Atlanta, GA (March 13, 2019)—Sound mixer Chykeria Thompson has made her name working on projects such as TV series The Walking Dead, Emmy award-winning television show Atlanta Eat and documentary This World is Not My Own. Now she can add to her resume a number of projects that were created in preparation for the Super Bowl, including the EA Sports Bowl, team interviews, celebrity documentaries and docuseries around the city.
Thompson started her career with the help of Atlanta-based sound mixer Whit Norris after graduating in 2010 from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a BA in Audio Production for TV and Film. Norris’ introduction to other people in the industry lead Thompson to sound utility for five years where she worked on other projects including Family Feud, Hunger Games, Necessary Roughness starring Scott Cohen and Callie Thorne and Drop Dead Diva starring Brooke Elliott.
“I was trained as a utility on Lectrosonics and when I was able to buy my own gear, I bought Lectrosonics and still use the gear more than 12 years later,” said Thompson. “They’re known in the industry for their rock-solid equipment and how well they perform on dialogue. I have a few other mentors in Atlanta that work on major movies and TV shows that use Lectro as well, so why wouldn’t I? Producers are used to seeing Lectrosonics—when they glance at your cart, they want to see it there because then they know that gear works best on dialogue in the field.
“My favorite Lectrosonics gear includes the SRC and SMV transmitters and the SPDR recorder,” she says. “We work with lots of talent; at times their wardrobe is difficult. I depend on Lectro’s compact transmitters for concealing the mic and pack. Lectro makes it easier for us to wire people with difficult/form-fitting clothes which makes it easier to hide on the talent. I also like the PDR. If talent goes out of range of the antennas it’s ok, it still records. Whenever I do a car scene, I use the PDR a lot and I love it.”
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