Chromosphere

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