• Johnnie Burn

    Sound Designer

    CAS, MPSE, AMPS, EFA, and BAFTA,

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    "Seek sounds that are, above all, real.

    Raw and precious, unrefined,

    Yet capable of great clarity.

    Discoverered!

    More rare than complex.

    More the spark than the fire.

    Not whooshy or overly designed.

    Just bang on beautiful, even if they are ugly."

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • The passion lies in blending and shaping all the colours of sound to create complex but seemingly natural soundscapes that work wonders in steering narrative, emotional trajectory, and immersion of any given place, scene, or film. I strive to achieve this with subtlety, intelligence, and an aversion to cliché.

     

    As a sound artist, designer, recordist, mixer, and editor, I love sound and its potential to  manipulate our responses or simply be beautiful!

     

    This year, my team and I were honoured with an Oscar, Bafta, European Sound Designer of the Year and The Cannes FIlm festivals artist / technician Palme: The Vulcan Award, all for the work on Jonathan Glazer’s "The Zone of Interest".

     

    The approach to sound design is deeply rooted in authenticity and creativity, allowing me to craft credible immersive experiences that enhance not just the visual storytelling of film, but hopefully be the backbone of what the audience is believing - because we process image but we react to sound!

     

    My goal is to push the boundaries of what sound can achieve in cinema.

     

    Explore my work and discover how sound can transform the cinematic experience.

     

  • make contact

    johnnie@wavestudios.co.uk

    X @johnnieburn

    insta @johnnie_burn