Friday, November 16th, 2012

OIART Discusses Jobs For Audio Recording Technology Grads

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London’s Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) offers a broad spectrum of audio training, which helps their graduates work in a number of different fields.

“It’s a pretty career focused program, which is why we don’t just teach you music,” said Lynne Dubuc, administrations coordinator at OIART.

“We want you to be able to take advantage of any career opportunities that come up, related to sound. We want you to be eligible for that career.”

Dubuc also outline a number of careers that their grads are qualified to work in:

  • TV roles: “Things like a boom operator on set, so acting as a location recorder.”
  • Automated Dialogue Replacement or Additional Dialogue Recording (ADR): “If you can’t capture certain dialogue on set, you’ll do dialogue recording after and mix it in.”
  • Foley: “Any sound FX we record, we actually act them out and record them ourselves. Footsteps are a big one.”
  • Sound FX recorder: “They basically go around to different places and record the sounds to build a library that are used on major films.”
  • Video games: “There’s definitely a lot of work starting to open in sound design for video games… more and more people are starting to open up their budget to the sound design process.”
  • Live Sound: “We have grads that go on to do everything from being up front as a house mixer at a local venue, to going on the road and travel with a sound crew.”

Schools mentioned: Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology

Ryan Leclaire
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