They work with some of the biggest entertainers at the most prestigious recording studios. Travel with some of the hottest bands. Own and operate recording studios. Win Grammys, Junos, Emmys and Gemini’s. Create soundscapes for top selling video games. They are some of the industry’s top producers, engineers, mixers and recordists. They are OIART graduates and they are active members of your alumni network.
They occupy key positions in all areas of the audio industry and can provide a wealth of industry connections, networking contacts and growth opportunities. In a world where it’s hard to find that first job, OIART works closely with alumni members to give the right candidates a helping hand.
In Music Production, they work at the top studios that have some very impressive client lists:
Alexisonfire, Crystal Castles, Diamond Rings, Fucked Up, July Talk, Kiesza, Matt Mays, METZ, Rich Aucoin, Shad, The Weeknd
AC/DC, Alanis Morissette, Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Black Label Society, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Everclear, Good Charlotte, Metallica, Michael Bublé, Motley Crue, Nickelback, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Our Lady Peace, R.E.M., Rise Against, Rush
Black Eyed Peas, Ghostface-Killah, Holly Cole, Rihanna, Drake, The Trews, Sting, Metric, Ludacris , Kardinal Offishal, Mos Def, Matthew Good, Tori Amos, 50 Cent, RUSH, Chantal Kreviazuk, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, KISS, Esthero, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Pink
Natalie MacMaster, Johnny Reid, Port Cities, The Rankins, Coig, Slowcoaster, Dave Sampson, Aaron C. Lewis, Rachel and Amy Beck, Allie Bennett, Lawrence Martell, Leona Burkey, The Strickland, Johnathan MacInnis, Carolyn Holyoke, Joanne MacIntyre, Deron Donovan, Diane McKinnon & Bryden MacDonald, Andrew Doyle, Alter Ego, Kristen Shaw, Gillian Head, Wendy MacIsaac, Greg Verner
Shawn Mendes, Bare Naked Ladies, Three Days Grace, The Tenors, Drake, Trevor Guthrie, The Weeknd, Metric, Mother Mother, Walk Off The Earth, Justin Bieber, A$ap Rocky, The Trews, The Tragically Hip, Danko Jones
Alan Frew, Arkells, B.O.B, BADBADNOTGOOD, Barenaked Ladies, Basia Bulat, Bidini Band, Big Sugar, Big Wreck, Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Buck 65, Classified, Colin Linden, Feist, Gordie Johnson, Great Lake Swimmers, Hayden, Kardinal Offishall, Kathleen Edwards, Lights, Los Lobos, Marianas Trench, Moist, Monster Truck, Nelly Furtado, One Republic, Protest the Hero, Robin Thicke, Ron Sexmith, Royal Wood, Rush, The Good Lovelies, The Lazys, The Sadies, The Tea Party, The Tenors, The Tragically Hip, The Trews, The Weeknd, Three Days Grace, Tokyo Police Club,
For Television and Film, samples of where they work and on what, includes:
Technicolor – Television shows include American Dad, American Horror Story, Beyond The Dome, Cleveland Show, The Closer, Criminal Minds, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, Family Guy, The Following, Glee, Hawaii Five O, Major Crimes, Nip/Tuck, True Blood, Remedy, Haven, Spun Out, Degrassi: The Next Generation,
Rogers Television – Hockey Night In Canada, Stanley Cup playoffs and Outdoor Classic events, local programming throughout Canada.
CBC – Canada’s national broadcaster; Shows include Ontario Morning, The Fifth Estate, The National, Dragon’s Den, Battle of the Blades and music and news related programming, Republic of Doyle, George Strombolopolous, The Royal Canadian Air Farce plus election, Olympic and FIFA World Cup coverage.
Bell Media - Canada’s largest network, Bell owns CTV, TSN, RDS, ESPN (part-owner), MuchMusic, MTV, The Comedy Network, Discovery Channel, Business News Network, CP24, Bravo, E!, HBO Canada, The Movie Network, Fashion Television, and Canal D.
RMW Music – Canadian Paralympic Committee, MOLSON, McDonald’s, The Jane Goodall Institute, Sleep Country Canada, Subaru, Coors, Kia, Expedia, Hyundai, Canadian Tire, Mountain Dew, Toyota, Harvey’s and Nike.
Industry Group (Studio 18) – Specializes in reality television for shows such as Survivor, The Amazing Race Canada, Top Chef Canada, Battle of the Blades, and Canada’s Next Top Model
Supersonics Post Production – Postproduction Sound experts: Supersonics Post Production employs numerous grads as re-recording mixers, recordists, editors and sound designers. Shows include Storage Wars Canada, Johnny Test, Scaredy Squirrel, Peep in the Big Wide World, Apollo 18, How to be Indie, Busy Town Mysteries, Super Why, Max and Ruby.
Tattersall Sound and Picture - Canada's premier post-production boutique: Tattersall works with major production companies such as Take 5 Productions, Rhombus Media, Showtime, Starz, New Line Cinema, Serendipity Point, NBC Universal, Whizbang, Marblemedia, Sienna Films, USA Networks and Paramount Pictures. They have won over 75 awards in the past 20 years of operation. Notable shows include Vikings, Book Of Negroes, The Tudors, Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Top Chef Canada, Our Man In Tehran, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (documentary) and The Borgias.
Dome Productions – Dome Productions is owned by Bell Media and Rogers Media Inc., but is unique as one of North America’s leading production facilities providers. Dome Productions offers mobile production facilities (studio trucks), transmission services, studio facilities and full turnkey host broadcast services. They own 13 mobiles around North America and provide production in for every major arena in Canada.
And in Gaming and New Media OIART grads are thriving at the following companies working on some cool games:
Ubisoft –Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, SouthPark and Just Dance.
EA Games - Madden NFL, FIFA Football/Soccer, NHL, NCAA Football, SSX and NBA Jam, Battlefield, Need for Speed, The Sims, Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Army of Two and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, LucasArts.
Relic Games –Homeworld series, Dawn of War series, Warhammer 40,000 and the Company of Heroes series.
Digital Extremes - Epic Pinball, Silverball and Extreme Pinball,Unreal and Unreal Tournament, Dark Sector, Bioshock 2, PC version of THQ hit, Homefront, Darkness II, Halo4 multiplayer, Star Trek, Warframe.
In the world of live sound productions they can be found with the following concert organizers, venues and audiovisual companies:
Solotech – Tragically Hip, Arcade Fire, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears
Clair Brothers – Black Sabbath, Bon Jovi, Dream Theater, Elton John, Florence + The Machine, Guns ‘N Roses, Jack White, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Jay-Z & Kanye West, The Weeknd, Willie Nelson
Westbury National Show Systems – Hillside Festival, Pan Am Games, Nuit Blanche Toronto, Luminato, Toronto Maple Leafs, CN Tower, Bryan Adams, Death From Above 1979,
The PA Shop – Billy Talent, Big Wreck, Hedley, Keith Urban, The Tenors, The Trews, Jerry Seinfeld, Ottawa Bluesfest, Rock The Park, Sunfest
Sherwood Systems – Metric, Sam Roberts, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Big Sugar, Shad, Alan Doyle, Tokyo Police Club
Massey Hall, Toronto ON – Maria Callas, Enrico Caruso, Winston Churchill, George Gershwin, Glenn Gould, the Dalai Lama, Gordon Lightfoot, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Oscar Peterson.
Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto ON – Home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto ON – Home of the Canadian Opera Company
Stratford Festival, Stratford ON – World famous Shakespearian Theatre
Barclays Center, Brooyklyn NY - Home of the MTV Video Music Awards, Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders
Air Canada Centre, Toronto ON - Home of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors
Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto ON – Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Rolling Stones, Stompin ‘ Tom, plus Matt Mays, The Sadies, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, The Constantines, Arcade Fire, Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab For Cutie, The National and The Decemberists have all played here.
The Mod Club Concert Hall, Toronto ON – Amy Winehouse, Billy Talent, Metric, Sloan, Randy Bachman, Dan Mangan, Jimmy Eat World… many many others.
PSAV –Top hotels nationwide, resorts such as Banff and Whistler
Palmer Audio – High End corporate events, Mystery Mansions, Molson Canadian Beer fridge, private concerts (such as Tragically Hip) – “staff and services produce events for clients Nation Wide and into the US, Mexico, Brazil and Australia.”
OIART grads have produced music for an impressive list of artists, including: Crystal Castles, Black Sabbath, Sheryl Crow, Wolfmother, E-Sisive, Ed Sheeran, Bad Blood, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Florence and the Machine, Bruce Springsteen, Fall Out Boy, Kanye West, Timber Timbre, The Barr Brothers, Stars, Great Lake Swimmers, Damhnait Doyle, The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Matt Minglewood, Gordie Sampson, Royal Mountain, Three Days Grace, Protest The Hero, The Wilderness Of Manitoba, Single Mothers, Michael Bublé, Woods of Ypres, Amelia Curran, Billy Talent, The Tragically Hip, Headstones, The Glorious Sons, Mother Mother, Glenn Morrison, Trevor Guthrie, Alysha Brilla
Our live sound grads have worked along side: Hedley, Joe Satriani, Blue Rodeo, The Guess Who, Jason McCoy, Dallas Smith, Serena Ryder world tour, Alex Cuba, The Trews, The Who’s Tommy, Diana Ross, Sophie Milman, Darius Rucker, Sesame Street Live, Alice in Chains, Rascal Flatts, Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords, Backstreet Boys, Gladys Knight, Rival Sons, Walk off the Earth, Alessia Cara, Chris Hadfield, Our Lady Peace, Alex Cuba, The Dixie Chicks, The Beach Boys, Emmylou Harris, BB King, Dallas Green, City and Colour, New York Islanders, Big Wreck, Keith Urban, The Tenors, The Trews, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Winehouse, Billy Talent, Metric, Sloan, Randy Bachman, Dan Mangan, Jimmy Eat World, Timber Timbre, The Darcys, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara, Sophie Milman, Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, David Clayton Thomas, Stompin’ Tom, Charley Pride, Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Three Days Grace, Daniel Powter, Brent Butt, Big Wreck, Bedouin Soundclash, 54-40, BJ Thomas, Arlo Guthrie, Classic Albums live, David Cassidy, Sam Roberts, Spirit of the West, The Spoons, Saga, Honeymoon Suite, Andrea Martin, Cirque du Soleil, The Lion King Musical, Rock of Ages Musical, MMVAs, MTV, VMAs
On air and in movies you’ve heard their work on Fantastic Four, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Kick-Ass, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: First Class, Black Swan, The A-Team, Kung Fu Panda, Transformers,
Amazing Race Canada, The Olympics, Degrassi, NHL Playoffs, Glee, X-Men Origins, Wolverine, Transformers, Pixar’s Planes, Penny Dreadful, Vikings, The Book of Negroes, Our Man in Tehran, Survivorman, Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, IMAX Mysteries of the Unseen World, Titans of the Ice Age, Last Reef 3D, Wildest Weather in the Solar System
And their work can be heard on games like Warhammer 40,000, Company of Heroes, Dawn of War 2, Need For Speed, 007, NBA, NHL franchises, Skate, Skate 2, Assasins Creed, FarCry 4, Blitz Brigade, Six-Guns, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Spider-Man: Total Mayhem, Order & Chaos Online, Eternal Legacy, Dark Heroes, Tiny Kingdoms, Mechforce, Fish World
Check out the incredible work being done by OIART alumni. Just think, someday it might be your work featured here!