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Film Sound & Color
Careers in Foley Artistry, ADR, Coloring and More.
Alternate Titles: Post Digital Imaging Technician
Job Description: 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.
Average Annual Salary: $69,000
Job Description: 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.
Salary: $60,000 to $180,000+
Alternate Titles: Foley Recordist
Job Description: The Foley Engineer works in the Sound Department, setting up microphones and recording the sound effects Foley Artists create for a motion picture.
Salary: $150 to $300 per day
Alternate Titles: SDx, Supervising Sound Editor
Job Description: The Sound Designer oversees the creative aspects of how a film will feel sonically and what its unified aesthetic of sound will be.
Salary: $100 to $400 per day
Alternate Titles: Dubbing Mixer
Job Description: 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.
Average Annual Salary: $65,000
Alternate Titles: Color/Sound/VFX/Editing Supervisor, Studio Manager
Job Description: 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.
Salary: $70,000 to $100,000
Alternate Titles: ADR Recordist. (This used to be a separate job, but is now under the remit of ADR Mixers.)
Job Description: 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.
Salary: Annual salary varies, depending on hours worked. Range between $80,000 low end to mid-six figures high end.