Category Archives: Audio Production

Foley Artist

Here’s a really interesting look at veteran Foley artist Gary Hecker at work:


SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker, Veteran Foley Artist

From “The Empire Strikes Back” to “Robin Hood”, award-winning Foley artist Gary Hecker of Todd-AO says it takes “timing and a huge creative mind” to be the man behind the sound. Here, he shares tips and tricks he’s learned during a career that has spanned more than 200 films.

Hecker also recently joined CSS Studios’ Todd-AO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley artists in Hollywood. Among his recent credits are 2012, The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, Angel & Demons, Watchmen and the Spiderman trilogy.


It’s great seeing a true artist at work.

Free Music and Sound Effects

Thanks to Connie Terwilliger for mentioning a site for free production music and sound effects: says:

Use these free music tracks & free sound effects for any production – advertising, education, videos, photos, YouTube…etc.

These music tracks can be looped seamlessly & repeated to create a longer music track for your projects.

You only need to link to our website from yours:
“Music by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at”

I’ve taken a listen to some of what’s on the site and it sounds like some good stuff.