Five Finger Death Punch
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000 Award
Cannes Silver Lions Award
New York Festival Bronze Award
Dubai Lynx Grand Prix Award
”I have had the rare privilege of working with Chris for four years at Expo 2020 and he has been an incredibly loyal and dedicated colleague. Chris has such a huge diverse skill across multiple creative , film, audio and digital platforms and software processes. He has been instrumental in delivering mutilple and layered changing background sound to Expo as well as the sonic branding, digtal screen content and of course the brilliant production of the inspiring and hopeful Expo theme tune. Chris has a artistic creative mindset twinned with the latest technology knowledge and the nohow to practically and logically implement. The exact opposite of a creative nightmare Chris is a patient, perceptive and receptive individual and very confident and capable of managing with grace in the most changing and complex environments. As either a team member or leader, Chris earns my highest recommendation.Grant ReidSpecial Projects Events and Entertainment
”Chris is one of those people that you just need to have on your team. He’s creative, professional, responsive, 100% reliable, and honorable. We worked together on the ‘Song for Expo 2020’ project and I was blown over by his attention to detail, good humour, and ability to get the job done whilst considering everyone’s point of view. Highly recommended!Joe BennettForensic Musicologist & Professor at Berklee College of Music
”Chris was with us for about a week during which he spent time at the organization's office – understanding the work we do here, the way the different teams function, our vision and how we operate.Mahamaya NavlakhaVP Research and Development |Arthan
He had in-depth conversations with the senior leadership and content team on what we were hoping to achieve through his time with us and the kind of media products that we would like coming out of this collaboration. Chris had great ideas for how to go about the process, and at the same time was extremely open and happy to hear suggestions and ideas from the team here on how they wanted the media products to look like.
Based on the brief given to him and his own unique and creative ideas Chris created a compendium of videos that captured the essence of our organization as well as the employees who make the space what it is.
Chris has a tremendous ability to visualize the end product – both in terms of look as well as the feel and emotion that it will have. He has a knack to capture moments, passion, meaning. We found he had the ability to understand the overall vision of the organization and then bring to it his own questions, intuitively creating a space where everyone was comfortable and able to participate openly.
I think the experience we had with Chris and the final products that came out of his stint here has been invaluable and we would be happy to have him back anytime.
”Chris, you make all the difference. You really do.Simon RaffaghelloCreative Director TBWA
You’re not only the best sound engineer Sunny and I have ever worked with, you never bitch, you’re professional, and we owe you a debt of gratitude. Leo Burnett owes you a debt of gratitude.
”Working in often challenging field conditions, I breathe easier knowing that Chris is in charge of our work in the studio. His remarkable technical skills have salvaged success from disaster too many times for me to count. Come what may, his vision for a broadcast and his dedication to our work represent the difference between mere success, and that wonderful feat of producing a programme that we are all extremely proud to have contributed to. Chris Atkins is the best producer I have worked with in 20 years. Period.Ivan BroadheadIndependent Producer, BBC World Stories
”Chris is a fantastic artist and thoughtful professional to collaborate with! He has the ability to elevate every project thanks to his attention to detail and sensibility towards sound. We've worked on projects for very different markets across the world and Chris being a traveled "citizen of the world" is a great asset. Its always a creative joy to work with Chris and I can't wait for our upcoming projects!Heinz KobernikFilm Director
”Well, let me cut to the chase…it’s really quite simple. I cannot imagine recording with anyone else other than Chris at BKP. He is simply the best. His sense of sound goes beyond his technical skills, which makes it so effortless to work with him. Plus, he is very open-minded, which is so refreshing because unlike others, he is always willing to give anything a try and the results never disappoint. BKP is lucky to have him.Maha KhawajaAssociate Creative Director at Leo Burnett MEA (Middle East & Africa)
”I have been working with Chris for over 7 years and I have to say it is always a pleasure. He always gives great creative options when sound designing and has no problem in going the extra mile. As a sound engineer, it is impossible to fault him. Fast, efficient and his work is always faultless. Truly recommend working with Chris, not only is a great professional but also a really nice guy.David morganExecutive Producer at What's Possible Group
”I have worked with BKP on some the region’s biggest clients. The fruits of our relationship has borne excellent results, including two Lions. On the occasion of the Lions awards, Chris Atkins’ participation was instrumental in the recognition we got both regionally and globally. In summary, if it wasn’t for Chris and BKP, we wouldn’t have won two Cannes Lions, Dubai Lynx and MENA Crystal awards.Sunny DeoStrategic Creative Director @ Accenture
”I’ve been working with Chris for over 12 years now. When I hear my voice is going to be mixed by Chris I know I’m gonna sound amazing!Guy HarrisBritish Male Voiceover
”Chris isn't just one of the best radio audio engineers in the UAE, he is the best radio audio engineer in the UAE.Wael NajjarFounder-Managing Director at Creative Cloud Production Services
Artist: Five Finger Death Punch
Album: The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
Producer(s): Kevin Churko
Label: Prospect Park
Audio Editing / Autotuning