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Steps, Shots and Silence: Sound and Foley in Docs

Wed 13 | 17:00 - 18:30 | HAU2

Peter Albrechtsen, Heikki Kossi
moderated by Florian Weghorn

© Clas-Olav Slotte

This journey into the fabulous world of sound comes with a twist: rather than venture into the rabbit-hole of fiction, sound designer Peter Albrechtsen and foley artist Heikki Kossi draw us into the fabricated soundscapes of documentary films, revealing the intricacies of adding realism to reality. Equipped with a collection of recorded sounds and an array of props brought down from the Finnish fjords, Peter and Heikki show the audience how they create noises that slip into the folds of documentaries unnoticed and therefore into our sense of reality. But what mistakes occur most frequently in this game of acoustic make-believe?

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Peter Albrechtsen

Peter Albrechtsen is an award-winning Danish sound designer, mixer and music supervisor working on both feature films and documentaries. Recent credits include festival favourites GENERATION WEALTH, THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS, BLIND SPOT, THELMA and sound effects recording for Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK. He became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017 and has just been nominated for a MPSE Golden Reel Award – one of the most prestigious US film sound awards.
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Heikki Kossi

Heikki Kossi has been a foley artist and supervisor on over 300 international productions since 2001. His studio is located in Kokkola, Finland. The projects he has worked on have won awards in Cannes, Sundance, Chicago and IDFA, and have been awarded and nominated for prizes such as the Césars (THE LITTLE PRINCE, Best Animation Film 2016), British Independent Film Awards (BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Best Technical Achievement for Sound Design 2012) and the IDFA First Appearance Award (DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS).
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Florian Weghorn

Florian Weghorn is the Programme Manager of Berlinale Talents. Together with Christine Tröstrum, he heads the initiative and advises its seven international offshoots and its alumni network. He holds an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from the University of Cologne. He joined Berlinale Generation in 2002, serving as co-director and curator from 2008 to 2014, and is a member of the selection committee for the Berlinale Competition. He has written and edited several publications on film and youth culture.