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Want to Make Movie Sound Effects?

By Marty Nemko

Remember the sounds of that steamy sex scene in the last movie you saw? Probably created by a foley artist kissing his own wrist. When someone lands a punch in a movie? Socking a hunk of steak. Foley artists create the sounds that are easier to record than those made during the actual shoot. A foley artist must be an "audile": able to imagine what sound an object can produce. Training is on the job--volunteer in a sound production studio. Next time you see a sci-fi flick in which a character's guts get pulled out, realize it's raw chicken being massaged.

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