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
  • 2016
    Eine Villa mit Pinien

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Jan Koester

  • 2015
    Loup

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Felix Gönnert

  • 2015
    Februar

    Sounddesign, Animation/Installation by Maarten Isaäk de Heer

  • 2014
    Once I Dreamt Of Life

    Sounddesign, Feature Documentary by Mouka Filmi

  • 2013
    Die 13½ Leben des Käpt’n Blaubär

    Sounddesign & Music, Audio Book by Walter Moers

  • 2012
    The Penguin

    Sounddesign & Music, Short Animation by Annette Jung

  • 2011
    Wandernd Haus voll Vogelwasser

    Sounddesign & Mixing, Short Animation by Veronika Samartseva

  • 2011
    Flamingo Pride

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Tomer Eshed

  • 2011
    Rising Hope

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by Milen Vitanov

  • 2011
    Little Plastic Figure

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

  • 2010
    Arachmaninoff

    Sounddesign, Short Animation by René Lange

WORK SAMPLES

Eine Villa mit Pinien

Short Film Mixed Media 12:58 min © Hauptfilm & Jan Koester 2016
Directed by Jan Koester
Stereoscopic short film made of 2000 watercolour painted pages.
Coward bird and courageous lion break into a villa at nighttime without having the slightest clue what's going on there.    
  • Director, Animation: Jan Koester 
  • Producer: Christine Haupt
  • Actors: Christoph Letkowski, Paolo Masini, Johanna von Gagern, Anna Luisa Schmidt
  • Voices: Christoph Letkowski, Anja Taschenberg, Jan Koester
FESTIVALS:
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
  • Exground Wiesbaden
  • Interfilm Festival Berlin
  • Flickerfest Sidney, Australia
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival
  • Short Film Slam Hamburg
AWARDS:
  • ARTE Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • Audience Award at IKFF Hamburg
  • SAE Award for best use of digital technology at Flickerfest
  • Special Award at Exground Wiesbaden
  • Audience Award at Short Film Slam, Hamburg
 

Februar

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Animation Short Drawn 13:00 min © Maarten Isaäk de Heer 2015
Sounddesign by Michał Krajczok
Handdrawn 2D animation for full dome.
  • Animation: Maarten Isaäk de Heer
  • Best Soundtrack at the Immersive Film Festival IFF Espinho 2015
  

Wandernd Haus Voll Vogelwasser

Animation Short Cut Out 9:40 min © Veronika Samartseva 2011
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
On a plunge into the inner world and a peculiar guest.

Loup

Animation Short 3D and Drawn 4:22 min © Felix Gönnert 2016
Directed by Felix Gönnert
A young boy runs away, but realizes that he can’t escape reality.
  • Animation: Felix Gönnert

Secrets of the Moon – Opener

Logo Animation, 2:06 min, © Alexander Pohl 2014
Directed by Alexander Pohl
A short opener to visualize the logo of the independent metal band “secrets oft the moon”. Idea and realization by Alexander Pohl. Music by Michał Krajzcok.

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer

"Blaubär" Audio Book Trailer 2:43 min © Michał Krajczok 2013
Sound Design & Music by 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 min © Michał Krajczok 2012
Music and Sound Design by Michał Krajczok
"A selection of films for which I made sound and/or music."
The "Sampled" Directors:
  • Annette Jung
  • Sonja Rohleder
  • Katharina Niedermeier
  • Isabella Willinger
  • Milena Bonse
  • Constanze Knoche
  • Veronika Samartseva
  • Gudrun Krebitz
  • Izabela Plucinska
  • Anna Bergmann
  • Heike Schmidt
  • Alexandra Kardinar
  • Volker Schlecht
  • René Lange
  • Timo Quistorff
  • Milen Vitanov
  • Tomer Eshed
  • Jan Koester
  • Samuel Weikopf

Over You / Music Video by Drushba Pankow

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

Once i dreamt of Life - Animation Trailer

Animation Sequences 2D cutout 12:00 min © Mouka Filmi 2014
Animation Directed by Gregor Dashuber
"Once I Dreamt Of Life" is a feature length documentary film about suicide - a 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

Rising Hope

short film 10:00 min © Talking Animals 2012
Directed by Milen Vitanov
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
 

LITTLE PLASTIC FIGURE

SHORTFILMSTOP-MOTION,PIXILATION & CLAY3:00 min© TIGER UNTERWEGS FILMPRODUKTION 2012
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
Susie Asado sings and a small heroin waits for her spaghetti.
  • Camera and Lighting: Thomas Bergmann
SCREENINGS:
  • Filmfest Dresden
  • Zlín Film Festival
  • IndieLisboa Junior
  

INTERFILM TRAILER 24

Festival Trailer CUT-OUT 1:30 min © SAMO-SAMA 2008
Directed and animated by Veronika Samartsevaand Anna Bergmann (SAMO-SAMA)
Trailer for the Interfilm Festival Berlin 2008
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!
 

EATABLE

SHORT FILM PORRIDGE & DRAWN 1:30 min © HFF Konrad Wolf 2005
Directed by Veronika Samartseva
"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..."  
 

Arachmaninoff

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

I Know You

Short Film Drawn Animation 3:54 min © Gudrun Krebitz 2009
Directed by 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

Flamingo Pride

short film3D animation6:00 min© Tomer Eshed 2011
Directed by Tomer Eshed
Trailer Concept & Editing Jens Prausnitz
  • Director: Tomer Eshed
  • Technical Director, Producer: Dennis Rettkowski
  • Cinematography: Olaf Aue
  • Set Design: Jan Schneider

The Penguin

short film 2D animation 7:15 min © Annette Jung & Walter Moers 2012
Directed by Annette Jung
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.
  

Time Context

Image Film 3D Computer 3:27 min 2016
Directed by Pauline Kortmann and Jan Koester
Image film for a data organizing software, Time Context.
IMAGE GALLERY