Sound Engineering: Work in the Entertainment Industry

If you want to work in the Entertainment Industry, consider a career in Sound Engineering. With a variety of jobs available online, you can find exciting employment opportunities. Entertainment jobs offer interesting careers in both production and post-production.

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Sound Technicians are responsible for operating the equipment which is used in sound production. Employment opportunities can be found in numerous industries including film, radio and television. Live performances and advertising recordings also require the services of a Sound Technician.

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Typically, sound technicians will either be responsible for production or post production. As a Sound Technician, you will be expected to record sounds on-site. Responsibilities include setting up, evaluating the acoustics of the venue and operating equipment. An important step in this process is determining the sound requirements of a particular recording by liaising with other team members. You will also be responsible for enhancing and mixing sounds as well as resolving technical difficulties.

equipment used in sound engineering

Post-production requires Sound Engineering professionals to mix and edit recordings in a studio. Duties include incorporating the audio recordings into visual content. Synchronisation as well as mixing and balancing music is used for this process.

Sound technicians frequently work as part of a team of professionals. They are required to follow instructions from the directors and the sound designer. As with many entertainment jobs, you will be a part of a team and you will need excellent communication skills. Interpersonal skills will help you to work fast and efficiently in a team environment. Physical strength is an essential trait that is necessary for this job. Strength is needed to carry and set up sound equipment. An in-depth knowledge of how sound equipment works is also crucial. You may be required to work after hours or on weekends so a certain amount of flexibility is required if you want to be a Sound Engineer.

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If sound engineering is not for you, then why not consider becoming a sound designer or dubbing mixer? Other opportunities include working as a dialogue editor or production mixer. To gain more experience in the industry you can become a sound assistant. This will allow you to find out more about what each job entails while you are improving your skills.

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8 Responses

  1. henry says:

    Hi I’m henry 21 stay in pretoria single white male

  2. nsovo says:

    i want to work at sound engeneering who can help me?

  3. Sammy says:

    Hi Henry

    Thanks for the wonderful info. I qualified as a sound engineer in 2014, I’v had a few Jobs here and there and really getting acquainted with the field. Hope this yields a more stable position.

  4. Nontando says:

    Can anyone please assist me. my sons recently graduated in Sound Engineering at City Varsity. They just need a breakthrough in the industry, its so sad when graduates sits at home with no work at all.

    We are based in Cape Town and I am pleading for companies to give them a chance to work in the industry.

    Thank you,
    Kind regards
    Nontando Mji

  5. I currently studying sound technology so I like to recruit available company that can develop miself and start growing in their Field

  6. Sboniso says:

    Hi Henno..I’m Aflred from Midrand,I studied Digital Music Productions and Composition and I’ve completed my course in 2013 but since then I’ve never worked with any of those,I need help to kick start my career even if I have to intern it’s ok…any help would be appreciated.Thanks

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