Movie sounds are not what you hear them to be

Movie sounds are not what you hear them to beThis is a horse galloping across a field."Anything that’s moving on the screen, pretty much we provide a sound for."


This short video is about Gary Hecker, a foley artist who has added sound effects to over 200 movies. Besides a movie’s music, we might think that all the sounds in a movie are captured when the movie is filmed. But that’s not true. Most of the incidental sounds we hear, such as an actor’s footsteps or a sword being drawn, are added later. Mr. Hecker is a master at this craft.


SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker – Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

The video above is from the SoundWorks Collection. Their videos examine audio post-production for films, video games and soundtracks.

The video below accompanied an article in Wired Magazine about another foley artist, Marko Costanzo. Here, it explains the deceptive origin of sounds in a fight scene. (Sound Artist’s Pow!, Pop!, and Clunk-a-Chink Put the Real in the Reel, Wired>>)

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