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Female Cinematographer examines her shotAn actress in front of the cameraA writer works in a coffee shopFilm Producer works with teamA woman and a man edit a film in the studioPeople on an action film set
Female Cinematographer examines her shotAn actress in front of the cameraA writer works in a coffee shopFilm Producer works with teamA woman and a man edit a film in the studioPeople on an action film set

Film Sound & Color Careers

Sound effects and color correction take visual storytelling to the next level. Learn how Colorists, Foley Artists, Sound Designers, and more use their craft to help create stories that impact viewers.
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ADR Mixer at her workstation

ADR Mixer

ADR Mixers correct dialogue and sound that was problematic in the original production. They remove background noise, re-record dialogue with lip-synching and clean up production audio. Learn More Avg. Salary: $76,799 Salary Range: $51K-$114K Alt Titles: ADR Recordist. (This used to be a separate job, but is now under the remit of ADR Mixers.)
Foley artist in his sound studio

Foley Artist

A Foley Artist performs custom-made sound effects, props and footsteps for film and television. They differ from Sound Editors who take pre-recorded sounds and make them fit the picture. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $200 to $400 a day Alt Titles: None
Colorist showing her editing suite to a coworker

Colorist

The Colorist processes every image in a cinematic production to achieve the desired hues and contrast. The work is a sort of hybrid of visual effects and cinematography. Learn More Avg. Salary: $44,277 Salary Range: $36K - $53K Alt Titles: Post Digital Imaging Technician
Company Producer in her office

Company Producer

The Company Producer works within a specific department in the different post-production houses to coordinate and manage schedules for the sound, color, visual effects or editing talent. Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $70,000 - $100,000 Alt Titles: Color, Sound, VFX, Editing Supervisor, Studio Manager
Re-recording mixer at work in her studio

Re-recording Mixer

The Re-recording Mixer provides the final theatrical sound mix for a cinematic production. Their goal is to create a mix that tells the story effectively. Learn More Avg. Salary: $89,409 Salary Range: $74K - $116K Alt Titles: Dubbing Mixer
Sound Designer in his production studio

Sound Designer

The Sound Designer oversees the creative aspects of how a film will feel sonically and what its unified aesthetic of sound will be. Learn More Avg. Salary: $40,827 Salary Range: $25K- $68K Alt Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor
Foley Engineer with headphones on in her editing suite

Foley Engineer

The Foley Engineer works in the Sound Department, setting up microphones and recording the sound effects Foley Artists create for a motion picture Learn More Avg. Salary: Salary Range: $200 to $400 a day Alt Titles: Foley Recordist
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