Audio and Video Recording Technicians

(NOC 5225)

Career Description

Audio and video recording technicians operate equipment to record, mix and edit sound, music and videotape, for motion pictures, television and radio programs, videos, recordings and live events.

Duties May Include

  • Set up, prepare, operate and adjust audio, recording, editing and reproducing equipment to record, edit and reproduce sound input or feed of pre-recorded material from tapes, records, compact discs, digital audio devices, and input from live microphones, satellites or microwave trucks for films, videos, radio and television programs and recordings
  • Prepare and operate videotape recording and playback equipment to record videos, television programs, concerts and live events, and to edit video tape after production
  • Operate electronic equipment to generate program titles, credits, sub-titles, graphic backgrounds or animation for television programs
  • Operate audio consoles or computers, tape machines, microphones and sound processing equipment to mix, combine and edit music and sound at concerts and live events
  • Operate dubbing machines to play back edited dialogue, music and sound effect tracks from different sources, in synchronization with motion picture film
  • May supervise and co-ordinate the work of other audio and video recording technicians.

Examples of Titles

Audio Technician
Audiovisual Technician
Post-Production Technician
Radio Technician
Recording Engineer
Recording Studio Technician
Sound Effects Engineer
Sound Mixer
Video and Sound Recorder
Video Transmission Officer

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Media Production Bachelor
Professional Music Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundational Programs Certificate
Music Industry Arts Diploma
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Electroacoustic Studies (BFA) Bachelor
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Mount Royal University
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Broadcast Media Studies Bachelor
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Music Recording Arts Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022