Director’s Diary: Finishing the Sound Design

January 31st, 2012 by Timo Vuorensola

We started to collaborate with Heiko Müller from Wavefront Studios few years ago; we met with several sound designers, but I remember digging Heiko from the moment we met – a gentleman with a sense of humor, and a good drive when it comes to sound designing. Heiko and Wavefront has worked on several quite prolific films, and it’s good to work with a man who knows what we are after. The big challenge is, of course, to create a world that doesn’t exist, yet making it sound rather “natural”, but big. Coming from Jussi Lehtiniemi, our concept artists and art director, the way to describe this is


It’s a Finnish word that actually doesn’t mean anything, but sounds like something that’s way too big to exist. It’s a combination between “balls” and “scale”. We have been following this guideline throughout the production, and whenever we are at lost, usually the reason is we’re missing a bit of “jönssi”.

And this is what I taught to Heiko as well when defining the scale, style and sound of Iron Sky.

In music, we have a Finnish duo K+K-tactics, a bass-and-drum -duo – whose music you can hear more here!

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7 Responses to “Director’s Diary: Finishing the Sound Design”

  1. Max says:

    The studio looks so hi-tech, you could have shot ‘inside UFO’ scenes in there :)

  2. sample-d says:

    Great that you don’t sneakpeek anything according the effect Sounds and the soundtrack :)

  3. henri says:

    Jönssit=pitkät kalsarit.

  4. maximus suximus says:

    Jönssi = Joensuu

  5. sample-d says:

    I declare:


    to be the german equivalent for ‘jönssi’
    a combination of “kraft” and “raum”…
    now…what sounds more powerfull ;)

  6. Rolf says:

    March 2nd 2012:
    Time to tidy up the website a little bit?

    For instance:
    News from the front
    Wreckamovie tasks

    The film is completed so I would suppose the tasks are completed too.

    Now is the time to keep the site alive to support the film in the theaters worldwide.


  7. Daniel says:

    The coffee machine sounds like? a Jura from suisse :D am i right?