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Post Production Audio

Editing and cleaning up on-set recorded audio, designing sound effects and ambiences, recording Foley, recording ADR and mixing all elements (Dialogue, Music and Effects) to create the final Mix.

Post audio is divided into 2 stages: editing and mixing. During the editing process sounds are created, recorded, edited and refined. After all sounds have been created, the mixing process starts which takes on the task of bringing all the elements of the soundtrack together and define volume levels, add effects to blend the elements within the environment and balance the overall soundtrack of the project.  To learn about music in post production, please see the The Journey in Animation, VFX and Post Production.



Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this discipline usually bring to the work.


  • Solid technical skills are required (ie:  recording equipment, sound design software, plugins, synths, mixing hardware, etc.).
  • Equally important are the creative skills and vision to create the whole soundscape of a project, support the story and deliver a soundtrack that keeps the viewer immersed in the show.


  • Working experience with sound editing software.
  • Advanced positions will require years of on-the-job experience.

Sound Assistant

Studio Tech

ADR Mixer

Foley Recordist

Foley Artist

Assistant Sound Effects Editor

Sound Effects Editor

Assistant Dialogue Editor

Dialogue Editor

Supervising Sound Editor

Re-Recording Mixer

Sound Supervisor/Sound Designer

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