Karl J. Mohr / Film Sound Editor / Curriculum Vitae
Karl Jürgensen Mohr
b. 1971 (Canadian)
P.O. Box 97032
Toronto, ON M6R 3B3
Contact: gi [at] multibeat [dot] com
Karl Mohr is a Canadian sound editor/designer for film, video and multimedia. He works extensively with digital audio manipulation via sampling, audio recycling, DJ processes and mastering tools - recording live performances of digitally-altered organic sound in sync with motion picture. His creative use of DSP, samplers and workstations has had a significant impact on his sound design for IMAX films. His innovative music marks him as a unique composer; it has received radio airplay on the CBC, ORF and around the world; his sound design and audio postproduction credits are extensive. He is currently studying performance on the Continuum Fingerboard musical instrument, designed by Lippold Haken.
2011, summer, sound editing/design on Rocky Mountain Express IMAX.
2010, film sound design on IMAX films: Born To Be Wild 3D, Legends of Flight, Hubble 3D, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D, Under the Sea 3D.
2011, summer, mix/master Canada Council jazz demo for singer Sarah Jerrom.
2011, summer, song placement in Ecstasy, sequel to Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting.
2011, autumn, record/edit/mix/master on Brian Johnson song "I'm A Man".
2010, summer, record/edit/mix/master on Dead Red Velvet "Full Moon Film" CD.
Past Career Highlights
1996-2011, award-winning sound design on many IMAX films such as Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees, Nascar 3D, Bears, Gold Fever, Wolves, Wildfire: Feel the Heat, Cyberworld, Up Up and Away, Volcanoes of the Deep Sea, Galapagos, Mark Twain's America, House Guests, Nutcracker, Mission to Mir, Cosmic City.
IMAX film production audio sleuthing using deep film math and databases for reconstructing sync sound on projects shot without timecode and/or slating.
sound editing/foley/composing/final mix on Monotonija, independent feature-length film produced by FaFilma, Latvia.
sound editing/mix on the films of Mara Ravins: Solace, Matin dans un fôret des pins.
sound editing for television series: The Future is Wild, Tom Stone, Ignition.
sound design for iPhone apps.
database design of film timecode calculators, EDL/offset operations, version control.
2000-2003, composing music for corporate video (Wild Thing, Vienna, Austria).
record/edit/mix/master on Ruth Cassie "Ivan Blackbird's Story" CD.
Flash animation/programming on web trailer for Loreena McKennitt CD.
Flash animation/web programming, web site for Hawksley Workman.
2005-2007, various web site projects, design/programming, in Huntsville region.
2011, MPSE Golden Reel Awards: Nomination, Best Sound Editing: Special Venue: Under the Sea 3D.
Composed original soundtrack for Standard Deviation, a feature film by
Sam K. Lee.
Composed original soundtrack material for Matin dans un fôret des pins,
a two-hour documentary film about Latvian culture by Mara Ravins and Janis Kalejs,
featured in international festivals.
Composed main title for The Blue Hermaphrodite, a television series exploring
sex, sexuality and gender in pop culture (six thirty-minute episodes).
Composed original music for Mute, an independent feature film by Sam
Composed two 45 second interludes for Longshots, a documentary produced
by Maximage and aired on CBC Newsworld.
Composed original music and edited audio for Speaking in Tongues, a play
by Mike Thibault presented by La Bouche Theatre Company.
Produced/engineered music for The Onionskin, a dramatic production featured
in Direct From Kingston, a festival of independent theatre.
Composed soundtrack for Chasing the Sun, a film charting the success
of the Queen's Solar Car 1993 and geared towards the promotion of women in engineering.
Composed soundtrack for Hamlet, a dramatic production presented by Queen's
Sound design for The Crackwalker, a professional dramatic production
staged at The Grand Theatre, Kingston.
Composed soundtrack for Writing on the Wall, a student film about graffiti
Musical segments from Foment (see August 1992)
featured in Savage/Love a dramatic production written by Joseph Chaikin/Sam
Shepard and directed by Kevin Fraser.
Composed soundtrack segment for Purple Jesus, a Queen's University-funded
production promoting alcohol awareness among first-year students.
Composed soundtrack for and directed Halloween, a student video co-produced
with Tom Costain dealing with campus hedonism.
Composed soundtrack for Foment, the world premier of a play by James
Purdy, presented by Threshold theatre at the Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston and
at the Annex Theatre, Toronto.
Composed soundtrack for Our Back Yard, a film about Kingston's garbage
Threshold theatre restaged Beautiful Losers at the Theatre Centre, Toronto
(see August 1991) using previous soundtrack.
Composed soundtrack for Dreams and Reminiscence, an experimental video.
Co-filmmaker and soundtrack composer for Which Part Of No Do You Not Understand?
a student video addressing the problem of campus date rape.
Composed soundtrack for dramatic production of Leonard Cohen's Beautiful
Losers, presented by Threshold theatre, Kingston.
Composed soundtrack for Holding the Pieces, a dramatic production presented
by Threshold theatre.
Composed soundtrack for Rites of Passage, a controversial student video
examining Queen's University's orientation practices.
Composed soundtrack for Tip of the Iceberg, a student video about family