The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) is a craft guild made up of over 550 of the most imaginative and highly experienced people working in Film, Television and Game sound. Our members have been nominated for many awards both in the UK and internationally and include many BAFTA, Oscar, Emmy, and MPSE winners.
Based in the UK, AMPS was founded in 1989 with the aim of creating an organisation where members could exchange information, solve common problems and keep abreast of rapidly changing technology. Since then we have grown to include technical demonstrations, talks by prominent figures, networking, podcasts, film screenings, mentoring, training and UK wide social events in a busy programme of activities. The AMPS Awards are presented anually for excellence in sound and are gaining increasing significance on the world stage.
We promote the value of great sound and the creative contribution it can make to every production. We form working groups to react to the changes in the industry. Our digital Newsletters focus on sharing the wealth of knowledge and experience amongst the membership, supplemented by the members' forum and email lists.
We warmly welcome new members who support our aims and would like to benefit from being part of a lively and stimulating professional community. Full Membership requires a minimum of six years experience and credits in a recognised role. Nomination is supported by two existing Full members. This maintains the highest professional standards amongst the membership.
In addition to Full Membership, AMPS has Student, Associate, Affiliate, Honorary, and Retired Membership categories for those at any stage of their career. Our Sustaining Members include companies that lead innovation and support the highest standards across the industry. Please note AMPS is a professional association and not a trade union.
If you are working as a Production Sound Mixer, 1st Assistance Sound (Boom Operator), Sound Assistant, Re-Recording/ADR/Foley or Music Mixer, Sound Designer, Sound Editor, Music Editor, Engineer, Foley Artist, or a closely related occupation you may well be eligible for membership.
AMPS is strongly committed to the selection, development and promotion of Sound professionals based on individual merit. We believe that our industry should provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background, age or disability. We seek and support efforts that build and maintain a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the wider Community.