What Our Members Do: Marko Costanzo

December 1, 2017

“Foley artists create sounds in sync with actions seen on screen. We will make the footstep sounds for every character in a film, giving their steps the personality the actor portrays on camera.” […]

Catherine Harper on ‘Lost Highway’

November 22, 2017

Foley artist Catherine Harper, MPSE, remembers the first time she encountered filmmaker David Lynch. In 1996, she was about to start creating Foley sounds for Lynch’s upcoming film, ‘Lost Highway.’ […]

Why Is It Called ‘Foley’ Anyway?

February 1, 2016

It was the late 1920s and Jack Foley was a producer, director and writer working at Universal Pictures at its old location on Ventura Boulevard in the San Fernando Valley. […]

Noise Makers: Foley Artists Enhance Character Through Sound Effects

February 1, 2016

The old edict “Necessity is the mother of invention” certainly rings true for Foley artists — the people who create sounds for film and television. To be a Foley artist is to be creative and detail-oriented, intuitive and analytical; they must be in good physical condition and, as it turns out, quite often a mind reader.
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John Roesch: MPSE 2013 Career Achievement Award

March 1, 2013

The first Foley artist to receive the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) Career Achievement Award, Foley artist John Roesch has contributed to over 400 movies in the last four decades, including — to name a very few — Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Back to the Future (1985), Unforgiven (1992), The Matrix (1999) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), the latter for which he received two MPSE Golden Reel Awards nominations as part of the film’s sound editing team. He was presented the award acknowledging his career accomplishments at the MPSE’s 60th annual Golden Reel Awards on February 17.
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