I’ve always been fascinated with film sound and Foley work in particular. Many people don’t realize that most of the audio they hear in a Hollywood film is generated in a studio by folks like Hecker.

I’ve done a very small amount of Foley myself, and while it’s a lot of fun, it’s also quite difficult to match the timing of what’s on screen.

My friend Chris and I once bought a watermelon and started hitting it with things in the bathtub, trying to get a good face-punch sound.

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