WORK

Sound & Music for Animation

I have worked with many independent animation filmmakers developing a unique sound world for their films. I like to personally handle all audio aspects of a film in close collaboration with each filmmaker: from the early sound concept, music composition, sound design and foley to the final mix and delivery for cinema and other media.

Island

Max Moertl, Robert Loebel

Fest

Nikita Diakur

Ugly

Nikita Diakur

Skybaby

Julian Glander

My Moon

Eusong Lee

Computer Visions II

Andreas Nicolas Fischer

Eyes

Lucas Zanotto

Link

Robert Loebel

An Island

Rory Byrne

Mountain

StudioAKA

Love

Réka Bucsi

Forms In Nature

Chromosphere

Silk

Susi Sie

Nomad X

Kristian Andrews

填空者 Blankfillers

Celeste Lai & Peyton Skyler

G.N.O.B

Mikey Please

Upstairs

Matthias Hoegg

Ghost Stories

Late Night Work Club

Wind

Robert Loebel

Giants

Celine Desrumaux, Benedi Yann

Motorville

Patrick Jean

Shift

Max Hattler

Muse

Field

…and other films by Kevin Dart, Mikey Please, Nicolas Ménard, Kirsten Lepore, Jun Seo Hahm, Julian Glander,  Stefan Sagmeister, Andy Rementer, Philip Hunt, Mario Klingemann, Nikita Diakur, Robert Löbel, Joe Donaldson, Eoin Duffy, Julien Vallée, Claudio Salas, Lucas Zanotto, James Curran, Scott Benson, Eamonn O’Neill, MrKat, Mate Steinforth, Sean Pecknold, Johnny Kelly, David Wilson, Adam Gault.

Awards & Screenings

Animation World Magazine

"You’d be hard pressed to find a recent indie animation short or commissioned work that doesn’t feature David Kamp’s name in the credits. From Nikita Diakur’s Ugly, Nicholas Ménard’s Wednesday with Goddard, David OReilly’s Please Say Something to commissioned projects for Ted-Ed, The New York Times and other organizations I’ve no desire to plug without full compensation, Kamp’s soundscapes are distinct."

Chris Robinson
Founder Ottawa International Animation Festival OIAF / AWN Interview

Form Magazine Nº 279

"In animated films, the key task of sound design is to bring abstract images to life and to find convincing soundscapes for the frequently fantastic worlds, even and especially if they have no connection to everyday reality. David Kamp manages this in an impressive manner. His soundscapes open up the cinematic space beyond the framework of the screen, entirely in the spirit of Béla Balázs, who noted: The possibility afforded by sound films to hear the space without having to see it, the ability to regard the most intimate close-up and simultaneously hear the entire breadth of the huge space, offers contrapuntal potential which has seldom been exploited in cinema and hardly ever to full effect."

Prof. Thomas Goerne
Professor Sound Design & Film Sound at HAW Hamburg / Author “Sound in Animation” published in Form Magazine

Nexus Studios

"David Kamp was brilliant. He created a cinematic soundscape that really helps make these flat, book-like compositions come to life."

Nicolas Ménard / Designer & Director / Nexus Studios

Chromosphere

"You know how when you have an idea for something in your mind, and it seems like it'll be so epic and beautiful, but then you start drawing and you're just constantly disappointed?  And so you contact a musician to try and dig that original inspiration out of your crummy drawings and turn it into the great thing you were imagining? That's what David does. Every single time."

Kevin Dart
Kevin Dart / Animation Director & Founder / Chromosphere