About Laura Almo
Laura Almo is a writer and documentary filmmaker. She teaches video editing at El Camino College in Torrance, California, and is a contributing editor at Documentary magazine. Contact her at lauraalmo@mac.com

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.

Seven Samurai: Oscar’s Choice Cuts

May 1, 2010

“Let me just start out by saying that I have everything before Avatar, and then Avatar––because there was nothing normal about how we did this film”- Stephen Rivkin […]

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