THE ANIMAL

michal-krajczok

michal-krajczok

Sound Designer, Musician

Michał was born in Poland and emigrated with his family to Germany at the age of 10. From the fascination of grandpas piano over experiments in classical, rock and jazz music, he developed his passion towards music and further on towards sound for film. He moved to Berlin to study Sound Engineering at the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2003 and trained himself to become elaborate in creating sound environments that concentrate the intended feeling and the aesthetics of a film. Michał can offer hands-on knowledge on all stages of film sound production, be it location sound or sound design, sound supervising and mixing.

FILMOGRAPHY
  • 2014
    Once I Dreamt Of Life

    Sounddesign, Feature Documentary by Mouka Filmi

  • 2013
    Die 13½ Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär

    Sounddesign, Music & Mixing, Audio Book by Walter Moers

  • 2012
    The Penguin

    Sounddesign, Music & Mixing, Short Animation by Annette Jung

  • 2011
    Little Plastic Figure

    Sounddesign & Mixing, Music Video by V.Samartseva & Anna Bergmann

  • 2011
    Rising Hope

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Milen Vitanov

  • 2011
    Flamingo Pride

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Tomer Eshed

  • 2011
    Wandernd Haus voll Vogelwasser

    Sounddesign & Mixing, Short Animation by Veronika Samartseva

  • 2010
    Arachmaninoff

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by René Lange

WORK SAMPLES

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer 2'43 2013 Michał Krajczok
The book "Die 131/2 Leben des Käpt´n Blaubär" was originally published  in 1999 and then in 2002 relased as an audio book with the voice of Dirk Bach. This trailer is a short example of the NEW audio book (originally 19 hours long), having the superb voice and acting of Dirk Bach and new Music and Sound Design by Michał Krajczok.
  • Supervising: Walter and Elvira Moers
  • Sound Design Support: Marian Mentrup and Niklas Kammertöns
  • Vocals for "Blaubärmädchen": Larissa Blau
  • Musical Saw: Katharina Micada
  • Trailer Editing: Annette Jung

Showreel Michał Krajczok

Showreel 2'22 2012 Michał Krajczok
A selection of films for which I made sound and/or music.

Over You / Music Video by Drushba Pankow

Music Video Drawn 3'12 © 2012 Drushba Pankow
Michał Krajczok, musician and sound designer of Talking Animals was approached by Drushba Pankow to write a song for this animation.

I Know You

Short Film Drawn Animation 3'54 © 2009 Gudrun Krebitz
An unanswered telephone, an attempt to dance, a knife in a drawer. I know you - do you know whom you are dealing with?
  • Director, Animator: Gudrun Krebitz
  • Voice: Lola C. Bohle
  • Music: Marian Mentrup
  • Sounddesign: Michał Krajczok

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cut-out 12 min 2014

Once I Dreamt of Life is a feature length documentary film about suicide — subject that people rarely want to talk about. It’s an account about one’s personal relation to suicide, but also studies suicide as social phenomena: What are the motives, warning signs and consequences? The film follows the journey of a young man, an animated character based on a real person, on his path towards suicide. The journey is described by people who’ve had encounters with suicide – parents who lost their child, young adults who considered or even tried committing suicide. official website of the film: onceidreamtoflife.com/

   
  • Background Painting: Giulia Valenti

 

Arachmaninoff

Short Film 2D Computer Animation 5´30 © 2009 HFF "Konrad Wolf"
Itsy bitsy spider went down the sounding board.  Down came the hammer and striked the spider's chord.
  • Director: René Lange
  • Music: Daniel Regenberg
  • Sounddesign: Michał Krajczok
  • Mixing: Marian Mentrup
  • Prize for the Best Original Soundtrack, Cinanima Portugal

Flamingo Pride

short filmcg animation06:002011
Flamingo Pride directed by Tomer Eshed
Trailer Concept/Editing Jens Prausnitz

The Penguin

short film 2D animation 7:15 min 2012
The Penguin is bugging an Eskimo couple, it all ends up in a massive splatter scenario.
Based upon the comic „Der Pinguin“ by Walter Moers.
  • Story and Illustration: Walter Moers
  • Sound Design and Music: Michał Krajczok

Rising Hope

short film 10 min Talking Animals, 2012
Rising Hope, who used to be the fastest horse in the world, suddenly turns into a loser. With the help of a new friend − a jack-of-all-trades hound − he finds hope and himself again.
Festivals:
  • Berlinale International Film Festival
  • Atlanta Film Festival, USA
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
  • SICAF Seoul Int.Cartoon&Animation Festival
  • DOK-Leipzig 2012, Germany
  • Clermont-Ferrand 2012, France
  • Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2013, Germany
  • KROK Int. Animation Film Festival 2012, Ukraine
  • Encounters Film Festival 2012, Bristol, UK
  • Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Curtas Vila do Conde 2012, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Awards:
  • "Cartoons & Sport" Cartoon on the Bay 2012, Italy
  • Best Animated Film, Young Jury Award at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival 2012, USA
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film - The 24 hours of Nuremberg Int. Short Film Festival 2012, Germany
  • Award of the Junior Jury for Best Short Film - Capalbio Cinema International Film Festival 2012, Italy
  • Best Film at the Animacam, International  Animation Festival 2013, in Ourense, Spain

T-Labs Trailer

SHORT FILM2D DRAWN ANIMATION2:05 MIN© 2012 Deutsche Telekom & Talking Animals
This is a trailer for the animated infotainment series LOOKING BEHIND THE SCENES OF DEUTSCHE TELEKOM LABORATORIES.

Written, directed and designed by Samuel Weikopf    
  • Animation by Annette Jung, Gregor Dashuber, Maxim Vassiliev, Frank Gerdes, Thorsten Egckert, Franck Pimenta, Martial Harrivel, Pauline Kortmann, Tomer Eshed, Samuel Weikopf
  • Compositing by Jan Koester & René Lange
  • Backgrounds by Jan Koester & Juanita Kellner
  • Voice Acting by Jesse Inman, Shawn Lawton, Danny Klein, Pete Littlewood, Kathleen Clancy
  • Sounddesign and Recording by Michał Krajczok
  • Music by Marian Mentrup

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

SHORTFILM STOP-MOTION, PIXILATION & CLAY 03:00 min 2012 TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION
Susie Asado sings and a small heroin waits for her spaghetti. Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
  • Camera and lighting: Thomas Bergmann      
  • Music: Susie Asado
  • sounddesign: Michał Krajczok
Screenings:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Zlín Film Festival
  • IndieLisboa Junior

INTERFILM TRAILER 24

Festival Trailer CUT-OUT 01:30 min 2008 SAMO-SAMA
Trailer for the Interfilm Festival Berlin 2008 Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
      ingredients:
apple, banana, blackberries, blueberry, butternut pumpkin, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chicory, chili, corn, cucumber, eggplant, fig, grapefruit, green beans, kiwi, orange, paprika, pear, physalis, pineapple, pitahaya, pomegranate, potato, radish, raspberry, red cabbage, red currant, savoy cabbage, star fruit, strawberry, sweet potato, white mushroom, zucchini
  • Music: ?SHMALTZ!
  • Sound: Michał Krajczok, David Ziegler
 

EATABLE

SHORT FILM PORRIDGE & DRAWN 01:30 min 2005 HFF
It's all about porridge and love and what they have in common. Based on a poem by Igor Irtenjev.
This is one of my first films I made during the studies... Veronika Samartseva

  • Music and Sound Design: Michał Krajczok
  • Voice: Felix Reifschneider
 
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