Last summer, Owner/Mixer Jeff Payne and the Eleven team unveiled a major expansion with the addition of two new state-of-the-art audio post-production mixing suites. The expansion launched the next phase of Eleven’s growth as Payne continues to cater his audio services to an extensive national advertising client list and promote talents from within the company. Continuing on this expansion path, Payne welcomes back staff Mixer/Sound Designer Mike Franklin who began his career at Eleven in 2002.
“I’m thrilled to have Mike return to Eleven – it has been wonderful to see his career come full circle,” explains Payne. “Mike got his industry start here, rose through the ranks and was my Assistant Mixer for five years. It has been amazing to watch him develop his craft as a Mixer and Sound Designer, to see his career really take off over the past few years. Returning to Eleven, joining me and fellow Mixers Ben Freer and AJ Murillo is very rewarding for me as a Mixer and also as a mentor. At Eleven, we believe in growing talent from within. Having Mike re-join our team, so that he can go to the next level with his projects and clients, is an exciting opportunity for the whole team.”
Mixer/Sound Designer Mike Franklin recently re-joined Eleven after a tenure at Beacon Street Studios in Venice. Franklin’s career in sound began back in 2002 at Eleven. In ’09, after Franklin served as Payne’s Assistant Mixer for five years, he then broke out to freelance as a full-time Mixer on his own. While continuing to work on commercials, Mike also expanded his skill set, working on television and feature films as both a Mixer and Sound Designer. After landing a gig as a lead Mixer in 2012, he worked on major campaigns, including several Super Bowl spots, for companies like Microsoft, Apple Music, Samsung, Taco Bell, Absolut, EA, Beats, Nascar and Coke.