Foley artistry

Foley is the art of recording sound effects for movies. What many people don’t know, is that almost every sound in a movie, from every footstep, to doors closing, to the sound of the movement of jackets, etc is all re-created. It requires a sense of timing, and a huge amount of creativity. This video gives you a glimpse of foley artist Gary Hecker.

From “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Robin Hood”, award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.