Sound Department

Last updated on July 26th, 2017 at 03:44 pm

The following jobs are within the Sound Department of a motion picture.

  • Sound Recordist
  • Boom Operator
  • Cable Runner
  • Audio Playback Operator
  • Sound – Casual

In Australian A-Z Budget – Feature Films these roles are in section C.5 Sound Crew.

Sound Department is Below-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiate the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line people are attached during the Development phase of a production while Below-The-Line people are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction phase begins. Costume, Art and Makeup departments are creative, but they still fall Below-The-Line.

Sound Department is considered Labour by unions such as MEAA so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

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