What you hear in the movies- the sound of rain, footsteps, gun shots, the swish of swords, explosions, etc., weren’t captured as they were filmed, but dubbed after the fact.  That’s what sound effects editors do.  Outside of the dialogue which is handled in a different department, some of the sounds are often emphasized and may not even be heard in real life but they add drama and suspense to the movies.  On the other hand, some sounds like rocket blasts and TNT explosions are actually tamed down considering that capturing the real thing can damage eardrums and shatter glass windows including your eyeglasses

Sound Effects Editor Resume Template

Juliet B. Hargrove

Beverley Hills, LA, CA

Phone: 310-434-5412



A position as a Sound Effects Editor for a Hollywood movie studio

Summary of Qualification

  • 8 years of experience as a sound effects editor of a major special effects and animation studio.
  • Portfolio of sound edited films available during interview.
  • Excellent command of multimedia sound database systems.

Career Experience/Job History

2002 – Present:  Sound Effects Technician, DreamWorks Studio.

  • Operate audio appliances to sample record various sounds to build up a library of sounds
  • Using one’s creativity, uses wealth of audio library to manipulate audio character or do audio compositing to achieve for unearthly sounds required for sci-fi and fantasy movies
  • Add ambiance sounds like echoes, chirping birds, howling winds, etc., as needed to enhance the scene.
  • Work with a Foley artist to generate the correct sounds.
  • Review film rushes to check which parts rewire post production dubbing


2002 – Present:  Various workshops on Sound Effects techniques and the use of multimedia databases and compositing computers.

2002 – 2003: Diploma in Audio Engineering, ITT Institute of Technology.

1998 – 2002: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, American Institute of Engineering

Professional reference will be furnished upon request