Advice on Sound engineering career.

Samuel Deluca

New member
Mar 31, 2020
Hey guys,

I am looking for some advice in starting a career in Sound engineering in film and television.

I have a bachelor degree in Music Production that I finished around three years ago but since then I haven’t been involved in the industry too much aside from some band recording here and there.

I will be moving back from Australia in the next few months and thinking of getting into sound engineering within film and television. I don’t have a great deal of experience within this field and was looking for some advice in how to get into the industry / is the industry worth getting in to?

As I already have a degree in music production do you think its necessary to enrol in another course or would work experience be a better option?

Any additional advice would be great as well!


Ben Lawrence

Mar 2, 2011
Find the big rental production companies in your area and get on the call list. With some hard work you will work your way to better positions. You will find live production has a lot of niche specialist areas. I did the same thing. Went to school for recording engineering and decided during the study it wasn't really for me for a few reasons. The schooling you likely got has a lot of tranferable skills as far as signal flow. No reason why you cant try to do both if you are interested in both. You will have better luck in larger cities-towns that have a decent amount of events. Good luck. Ask questions when you have them.