The Art of Making Movie Sounds

Right in time for the Oscars. Gary Heck­er is what you’d call a “Foley artist,” some­one who spe­cial­izes in cre­at­ing every­day sounds for movies – the sound of hors­es gal­lop­ing, swords being unsheathed, dirt crunch­ing beneath cow­boy boots. In short, the big and small sounds you hear (and take for grant­ed) when­ev­er you see a movie. Tim­ing. Cre­ativ­i­ty. They’re all part of this hid­den art…

A quick PS: This Sound­works video col­lec­tion takes you behind the scenes into the audio post-pro­duc­tion of fea­ture films, video game sound design, and orig­i­nal sound­track scor­ing. Good spot by @sheerly.

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