Site of sound designer and composer Frederik Van de Moortel

Sound Design

What is sound design?

How does a 10 foot warrior robot sound? or the doors of a Federation space ship? How does the engine of our hero’s car sound, or the gun of his nemesis? How can we create an ‘unheimliches’ atmosphere to indicate our main character does not get along very well with his mother? A sound designer can,… or should be able to.

I design sound. Which means I make new sound or alter existing sound to work for the given scenes. After manipulation, or careful choices and layering of different sounds, the soundtrack will add to, clarify or enhance the dramaturgy, atmosphere, speed or action of  the film or theatre play. Its also not about just a few scenes, most of the time I design every sound (except for dialog and sync off course) I try to give an overall style and color to the project.

Actually the 10 foot warrior robot doesn’t pass quite that often on my audio workstation. Most of the time this sound design can be very low key, on the verge of being unconscious. But it works!


some my sound design projects:

The Team


The Education


Code 37


Zot Van A

Dennis P

Man Zkt Vrouw

William Lawson

Christoff Bamboo blowtorch


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