I’m Jan Morgenstern and this is the website of my audio production company. I’m a composer and sound designer by nature and profession, and you can hire me to work on your projects. In the past, I’ve provided award-winning music and sound for numerous film and TV projects, video games, and advertisements; to get a taste of those works, check out my showreel, take a look at my references, or listen to examples of my music.

If you have any questions or feedback, or in case you’re interested in a quote for your project, please contact me.

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September 29, 2010

“Sintel” theatrical premiere in Utrecht, 2010/09/27

This week the CG short film Sintel, on which I’ve been responsible for the music and sound, will be released to the public. Last Monday, the production team gathered in Utrecht, NL, where Sintel was shown to an audience of 450 people in the sold-out Pathé Rembrandt theatre. The event was part of the Netherlands Film Festival proceedings; the NFF is the largest film festival in the Netherlands.

Photo by Mike Pan

It was an exciting evening! The festival staff was friendly and helpful, the cinema was great, and the audience reaction to our film was overwhelmingly positive. We were all hovering a few centimeters above the ground at the afterparty ;)

If everything goes according to schedule, we will release Sintel to the entire world via our website tomorrow on Thursday, September 30th.

August 31, 2010

Interview on DRadio Wissen (German)

In a recent broadcast, German public radio station DRadio Wissen (a division of Deutschlandradio) has featured a segment about my work on Sintel and other open movies. The interview is part of their ongoing “Spielraum” category and can be listened to in its entirety on their website (German language).

June 12, 2010

Audio Production Workflow on “Sintel”

On the blog that accompanies the production of the short film Sintel, I recently wrote a small feature outlining my audio workflow and the logistics involved. I explain how the various audio elements – covering sound design, foley/SFX recording, 5.1 mixing, and music composition – come together over the course of the film’s production, and how I assemble them to build the final soundtrack of the movie. You can read the full article here.

May 14, 2010

“Sintel” Trailer Released

The official trailer of the CG film Sintel has just been released:

Sintel is an epic CG short film currently in production, with an estimated release date in July 2010. Directed by Colin Levy and produced by Ton Roosendaal, it will be the third open movie under the aegis of the Amsterdam-based Blender Institute. I’m responsible for all audio aspects of the movie that range from the film score all the way to the 5.1 re-recording mix.

You can find out more about Sintel on the official production blog and on my references page.