May 4-6 2012, Time 12:00-18:00

Sound for movies taught by Kris Limbach

Sound for movies Applying set recording and miking techniques to experimental ends! A three day hands on workshop about set recording for film, art and documentary.

level: beginner
This workshop offers a practical approach to sound work done for film in general with an emphasis on sound recording on a film set. During the 3 days the participants will obtain basic knowledge about field-/ambient and
voice recording, different recording and miking techniques. Various work flows and approaches to set recording will be presented and the participants will produce short films of their individual taste.

The participants develop for themselves short films that will be key to learning about set recording. Also the basics of film theory will be introduced to give a base of communication on a film set with the director and cameraman. Therefore this workshop is based on set sound recording but will touch the whole picture of film theory and practice.


DAY 1 emphasis:
Theoretical: history/study of sound techniques. miking/material and technical approaches to set recording.
DAY 2 emphasis:
Hands On: film making, recording. Production of a one minute short film.
DAY3 emphasis:
Introduction to linux based Post production with Harrison Mixbus and xjadeo , editing, montage- presentation in the evening.

Number of participants: 8

PreRegistration is required please send an email to to reserve your place.

Fee: 45€ (workshop) 20€ (equipment)

Location: Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin

Christoph “Kris” Limbach (born in 1978) is a sound artist living in Berlin. He works for both film makers and artists as set recordist and sound mixer / sound designer. He works for artists like John Bock and for commercial adverts films and broadcast series as well (check He graduated in applied physics from FU-Berlin and his physical knowledge merges into his sound and art work. His emphasis is always on exploring sound and image in an experimental way. Although his focus has always been on sound art, he is involved in film projects since 1998, exploring always formats and aesthetics of cinema. His first experimental film, “Cuento Incompleto” was published in 2005 in a book project in Madrid (Mundolavapies). Therefore this work for film has an outstanding influence on his current sound-art works, using film-editing techniques and film sound aesthetics for his sound pieces like the ongoing begin_ if _ () sound project and live performances. He runs, together with Pierce Warnecke , the emitter19 studio in Berlin.