The Craft of Foley Artist Gary Hecker
And oldie but a goodie. "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." The side-by-side comparisons of the film action and Hecker recording the foley are the best. My favorite: the sound of a sword being unsheathed is that of a metal spatula being dramatically brushed along the edge of an old blade.