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A Ninja’s Portfolio

There are 6 ninjas in this picture… and one guy attacking with a sword.   My job as a Foley Artist / Sound Editor is to create seamless audio…

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Respecting the Shoestring

“Can you make a theatrical feature film for $25K?” This is (basically) the title of a rather long thread on LinkedIn. Here is an excerpt of the kinds of responses…

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Reach the World with M&E

When it comes time to sell your movie you don’t want to be limited to English speaking audiences only. It is true that some countries like Sweden thrive…

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What is Foley?

“So… you produce a sophisticated laugh track… Filling in for an audience that isn’t there?” I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I heard my craft…

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Car Crash – SFX example

This is simply a before and after comparison of a car driving and crashing sequence from the film  Ace Wonder. Before After

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What I want doesn’t matter

There are several differences between a professional and an amateur – talent is not one of them. Many amateurs make amazing product. The point I want to touch today is a…

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The Three Parts to Big Sound

The Setup A little while ago I was talking to a young filmmaker about how to get that “Big Sound” associated with movies. This particular enthusiast said that…

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Beyond the Mask

  Beyond the Mask is an action-fused historic adventure, set in the international turmoil of the mid 1770′s. Running for his life, an East India Company assassin buried…

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Pendragon Post Production Sound

A few years ago I had the pleasure of working on a Burns Family Studio film called Pendragon: Sword of His Father. This was the first major film from…

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