Henrik Gugge Garnov and Nino Jacobsen, co-founders of Ludus Sound in Copenhagen, Denmark, took the academic path, training at the internationally acclaimed National Film School of Denmark. Founded in 1966, the school is a state institution supported by the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs, offering fouryear courses in film, TV, animation direction and a two-year scriptwriting course.
The school’s program is a broad mix of academic studies and hands-on practical training, including comprehensive exercises and actual productions. The students’ final projects are short films produced to a professional standard and presented on national TV.
Graduating in 1989 and 1991, respectively, the Ludus duo has high praise for their alma mater. Nino explains, “The school provides a solid foundation for almost any career in film and media. As far I know, there’s really nothing like it anywhere else in the world. In addition to learning your trade, you also build up an invaluable network for life. Gugge and I are a perfect example. We’ve been working together for many years!”
In the intervening years, the partners have become experienced masters of all aspects of audio production for broadcast and cinema. From sound editor, sound effects editor, sound re-recording mixer, sound designer, sound rerecording mixer, sound recordist, dubbing editor, sound mixer, dialogue editor to sound engineer, they have done it all. As one of the earliest Danish studios to migrate from analog mixing consoles to a fully computer-controlled work environment, Ludus remains on the cutting edge of broadcast and cinema sound as the company approaches its third decade.