Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wanted - Hand Kissers.

Q: Which profession requires frequent hand kissing?
A: Foley, the reproduction of everyday sound effects.

Take a sip of water and wet your lips. Then, make out with the underside of your forearm, the part with very little hair, letting your mouth make sloppy kissing sounds.

And you thought movie stars actually kissed well. They just look good; it's up to Foley to really kiss well.

The stabbing scenes in "Goodfellas" were made more realistic by using pieces of raw beef, pork and chicken and stabbing them with different knives? Clearly they did not buy the boneless meat because who can forget that sound of the blade hitting the bone.

The Mammoth’s footsteps in the upcoming movie "Ice Age" was made by dropping a log into a pit of dirt, mud and stone.

The sound of the dragonfly made memorable in the opening of "Men in Black" was made using a small plastic fan with gaphers tape stuck to the blades? The tape was made long enough so that when the fan was turned on, it brushed up against the Foley Artists’ fingers.