Alex Knickerbocker
Sound Recordist | Photographer


By trade, I’m a sound effects recordist and sound librarian. I record, catalog, and maintain the sound effects library for Universal Pictures. If you’ve seen a movie or watched TV in the last five years, chances are you’ve heard a little bit of my work somewhere.

From million dollar cars to military aircraft, desolate Alaskan winds to crowded city ambience, intimate details of cloth movement to deafening explosions and everything in between, it’s my job to capture the world around us in such a way that when you hear it all, you’ll feel like you’re right there.

By passion, I hesitantly call myself a photographer. My first camera led me into urban exploration, attempting to preserve memories of what nature is reclaiming and humanity is forgetting. This in turn led me to landscapes and eventually portraiture. 

These last few years, photography has become the creative complement and counterpart to recording sounds in an effort to truly represent the environments I’ve been fortunate enough to experience. And while I love every type of photography, those select few photos that tell a story will always be most important to me.


Email me for collaboration, inquiries, or any other information.
ALEX KNICKERBOCKER // LOS ANGELES, CALIF.