Exploiting sound, exploring silence

Den Danske Filmskoles Efteruddannelse proudly presents a Nordic Seminar on sound to take place from Friday November 30 – Sunday December 2nd:

“When it comes to exploiting sound, exploring silence we have invited some of the best in the world, who have a long history of collaboration. The sound “gang” has worked together on most of the Coen brother films. Our guest speakers are:

  • Sound supervisor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay
  • Sound mixer Peter F. Kurland
  • Foley artist Catherine Harper
  • Re-recording mixer and sound designer Craig Berkey
  • Dialogue Editor Byron Wilson

This seminar is aimed for sound designers, composers, editors and directors. Sound designer Rune Palving, Hans Møller and Johan Pram are the people behind the seminar and will also be moderating the sessions. Sound has got a more and more essential place in visual storytelling. Along with modern technique sound became a very strong tool for directors and the stories, and it demanded people who worked with sound and music in film to develop their tools and language.

At the seminar we will start by going through a masterpiece, when it comes to exploring absence of dialogue and music, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, directed by The Coen Brothers. The film has very minimalistic music score and long passages without dialogue. In some of the film’s most intense sequences you only hear a suffocating silence. The film forced the audience to listen and the sound became a significant part of the story and a modern research in sound. On Saturday we will mainly focus on sound designer and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay and talk to him about his collaboration with the Coen’s, focusing on their newer work and his role as a re-recording mixer for other directors and sound designers.

  • Rune Palving graduated as sound designer from The National Film School of Denmark in 1999 and has ever since worked as sound designer, sound editor and mixer on fiction, documentary and TV-series. Word of God (Henrik Ruben Genz), 2017, The Master (Charlotte Sieling), 2017, A Conspiracy of Faith (Hans Petter Moland), 2016, Bridgend (Jeppe Rønde) 2015, Daisy Diamond (Simon Staho) 2008, A Soap (Pernille Fischer-Christensen), 2006, Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (Lone Scherfig), 2002 Among many. Rune Palving is also Head of Sound Dept. at The National Film School of Denmark
  • Hans Møller graduated as sound designer from The National Film School of Denmark in 1991 and were one of the founders of Mainstream Aps. One of the largest sound facilities in Scandinavia. Hans has worked as sound designer and mixer on films like Backstabbing for Beginners (Per Fly), 2018, The Raft (Markus Lindéen) 2018, The Absent One (Mikkel Nørgaard) 2014, Itsi Bitsi (Ole Christian Madsen) 2014, Monica Z (Per Fly) 2013, Mammut (Lukas Moodysson) 2009, among many.
  • Johan Pram graduated as sound designer from The Norwegian Film School and works as a Re-recording mixer and sound designer in Oslo, ans has worked as a sound effects editor on films as The Quake (John Andreas Andersen) 2018, Mordene I Kongo (Marius Holst), 2018, What will people say (Iram Haq), 2017, Dyrene I Hakkebakkeskogen (Rasmus A. Sivertsen), 2016,  among many. Johan also teaches at The Norwegian Film School.

The seminar takes place from Friday November 30 where we start around 4 pm – around 21.00, Saturday around 09.30 – 18.00 followed by a dinner and Sunday from 09.30 – approx. 4 pm. at:

The National Film School of Denmark

Theodor Christensens Plads 1

DK-1437 Copenhagen K.

Participants fee is Dkr. 1.895 incl. Coffee/tea/water and lunch Saturday & Sunday, and a light dinner Friday. If you would like to join the dinner Saturday evening the price is DKR. 225. excl. wine and beverages. Please add in the application scheme if you want to join the dinner Saturday evening.

To register please use this link here, to our website and registration. Press TILMELD at the bottom of the page to register, thank you.