Nils Gradlowsky

Nils Gradlowsky

Sound Design Student and Boom Operator

  • Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

Hi! My name is Nils and I love storytelling through sound.
I am always listening around for inspiring sounds to record and edit to invoke emotions and create new worlds in my projects. Professionally, I am specialising both in Production Sound and Sound Design for film and am hugely interested in Field Recording as well. The last couple of years, I have worked as a boom operator in my home country Germany and started working on the Sound Design of films, which got screened at international film festivals around the world. Recently, I have moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to pursue my Sound Design studies at Edinburgh Napier University.

I believe in the bigger picture. Hence, I find it essential to be aware of all the other fields of filmmaking that make a movie successful. Besides storytelling through sound, I am therefore also interested in storytelling regarding the writing process of a film script. I have already taken Screen Writing courses at the University of Edinburgh that tremendously contributed to my overall understanding of filmmaking. I am excited to bring my skills to perfection and to experience further fields of Sound Design during my studies at the Napier University. I am always keen to meet new people and on the lookout for new challenges.


Work History

Sound Designer - Freelancer

Aug 2018 - Present

1st Boom Operator - Freelancer

Jun 2018 - Present

2nd Boom Operator - Freelancer

Nov 2015 - Present

Production Sound Trainee - Freelancer

Jul 2015 - Present


Sound Design - BSc (Hons) - Edinburgh Napier University

Sep 2019 - Present

Sound Design Masterclass conducted by Randy Thom - Masterclass - Media Sound Hamburg

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

Film Studies and Screenwriting - Life Long Learning Courses - The University of Edinburgh

Jan 2019 - Mar 2019

Sound Design Masterclass conducted by Ben Burtt - Online - Media Sound Hamburg 2017

Jul 2017 - Jul 2017


  • 5.1 Recording and Mixing Techniques
  • Audio Editing
  • Boom
  • Field Recording
  • Foley
  • Location Recording
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Design for Picture
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editing