Control equipment to record sound originating on motion-picture set.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $93,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Recordists do?

Controls equipment to record sound originating on motion-picture set, using magnetic film, optical film, and acetate disk recording equipment: Tests and sets up recording mechanism according to specifications. Starts recorder and synchronizes sound with film. Observes operation to ensure that sound is properly recorded. May be designated according to equipment used as Disk Recordist; Film Recordist.

Should I be a Recordist?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Disc Recordist, Disk Recordist, Film Recordist

    How to become a Recordist

    Most Recordists have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:a9uhee&chl=|no+college+%2841%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%2822%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29|doctorate+%283%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,41
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