"Its like a big canvas of sound, and we paint different colors and textures and brush strokes. And when you put all those brush strokes and colors together then you have a full canvas of sound." - Gary Hecker
Foley is the art of performing sound effects to the picture. During post-production, as scenes are being edited, music is being written, and dialogue is being re-recorded (a process called ADR or Automatic Dialogue Replacement), foley artists like Gary Hecker (Hancock, Spider-Man, 300) watch the film and record the sound effects that you hear in the finished product.
"But why can't you use the real sounds?"
In order to get a pristine audio experience, sounds and dialogue are re-recorded because during the shooting, dialogue may be drowned out or muddied from other sounds, or the actual sounds aren't big enough or do not fit the palette of the film. There are many practical and creative reasons for what happens in post-production.
In this interview, Gary Hecker describes his process of creating the sounds you hear on the big screen.
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