This is us.

After twenty years at MTV, Nickelodeon, Post Perfect and Sound Lounge, New York sound designer Mark Schultz opened the Surround Mix Group in 2007, as a boutique post studio serving his following and new clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. After 6 years operating SHAKE Audio post, Mark has grown SMG into the Schultz Media Group, offering Audio and Video post production.


With a degree in Graphic Design, Mark has been editing for over twenty years, and has won four CINE Golden Eagle awards for editing specials for Sesame Street (see our portfolio). He has won multiple ADDY and EMMY awards. In addition to Sound Design and mixing, Mark composes original music and consults on acoustics and studio design.  


Christiana Benton is a talented singer/songwriter with an administrative side who joined SMG after working with Mark at Shake Audio Post. After seven years in Nashville, she now calls Philadelphia home, where she manages Mark's clients and schedule. She is wonderful to know and be around, and will gladly answer any questions you may have to accomplish exactly what you need.


At SMG, we edit in Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects. We sound design and mix to picture using Pro Tools Ultimate. We write, do storyboards, and direct. We compose original music, or edit inexpensive stock music to your picture cut. We cast talent, and even represent a few select VO professionals. We consult on studio design, acoustics, and show control. We record voice over, connecting with you remotely, and also work in 5.1 surround, and in 360 spatialized audio for VR headsets.

Please allow Christiana to welcome you to SMG!


Christiana Benton and Mark Schultz