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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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Colorist

Colorist

If you've got a knack for creating arresting images, working as a Colorist could be your film industry dream job. Learn how this exciting field combines visual effects and cinematography to bring a... Learn More Avg. Salary: $44,277 Salary Range: $36K - $53K Alt Titles: Post Digital Imaging Technician
Sound Designer

Sound Designer

How does a Sound Designer use sound to help a Director tell the story he or she is envisioning? Read on to learn about this fascinating career that combines sound engineering with cinema. Learn More Avg. Salary: $40,827 Salary Range: $25K- $68K Alt Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor
Foley Engineer

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: $81,000 Salary Range: $150 to $300 per day Alt Titles: Foley Recordist
foley artist

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: $105,000 Salary Range: $60,000 to $180,000+ Alt Titles: None
Re-recording engineer

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
ADR Mixer

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.)
Company Producer

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