Sound Chat #46: Kevin Strahm (Production Sound)

"I started out professionally in sound working for Marriott International in Chicago, IL and was an audio video technician with them for 13 years. During that time I earned an ‘Expert’ audio visual certification from MVP, a training organization for Marriott based in Houston Texas.

When I moved to the South Eastern US I worked in sports media mixing audio for the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) basketball and Checkers hockey organizations, and also mixed live sound for a popular music fusion venue that featured various bands and DJs. I then studied Digital Film and Television at the Art Institute of Charlotte and it was there I began working with filmmakers and production companies in the area and launched my freelance sound mixer career.

Member of IATSE Local 479, I am an FCC licensed motion picture and TV radio operator, call sign WQWP258, as well as an associate member of Cinema Audio Society, C.A.S. I periodically teach sound workshops at film festivals and film groups.

For the past few years I’ve worked as a production sound mixer on a wide variety of projects from independent feature films to industrials and commercials, and have traveled around the world working as a friendly, knowledgeable and hard working sound mixer."