Owner of Noise Boys, LLC. Chicago filmmaker graduated from Columbia College Chicago. Working on various gigs ranging from TV, features, documentaries, corporate, advertising, and live events.


1/24 – 1/24

Sound Mixer Heartless Fool

Film (Short) Details
1/24 – 1/24

I worked with my boom operator Kaela McVicker and Nick Kapp to make a film. It was a skeleton crew where myself and my boom operators helped light and AC for the DP.

1/24 – 1/24

Sound Mixer The Desire Company X Best Buy/HP

Best Buy — Advertising — The Desire Company Details
1/24 – 1/24

I did interviews for the pros that talked about their experience using an HP printer.

1/24 – 1/24

Sound Mixer The Desire Company X Ritz

Ritz Crackers — Advertising — The Desire Company Details
1/24 – 1/24

I did sit down interviews for some chefs who made dishes for Ritz Crackers and their new products.

1/24 – 1/24

Sound Mixer The Desire Company X Bose

Bose — Advertising Details
1/24 – 1/24

I did sit down interviews for the pro talking about his experience using Bose earbuds.

12/23 – 12/23

Production Assistant (Locations ) Chicago Med (Season 9)

NBC — TV — Wolf Films Inc Details
12/23 – 12/23

I worked with the locations department on a remote shoot.

12/23 – 12/23

Sound Mixer Influenced

Film (Short) — Influenced LLC
12/23 – 12/23
12/23 – 12/23

Production Assistant (Lock Up) Flyover Chicago

Navy Pier — Live/Special Event — Flyover LLC Details
12/23 – 12/23

I was a lock up PA on a 60 PA crew, assistant directed by Stefan Rand. I was tasked to keep the public safe and out of the way of a flying drone in downtown Chicago over the river. I had to communicate to the public what was being said over walkie.

12/23 – 12/23

Sound Mixer The Desire Company X Peppergate/Alegria

Alegria by PG Lite — Advertising — The Desire Company Details
12/23 – 12/23

I did the audio for the interviews with the pro, talking about the product. I used a boom on a stand and a lav. I sent audio to one camera.


  • IATSE Local 476 Studio Mechanics (SM)
  • IATSE Local 2 Stage Employees (S)


  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard

Self ID

I identify with the following groups:

  • Ethnicity: White or Caucasian
  • Gender: Man


  • 2020 Emerson Cole Showreel


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Peter Zongting Li
Sound Re-Recording Mixer
It was so enjoyable to work on the audio Emerson provided. His recordings are clean and clear. As a re-recording mixer, I don't have to do too much processing of them. His boom is ready to go. Also, all the lavs tracks don't have too much rustle nois ...MORE...
Sam Ruesink
While I've only worked with Emerson on student films while we were at Columbia College Chicago together and not on professional sets since graduation, he has been a close friend of mine for years, and I've seen him grow as a filmmaker while working i ...MORE...
Joshua Boshell
Boom Operator
Emerson is the most wonderful sound mixer ever. As a department head he led me with his knowledge on a shot-by-shot basis—how to search for wireless frequencies, Sennheiser G4’s, and was patient as I learned his whole sound department inventory. ...MORE...


Class of '21

Columbia College Chicago

Bachelors in Cinema Arts and Science

My Gear

  • Canon C100
  • Canon 70D
  • Comteks
  • Canon 50mm Lens
  • Sanken CS3e
  • Sennheiser MKH 50 Super-cardioid microphone
  • Denecke TS-C
  • Shure SM58
  • Lectrosonics wireless systems
  • Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone
  • Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphone
  • Schoeps CMIT
  • Shure SM7B
  • Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal
  • Canon 18-55mm Lens
  • Canon 10-18mm
  • KRK 10s
  • Elgato HD60
  • SmallHD FOCUS 5
  • Sound Devices Mix Pre 10 ii
  • hollyland wireless video system
  • Rode Wireless Go II
  • Adam Audio T5V
  • Wisycom wireless system
  • Shure wireless system
  • Atomos Shinobi 5
  • Denecke Timecode Box


  • Directing
  • Videography
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Lighting
  • Audio Mixing
  • Camera assistant
  • Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Boom Operating
  • Production design
  • assistant directing
  • Playback
  • CPR
  • AED
  • Lavaliere Placement
  • ENG Shooting
  • Gain Staging
  • Wireless coordinating
  • Thump Track
  • Live stream mixing
  • Bag recording
  • Broadcast IFB
  • Audio Monitors
  • Microphone Wiring