Leader KLIK Festival 2016

Intergalactic Sound

Animation Festival

KLIK Amsterdam Animation festival was a yearly international film event. It took place at the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam at the the river “IJ” (spoken: “eye”). The organizers contacted the animation collective “Brontomus” to produce their 2016 leader animation video. It played at the beginning of every film session throughout the festival.


Working with such creative people and their original ideas was a really rewarding experience. I composed the music for the film, which is a mix of contemporary EDM, 80s music and indie rock (i.e. “Animal Collective”).

Quickly, soon after working on a few initial drafts, we agreed on a proper soundtrack with drums and guitars with lots of delay and distortion.

early animatics of the film with a first version of the music

Sound Design

Interestingly, we recorded the sound of  the festival’s merchandise toy  every visitor received upon arrival. It made a “click” sound just like in the film.

Some key moments in the film are also modeled to sound like “clicks” to motivate viewers to use their toys, as the sound repeats throughout the whole animation. Specifically, the opening of a soda can or the shutter of a reporter’s camera – to name a few examples.

The team at Brontomus worked hard to deliver a beautiful piece of work. Finally, with a quality level of 2-D animated feature films, it can stand on its own as a short movie. It contains many easter-eggs and hints to known gems, popular in the internet community.

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