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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of Hollywood Sound FX

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 262 reviews.Los Angeles, United StatesPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Adam

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore the magic of sound effects with a 4-time Emmy nominated Hollywood Foley Artist currently working for major studios like Disney, Netflix, Sony, and Warner Bros.

Coming to you from my Foley studio in Los Angeles. This is where I've recorded sounds for dozens of TV shows: Atlanta, Glow, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, New Girl, and many more.

Let's begin with introductions, then a quick talk about Foley and its importance in TV and film. I'll explain how it's recorded, when it's used, and why you always hear Foley in every TV show and Movie. And, honestly why I think it’s the coolest job in the world!

Then, I show you selected items from my vast Foley prop collection-- props used in actual TV shows! Handcuffs-Orange is the New Black, Stethoscope-Good Doctor/E.R., Coconut shells-Hell on Wheels, and my snow-trick prop used for Fargo!

Next, the shoes! Watch and listen as I demonstrate my footstep techniques for various characters, from soldiers to debutantes.

Finally, we look at an actual TV episode I've worked on. I show how we can layer sounds using the Pro Tools software. Watch how Foley is added to a simple scene. And a complex one!

Come hear the Magic! It's informative, interactive and you'll learn a lot about a little-known Hollywood craft! People love it!*

*A truly unique experience- Arpana
*Facinating stuff!- Julee
Explore the magic of sound effects with a 4-time Emmy nominated Hollywood Foley Artist currently working for major studios like Disney, Netflix, Sony, and Warner Bros.

Coming to you from my Foley studio in Los Angeles. This is where I've recorded sounds for dozens of TV shows: Atlanta, Glow, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, New Girl, and many more.

Let's begin with introductions, then a quick talk about Foley and its i…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Adam can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $400.

What to bring

  • Bring your curiosity! Check out my TV and film credits ahead of time for any questions: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0208143/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
From $36
/ person
Sun, Sep 20
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
$36 per person
$36 per person

Meet your host, Adam

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I'm Adam DeCoster, a 4-time Emmy-nominated Foley Artist based in Los Angeles. For 30 years, I’ve worked in Hollywood on big movies: Jumanji 2, video games: Call of Duty- Modern Warfare , and many beloved TV shows, including: The Good Doctor, Mr. Robot, Orange Is the New Black, MacGuyver (the new one), Shameless, 9-1-1, NCIS LA, Fargo and many more. I'm currently working on the Sony film lot.
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 262 reviews.

Katherine
September 2020
Adam’s Hollywood experience was a blast for our team happy hour. Even though we are all familiar with parts of the industry, it was fun to learn about a side of TV/film that is rarely seen. Adam is a great storyteller and kept the presentation moving forward at all times. His keeps it interesting and lighthearted. If you ever wanted to learn some Hollywood secrets, check out this experience!
Adam’s Hollywood experience was a blast for our team happy hour. Even though we are all familiar with parts of the industry, it was fun to learn about a side of TV/film that is rar…
Michelle
September 2020
Adam did an event for my engineering team at Google and it was an incredibly unique and fascinating experience. Even though the virtual format is a relatively new feature of his demonstration, the structure and content of the activity was perfect. Adam put a lot of thought and preparation into his demo, ensuring a thorough and fun overview of his work. None of it felt superficial or unprepared, and my team really enjoyed the technicality behind the scenes of foley art. We had a private group of 21 guests, and despite the rather large audience, Adam was able to make it interactive for everyone. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone thinking about booking Adam, whether it is for a corporate event or even just for fun with friends!
Adam did an event for my engineering team at Google and it was an incredibly unique and fascinating experience. Even though the virtual format is a relatively new feature of his de…
Tara
September 2020
Adam’s presentation was engaging and fun, especially when he showed us some of the tools used for his job and his well-organized cabinet. He answered any questions that came up in detail. Not only is he an incredible Foley artist, he is an incredible teacher as well! This was definitely a unique experience and we highly recommend it to others.
Adam’s presentation was engaging and fun, especially when he showed us some of the tools used for his job and his well-organized cabinet. He answered any questions that came up in…
Jamie
September 2020
This was an incredible and amazing opportunity and once in a lifetime. Learned so much and was able to participate in the event as well!!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend this experience for anyone!
Hanifah
September 2020
I’ve never heard about foley artists before and I was blown away about the craft and how it adds a whole new life to movies. Adam gave tons of insight and explained things in a structured but light manner, really showing his knowledge in the field. This experience was around midnight for me because of the different timezone but it was totally worth it and eye-opening! It was exactly like how he described the experience, my favorite part was near the end where he live recorded and added it to a move clip, it was mind-blowing and super fun!
I’ve never heard about foley artists before and I was blown away about the craft and how it adds a whole new life to movies. Adam gave tons of insight and explained things in a str…
Nathalie
September 2020
I truly enjoyed learning about Foley Art; Adam was very engaging and his personality very friendly. He taught us a lot about various types of sounds used in movies and TV shows. His examples were fun and his knowledge incredible. The hour went by really fast, I highly recommend it if you are curious about sounds in movies; or want to learn something new and original!
I truly enjoyed learning about Foley Art; Adam was very engaging and his personality very friendly. He taught us a lot about various types of sounds used in movies and TV shows. Hi…

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  • Sun, Sep 20
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $36 per person

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.