In 1979 Gregg Barbanell started a sound editing company called Mag City, Inc. There, he had clients such as Francis Ford Coppola for The Escape Artist (1982), John Carpenter for The Fog (1980), Peter Bogdanovich for Saint Jack (1979), and many others. During that period he discovered and developed his natural ability on the Foley stage. After Mag City, he stopped working as a sound editor and worked exclusively as a Foley Artist. Gregg was one of a small group of Foley Artists who during the late 1970s and '80s, developed the art of Foley from its basic early form to the more extensive and elaborate form today. His prolific list of credits, and the fact that he has worked nonstop for nearly 36 years is a testament of his dedication to his craft.
Leslie Bloome is Foley Artist, sound and music mixer and editor, recording engineer and editor with over 22 years in film sound experience. He worked at some of the film industry’s most prominent studios including: Postworks / Technicolor New York, C5 Sound New York; Soundtracks New York, Saul, Zantz Film Center Berkeley, CA; Sony Pictures Culver City, CA; EFX Burbank, CA; Magnolia Sound North Hollywood, CA; Signet / Sound Deluxe Hollywood, CA.
Elisha Birnbaum is a professional Foley Artist who has worked in the film business for over fifty years. In 1960, Birnbaum moved from Israel to New York, where he started the iconic Sound One Foley studio, the first Foley studio in New York. Elisha’s film credits include King of New York (1990), Alone in the Dark (2005), The Untouchables (1987), Far and Away (1992) and What’s eating Gilbert Grape (1993).
CHARLES L. CAMPBELL
Charles L. Campbell was born on August 17, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan. He is known for his work on Schindler's List (1993), Back to the Future (1985) and Catch Me If You Can (2002). He died on June 21, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Bishwadeep Chatterjee graduated in Sound recording & Sound Engineering from the Film and Television Institute of India Pune, India. Bishwadeep is a Sound Designer, Freelance Recording/Mixing Engineer for feature films, short films, commercials and music albums. For most of his career span, spread across almost 3 decades, he has recorded and mixed songs/music and soundtracks for films like Chachi 420, Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Munnabhai MBBS, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham etc, music albums like Silk Route, Ab Ke Sawan etc. and a number of commercials.
He has done the entire sound designing, mixing and music engineering of films such as Chokher Bali, Raincoat, Antar Mahal, Parineeta, Lage Raho Munnabhai, Eklavya, 3 Idiots, Madras Cafe, Piku etc. He has worked as a technical consultant for various recording studios and also has installed music and postproduction studios in Mumbai and Kolkatta.
His award accolades include 4 IIAFA awards, 2 Filmfare awards, 2 Screen awards, 1 Guild award, 1 Zee Cine award and the prestigious National Award (Rajat Kamal) presented by his excellency, The President of India for the film Madras Cafe.
Sajjan Chawdhry joined as a Studio Recordist at Sea Rock Studio, Mumbai in 1986, Anand Studio in 1989 and Aradhana Sound Service in 1990. In 1991, he started his career as a Foley Artist. Since then, he has worked on more than 2000 feature films along with Mr. Karnail Singh Virdi and their team. One of their films “Roar” was nominated for the prestigious MPSC awards for Best Sound.
MARKO A. COSTANZO
Marko A. Costanzo was born in 1959. He is a professional Foley Artist who has worked in the film business for over 30 years. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Departed (2006) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). — at c5 sound, inc.
Caoimhe Doyle is known for her work on Knocked Up (2007), Reign of Fire (2002), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009), and Game of Thrones. She is a resident Foley Artist working in Ardmore Studios in Dublin, Ireland.
David Fein has been performing Foley for more than four decades and for more than one thousand motion pictures, TV series, TV movies, video games, and commercials. He has worked at MGM, Paramount, and Warner Bros., having tenures of twelve years or more at each of those studios. He is a twentyfive year plus member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the TV Academy, the Motion Picture Editors Guild, and a former officer of the Motion Picture Sound Editors. He has written several screenplays that have been made into movies. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the UCLA Film School.
Academy Award winning Foley Artist Catherine Harper is an industry veteran who specializes in details. She has enjoyed the art of Foley since she began working with the craft back in 1998. Indie films are where her passion lives. Some of the movie projects she has worked on have been nominated and won of the Academy Award for Sound: Ray (2004), Dreamgirls (2006), No Country for Old Men (2007), Drive (2011), and Birdman (2015).
Award winning Foley Artist Gary Hecker recently joined CSS Studios’ ToddAO in late 2009. One of the most accomplished Foley Artists in Hollywood, Hecker has contributed to more than 200 films in a career spanning almost three decades. Among his recent credits are 2012, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Angel & Demons, Watchmen and the Spiderman trilogy. At ToddAO, Hecker will serve as Supervising Foley Artist, and while continuing to work on films, will also seek to grow the facility’s Foley department. “Gary Hecker is synonymous with Foley and enjoys universal respect in the Hollywood sound community,” said CSS Studios President Robert C. Rosenthal. “He is an exceptional talent, one who has helped to define his craft, and he makes a wonderful addition to our team.”
Based in Mumbai, Mohammed Iqbal has been working as a Foley Artist in Bollywood for the past 15 years. In his career span, he has worked on more than 1000 Films including Hindi and other regional Indian languages. Some of his noted films are Road to Sangam, Ram Leela, Ragini MMS2, Ek Villain, Heropanti, Ashiqui2, Jannat2, Mary Kom, Mardani (which won FilmFare Award for Best Sound), Parched, and many more.
GEORGE A. LARA
George A. Lara is an Emmy award winning sound mixer who has worked in the industry for 30 years. He worked at the iconic Foley studio, Sound One in the late 1980s, and since early 2000, has worked at C5 Sound, inc. He won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (2010), and is known for his work on Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Reader (2008) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).
Kitty Malone was born in Fort Worth, Texas. Among other great accomplishments, Kitty was the first female Foley Artist to work in Hollywood. She is known for her work both as an actress and a Foley Artist, and also for her life long relationship and collaboration with Foley Artist, Ross Taylor. Taylor was Kitty’s Foley partner and significant other for 35 years. Kitty worked as a Foley plus, working with Bob Fosse on Cabaret (1978). As a dancer, she meticulously recreated every step and movement of Joel Grey and Liza Minnelli. Both Taylor and Malone spent days in a soundstage pool executing the Foley for The Deep (1977), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound. Kitty Malone is also known for her work on Apocalypse now (1979), Starwars (1977) ,The Exorcist (1973) and The Best little whore house in texas (1983).
DONALD W. MACDOUGALL (SOUND RE-RECORDING MIXER)
Foley Artist Donald W. MacDougall is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977), The Godfather (1972), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and The Blues Brothers (1980).
Sound and music mixer and editor, Darin Mann is a recording engineer and editor with over 22 years in film sound experience. He has worked in some of the film industry’s most prominent studios. Mann is known for his work on No country for Old Men (2007), Drive (2011), Crash (2004) and Pacific Rim (2001).
JAMES M. NELSON
(September 25, 1932 – June 18, 2014)
Known in the entertainment industry as James "Jim" Nelson, he was an American sound editor, film producer and postproduction supervisor. As a sound editor, Nelson worked on many of the iconic films and television programs of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, including Rock Around the Clock, The Monkees, the beach party films, The Brady Bunch, Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and The Exorcist. Expanding into film production in the 1970s, Nelson helped George Lucas in launching Industrial Light & Magic and took part in the making of the first Star Wars. In total, he edited the sound effects for over 100 films and 38 television programs comprising more than 1,700 episodes, as well as several made for TV movies, documentaries and television specials.
In 1997 Jay Peck segued from scoring and performing live sound effects and percussion for New York theater productions (Mabou Mines' Peter & Wendy, Landscapes, Animal Magnetism) and recording and touring on drums with rock bands, (Figures, Lets Active) to Foley walking, at C5, Inc. From there, he went on to freelance at many of the post production studios in New York City before becoming the resident Foley Artist at Sound One, Inc. for nine years until the company closed its doors unexpectedly in 2012. After an exhaustive search and more than a little help from his friends, he founded Stepping Stone Foley studio at its current location in December 2012. P eck is known for his work on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), The Cremaster Cycle (1994–2002), G angs of New York (2002), and The Aviator (2004).
Emmy nominated freelance Foley Artist Shelly Roden’s work has appeared in films such as The Good Lie (2014), The Hangover Part III (2013), Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013), The Blind Side (2009) and Up in the Air (2009). Roden’s work in Television includes The Walking Dead and The Good Wife.
John Roesch is a professional Foley Artist who has worked in the film business for over 30 years. He attended New York University and graduated with a BFA in Film. Then he was accepted to the American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow. As fate would have it, a fellow filmmaker asked if he could "help" with the sound on the film she was working on. That was his first taste of Foley, and he never looked back from there. He is a member of Local 700, Motion Picture Sound Editors, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He still loves his job to this day. Roesch credits much of his success to those he has met along the way especially his Foley partner, Alyson Moore and his Foley Mixer, Mary Jo Lang.
KARNAIL SINGH VIRDI
Karnail Singh Virdi will be completing 4 decades in the Indian Film Sound Industry. He had started as an apprentice in Natraj Studio, Mumbai in 1979, and was later promoted to Sound Recordist in the mid 1980s. In 1987, Karnail joined Aradhana Sound Service as a Foley Artist where he continues to work today. In his long career span, he has worked on over 2000 Hindi and regional films, which include many well known projects such as Parinda, Dil, Beta, Raja, Chamatkar, Krish, Dhoom, 3 Idiots, Ranjhana, Bhag Milkha Bhag, Tanu Weds Manu, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, PK, Bombay Velvet, Sholay 3Detc. His Film Roar was nominated for the MPSE awards. He has also done TV Mega Series Chandrakanta and Krishna.
Sound supervisor Wylie Stateman is known for his work on Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). Stateman has been nominated for multiple industry awards, including 7 Academy Awards, 4 BAFTA Awards and 15 Motion Picture Sound Editor Awards.
Alex, a Chicago native, received a BS in communications with a concentration in theater arts and music aspiring to create sounds for film. Having grown up with a love of smashing and breaking things, Alex feels right at home on the Foley stage. “Let’s face it,” he says, “there’s nothing like a Foley stage at the end of the day. If it’s a mess, you’ve been doing your job right.”
Additionally, Alex’s experience in editing SFX, backgrounds, and music provides him a unique “big picture” perspective. He feels very lucky to be in a field that allows him to utilize his skills in a wide variety of genres: feature films, short films, TV, commercials and animation. Alex’s footsteps can be heard in over 300 projects. Alex id known for his work on The Hurt Locker (2008), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Oz the great and Powerful (2013) and Sinister (2012).