52113 – Audio and video recording technicians



52113 – Audio and video recording technicians
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. They are employed by multimedia companies, film, video and concert production companies, sound recording firms, theatre and dance companies, educational establishments, clubs, hotels, bands, radio stations, television networks and video production and editing companies.


Index of titles
Assistant sound editor
Audio engineer - recording studio
Audio operator
Audio operator assistant
Audio recording studio operator
Audio technician
Audiovisual (AV) technician
Colour timer - video
Digital effects specialist
Dubbing machine operator
Electronic news gathering (ENG) editor
Electronic video graphics operator
Film technician
Film technician - motion picture
Imagery technician - Canadian armed forces
Master record cutter
Multimedia sound technician
Multimedia sound-effects supervisor
Music editor - recording studio
Music mixer
Music or sound mixer
Playback operator
Postproduction technician
Production sound recordist
Public address (P.A.) operator
Public address (P.A.) system operator
Radio recorder
Radio technician
Recording engineer
Recording studio technician
Re-recording mixer
Sound cutter
Sound editor
Sound effects editor
Sound effects specialist
Sound engineer
Sound engineer (except professional engineers)
Sound engineer assistant
Sound keyer
Sound librarian - audio-recording
Sound mix engineer
Sound mixer
Sound operator
Sound recorder
Sound recording engineer
Sound recording supervisor
Sound recordist
Sound technician
Sound-recording and video-recording reproduction equipment operator
Sound-recording equipment operator
Stereo tape editor
Video and sound recorder
Video recorder
Video recording technician
Video sound mixer
Video technician
Video-editing equipment operator
Video-recording equipment operator
Videotape editor
Videotape postproduction editor
Videotape recording (VTR) editor
Videotape recording (VTR) operator
Videotape technician


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
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 coordinate the work of other audio and video recording technicians.


Employment requirements
Completion of a college or other program in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field or experience as a recording studio assistant is usually required.
Senior occupations in this unit group, such as recording and sound engineers, require experience.


Additional information

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