Daan Hendriks

Daan Hendriks

The Chinese Room

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Daan’s varied career in audio and sound has seen him work in a range of industries and roles – including tutoring in sound, composing for the entertainment industry, and recording wildlife and nature. Daan is currently the Audio Director for both Still Wakes the Deep and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 at The Chinese Room.

Daan Hendriks is speaking at the following session/s

A Very British Horror Story: The Making of Still Wakes The Deep

2:00pm - 2:45pm
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Join Edge's Alex Spencer and creatives from award-winning UK studio The Chinese Room to discover the story behind critically acclaimed narrative horror Still Wakes The Deep. Daan Hendriks (Audio Director), Laura Dodds (Associate Art Director) and Louis Larsson-De Wet (Project Technical Director) will discuss how The Chinese Room created one of 2024’s most atmospheric thrillers – and why they chose a North Sea oil rig for its setting.

Session Takeaway

  • The opportunities and challenges involved in making such a distinctly British game, building on the studio's previous work in this field.
  • How The Chinese Room researched and cast Still Wakes The Deep to make it authentic to its unique location and period setting.
  • Techniques involved in staging atmosphere, tension and drama in a first-person narrative-driven horror.

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