Production sound mixer Nina Rice has become the audio admiral of a fleet of films envisioned, created and narratively driven by women. Her credits include the summer blockbuster Barbie, along with Persuasion, This Is Going To Hurt, and November’s psychological thriller Saltburn (directed by Greta Gerwig, Carrie Cracknell, Lucy Forbes, and Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, respectively), as well as several episodes of historical drama The Crown, which chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Rice opens up about the role Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless has played in ensuring flawless audio across her body of work, with her equipment including a bevy of SSM micro-compact transmitters, legacy SMB transmitters, HMa plug-on transmitters for boom and plant mics, and SRc receivers alongside their predecessor the SRb.
“I started at the bottom, so to speak,” Rice recalls about her early career. “I went to the National Film and Television School at Beaconsfield back in 2010. I was in TV drama for a bit, but I also worked on my own documentaries, including one in Chicago called Dream Catchers. Then, I assisted in sound on The Crown, then worked my way up to boom operator, then mixing second unit.”