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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of Hollywood Sound FX

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 100
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
    Use Zoom to participate on your 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 100 guests. Private group rates start at $350.

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
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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, Zack Snyder's upcoming Army of the Dead, video games: Call of Duty- Modern Warfare , and many beloved TV shows, including: The Good Doctor, Mr. Robot, Orange Is the New Black, Shameless, 9-1-1, Fargo and many more. I'm currently working on the Sony film lot.
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 360 reviews.

Zoë
February 2021
Adam joined our after school program (serving 2nd-5th grade students) and our kids absolutely loved learning about Foley and Adam's work on movies and TV! Adam answered all of their questions in depth and modeled how many sounds were created and showcased a number of the tools he uses. Our students and staff were enthralled! One tip I'd give for people who are booking this experience is to coordinate with Adam in advance if there is any content you don't want him to share about (ex. how sounds for guns/weapons are created). I'd certainly recommend this experience to others.
Adam joined our after school program (serving 2nd-5th grade students) and our kids absolutely loved learning about Foley and Adam's work on movies and TV! Adam answered all of thei…
Katie
February 2021
This glimpse into the world of foley artists was awesome! Adam was engaging and entertaining and made us all laugh - and we got to see a side of Hollywood movie making that we didn’t even really know existed! If you’re deciding what to book - choose this one! Seriously - you will love it!
This glimpse into the world of foley artists was awesome! Adam was engaging and entertaining and made us all laugh - and we got to see a side of Hollywood movie making that we didn…
Lacey
February 2021
My team absolutely loved this event! I had so many people message me and ask how on earth I found Adam! Highly highly recommend- great for large groups!!
Ursula
February 2021
So happy with this experience, I expected it to be good but it was absolutely brilliant! The most exciting thing that’s happened to us in months! Thank you
Hannah
February 2021
I bought this experience for my husband for his birthday as he is really into film and TV. He loved it and thought Adam was a great host and found it really informative!
Katie
February 2021
This was really interesting, fun and a unique experience. Liked how it was interactive and Adam took my 8 year old's questions just as seriously as the adults' questions. Would recommend!

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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.