Being able to listen to te world and combine it to images is a skill developed out of curiousity for your environement

From a young age, I began piano lessons and soon found myself captivated by the world of recording. Gathering with friends in our impromptu home studio, I accompanied their music on the piano. In high school, my interest in the visual arts grew through drawing lessons, and I was inspired by the rising popularity of music sessions on YouTube that combined audio and film. As I neared the end of high school, I realized that while I might not excel as a pianist, my fascination with sounds expanded beyond just music. It was then that I discovered the Dutch Film Academy’s study on Sound Design, which perfectly aligned my passion for sound and image.

Delving deeper into this captivating blend of sound and image, I discovered that it all starts with an awareness of our senses and opening ourselves emotionally to understand how they influence our feelings. This realization transcends filmmaking and can be applied and nurtured in everyday life. Learning to truly listen and being aware of our surroundings became the guiding thread, a constant source of inspiration that I could infuse into cinematic storytelling.

With this in mind I’ve found it challenging to choose a specific specialization within the sound industry because I draw fulfillment from every stage of the creative process. Whether it’s the initial brainstorming sessions, the meticulous recording and editing, or the final mix that brings all these elements together, each phase holds its own unique appeal.
Rather than feeling compelled to narrow my focus, I’ve come to embrace the idea that I find satisfaction throughout the entire process. This perspective boosts my confidence in knowing that I possess a solid understanding of what’s required during every phase, be it on set or in the studio.

Moreover, what I have come to realize is that the essence film lies in the power of collaboration. Working alongside fellow creatives to bring a story to life is an experience that keeps on captivating.

Since 2023, I’ve had the privilege of sharing my knowledge as a guest teacher at the Dutch Film Academy, the place that opened my ears years ago. The combination of freelance work and teaching forms a well balanced blend that inspires and complements from both ends.