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about Ben

Hi.

 You probably Googled my name because you need a sound mixer and someone recommended me.

That’s great. A good sound mixer is hard to come by. Am I right?

Having a good sound mixer on your project can make everybody happier. Seriously! Think about what it’s like to have amicable, helpful people on a crew. People who work well together and value each other’s effort and contribution. Isn't it so nice when that happens?

 

When you have a crew like that, you have less worry about - less worry equals more happy.

That's why I keep getting call backs.

In addition to location sound mixing I also work as
-a voice over actor
-produce podcasts
-and edit for both sound and picture.

Thank You,
Ben

 
 
 
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GEAR

 
 

Mixer/Recorder-

Zaxcom Nomad 10
Sound Devices 702T

Wireless-

Zaxcom WideBand Microphone System
QRX200 and LT2.5 and LT3.5 {These wireless systems are great, they have on-board recording with Timecode. Even if someone gets in a car and drives 30 miles away their audio is still captured} 

Zaxcom Zaxnet IFB and Timecode Distribution
ERX3TCD - Wireless Timecode Jam and Scratch Track to Camera

Microphones-

DPA 4017b Shotgun Mic
Sanken CS3-e Shotgun Mic
2x Schoeps CMC6-MK4 Cardioid Mic
Schoeps CMC6-MK8 for M/S Stereo (See fun video below)
Countryman B6 Lav Mics for Wireless
DPA 4060 Slim Lavs Mics for Wireless

 

PS - the sound is good. no issues there!
— Grace Kline (editor)
I’m going to put it in my contract that I only go on shoots with you😃
— Carrie Cheek (DP)
 
 
 
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A Few Credits

 
 

 

Budweiser | A Dream Delivered | Folds of Honor

Doc-style Ad
Featuring Adam Driver

Folds of Honor w/ Budweiser surprise a the daughter of a US veteran with a full scholarship for her last year of nursing school.
Sound Mixer

 

 

Time: The Kalief Browder Story

2017 - 6-part documentary series airing on Spike TV.
The first 2 episodes premiered @ 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Sound Mixer

Trailer Here

 

 

Gaycation - Season 2 - 2016

Multipart series on Viceland
2016 Emmy Nominee

Ellen Page and her best friend, Ian Daniel, set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world.
Sound Mixer

Orlando Special & Inauguration Special

 

 
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Woman W/ Gloria Steinem
Season 1 - 2015/16

Multipart series on Viceland
2016 Emmy Nominee

At the intersection of violence and stability, of oppression and progress, are women.
Sound Mixer

 

 
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Hit it Hard - ESPN: 30 for 30
John Daly - 2016

John Daly, the blond bomber from Dardanelle, Arkansas has been one of the most-popular and polarizing figures in a sport that cherishes its traditions and minds its manners. 

2016 - SXSW Film Festival

Sound Mixer

 

 

Live from New York! - Feature Doc - 2015

This film looks at SNL as a living time capsule, encompassing decades of American politics, media, tragedy, and popular culture with an irreverent edge.

2015 - Opening night film Tribeca Film Festival

Sound Mixer

 
 
 

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CONTACT

phone - +1.801.662.9249
Email - hello@bennimkin.com

 
 
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Audio + Video

 
 

Origin Stories- The Origin of Hiccups

Origin Stories is a production of The Leakey Foundation. A nonprofit organization with a mission to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. Since 1968, The Leakey Foundation has been awarding grants to scientists investigating the big questions about what makes us human.

We're sponsored with a grant from Wells Fargo Bank. Adept Word Management provides transcripts.

This episode was produced by Ben Nimkin and edited by Audrey Quinn. Music for this episode was provided by David Osit.

 

88 Pianos

88 Pianos were assembled in Lincoln Center by non-profit Sing for Hope.
Produced entirely by me.


MY REEL

Most Sound Mixers don't make a reel of their work - but I'm not like most sound mixers. Every bit of this video was produced by me.