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How Sound Effects are “Painted” into Hollywood Movies

Did you know that while cameras provide the things you see in movies, most of the sounds that you hear — aside from dialogue and music — are generated by Foley artists who reproduce everyday sounds with everyday things? Here’s an interesting behind-the-scenes glimpse into how award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker “paints” sound over what’s captured with a camera.

(via Kottke)


 
  • Obood007

    wooow nice work ..

  • Sharon

    What a great interview! Really nicely shows that Foley truly IS an amazing art… Thanks so much – Great work!

  • http://twitter.com/Seshan Seshan

    It’s interesting that they don’t get stock sounds for stuff like horses or wind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5213726 Spencer Hopkins

    I can’t stand hearing stock sound effects in movies. Especially movies with big budgets. I love when they can have a Foley artist provide all original sounds, this was a great BTS video.

    In the Bourne Supremacy, a stock sound of a semi truck horn honking was used FIVE TIMES within 30 minutes. It was so corny and completely took me out of the movie for those moments. How hard would it have been to record a few different truck sounds? Maybe one whole afternoon!

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