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VERONICA KAHN, Production Sound Mixer, IATSE Local 695

Based in San Diego, CA


Where did you grow up?

I grew up in San Diego, CA.

My family is an odd mix, but I love it!

My mom was born in Mexico and my dad was born in Chile after his parents relocated from Germany at the beginning of the WW2.

What are your responsibilities or roles in your department? As a Production Sound Mixer, I am the department head to my team of boom operators and utility sound technicians. I strive to record the cleanest sound with my mixes.

How did you begin working in the industry? I did theater in school and helped with all technical aspects from building the set to lighting. It took time for me to find my way in to tv/ film! I started out as an extra then got

pulled in to be a stand in on Veronica Mars.

The sound team were the nicest and included

me by giving me a head set and were open

to teaching me their ways.

Are there any films that inspired you to start

working in television and film?

Telenovelas! When I was little my cousins and I would act them out. We loved making fun of the over the top stories and music. My favorites were Volver a Empezar & Mari Mar.

What has been your favorite project to work on?

Killing It Season 2 for Peacock was my first full season as a mixer and it was such a fun show. I really enjoyed bringing my own crew and felt that the other departments appreciated us which you don’t always get. I also loved Veronica Mars because it was my first

tv experience and I was with them for 3 seasons.

Similarly, The Middle was my first show in the

sound department and after doing 70 episodes

that crew became my family too. 3+ years as a

utility on The Mandalorian/ Boba Fett was a great

experience to work with complicated costumes

& set elements.

What made you want to work in your department?

Technical things have always attracted me and I liked how sound was independent from camera.

What advice would you give someone

starting out in this industry? Always speak what you want because you

never know who will give you an opportunity. If you don’t tell anyone what you’re looking for, they’re not gonna know!

What are you working on these days? I’m currently mixing a feature film called Code 3 about EMT workers starring Rainn Wilson, Rel Howrey, Aimee Carrero, Rob Riggle & others.


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