My name is Jouni. I’m a sound designer, sound editor and sound mixer from Finland.
Since 2005 I’ve worked on music, short films, commercials, documentaries, sound effects, sound restoration etc...
I can thank movies for what I do. Movies have been a big part of my life since I was a little kid. The Lion King's earth shaking gnu scene gives me shivers even today. But my interest in sound didn’t start just by watching movies. It got a little push when my grandparents gave me an old tape recorder. The recorder had a poor microphone that picked up all the necessary and unnecessary sounds. But still, I-WAS-AMAZED! I put the microphone into my mouth and growled like a monster. I dragged the microphone across the floors to get all the bumps and noises on tape. I even made an interview about my home town’s history with the recorder as homework in elementary school.
At the beginning of the 2000’s, I moved from nostalgia recorders to a little more modern era by buying a Windows XP PC and started recording and cutting sound with Audacity. I added sound effects on videos I filmed with a small digital camera. Over the years I ended up recording and mixing music. A few music productions later I found myself studying AV-media at Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences.
Sound is unfortunately not always treated with the same respect that image is. Too often is the phrase “fix it in post” heard. My personal experience is that a one-second error in image is nothing, while a one-second error in sound is all that the audience remembers.