BlackZebra – quality and professionalism for high demands.
BlackZebra is a young and innovative audio enterprise specialising in location sound for documentary films and advertisements produced on film set.

Location Sound for Documentary Film

Capturing the facts, emotions and mood on set is particularly important in documentary films. This can be quite a challenge when there's is heavy background noise pressent. For this reason, optimal planning and implementation of location sound recordings is a pre-requisite for perfect realisation of the task. BlackZebra configures the most optimal sound technically possible at every location and in all acoustic conditions.

Location Sound for Advertising

Creative advertising demands the finest technical implementation - one of BlackZebra's core competencies. Your product should not only appear in the best light, but be heard in the best sound. Optimised visual and sound guides customers to their intended purchase or product decision. Whether working with children, adults or imaginary figures, BlackZebra has a long and documented performance record of optimal implementation.


BlackZebra makes use of the best equipment using only the most recognized quality brands and thus meets every situation. The available signal flow, from the microphone on the boom pole (Schoeps CMIT 5U) to the recorder (SoundDevice 633), meets the highest demands. Noises, interviews or live commentaries are provided according to the latest technical standards in their own files. These files are directly available to the client for further processing in electronic form.


Schoeps CMIT 5 U
Microphone (MS)
Schoeps CCM 8 LG
Wind Shield
Rycote Nano Shield
Wind Shield (Stereo)
Rycote Cyclone
Ambient Quickpole 580

Recorder & Timecode

Sound Devices Field Recorder 633
Recorder (Alt)
Tentacle Track E
Ambient Lockit Sync Box ACL204
Timecode (Alt)
Tentacle Sync E


Voice Technologies VT506
Transmitter & Receiver
Sennheiser Evolution Wireless


OR-32 Orca Audiobag
OR-40 Orca Harness
Sound Devices


Ever since its inception, BlackZebra has received numerous orders from well-known film and television production companies as well as globally operating corporations. Various contract work has also been provided by Swiss specialist institutions and federal agencies. My mission is to always maintain maximum quality among all our clients at the highest technical level. In doing so, large and small orders are executed with the same professionalism, attention to detail and quality. This is confirmed by the many different end products in this sector.


Sound and Atmo – the complete audio package for your film set

BlackZebra meets the expectations of the most demanding of projects relying on its depth of experience, creativity and professional equipment. BlackZebra handles all audio on film set and in the realisation of creative ideas.

About BlackZebra

The name behind BlackZebra is Jean-Michel Thomet, committing to your project with expertise, ideas and experience. In order to be able to implement an audio plan professionally, fundamental knowledge is required. The basis for such expertise is the professional training as a sound engineer. Jean-Michel Thomet graduated with distinction as an audio engineer at the SAE Institute Zurich (School of Audio Engineering) in 2015. Jean-Michel Thomet is currently employed as a lecturer for location sound at the SAE Institute Zurich.

Member of SSFV Schweizer Syndikat Film und Video

SSFV ProfileJean-Michel Thomet

BlackZebra is at home in the large region of Zug-Zurich, but projects are implemented both in Switzerland and abroad. For enquiries please fill out the contact form. Your requests will be answered as soon as possible. Offer requests are processed individually and are only available as whole-day or half-day orders. Fees are based on the SSFV guidelines (Schweizer Syndikat Film und Video) and equipment rental according to the price list of DMT (Dieter Meyer Tontechnik).

Fee list of SSFV (Schweizer Syndikat Film und Video)
Rental list of DMT (Dieter Meyer Tontechnik)



Jean-Michel Thomet
Riedstrasse 3
6330 Cham, Schweiz
Mobile: +41 79 956 80 20

Programming and Hosting

Devicenull Development
Oliver Cermann
Fon: +49 581 3891610
Fax: +49 581 3891612
Mobil: +49 171 158 00 77

Graphic Design

Gregor Szabo
Mobile: +41 79 777 74 60


Sandeep Abraham
Mobile: +41 78 956 62 01


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