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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 for a private group
    Adam can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $483.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Adam can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

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

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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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 299 reviews.

Priya
November 2020
Family fun through movie magic! Our family really enjoyed learning about the work of a foley artist. Adam was quite engaging - he had a ready stream of tools and techniques to share with the participants. Those helped us gain an understanding of how he produces a portion of the acoustic journey we take as TV and movie viewers. What ingenuity! Recommend for families. Our tween and teen both complimented me on the selection after we finished :)
Family fun through movie magic! Our family really enjoyed learning about the work of a foley artist. Adam was quite engaging - he had a ready stream of tools and techniques to shar…
Sharon
November 2020
What a fantastic experience! We couldn't have asked for a better host than Adam. He was incredibly engaging, open and funny - just great to chat to. He's obviously passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about his profession - hardly surprising given his long and very successful Foley career. He gave us a real peek behind the Hollywood curtain, answered our many questions with lots of detail and told some cool stories. We learned so much, laughed a lot and loved every minute!
What a fantastic experience! We couldn't have asked for a better host than Adam. He was incredibly engaging, open and funny - just great to chat to. He's obviously passionate and i…
Patrick
November 2020
This was excellent - especially if you care about how Movies and TV are produced, but interesting for anyone, I suspect. Adam was kind, interesting, and a good presenter. I came away with not only a better understanding of what a foley artist *is* but also the kind of expertise someone like Adam has to develop to do great work. Learned a handful of “audio formulas,” for classic sounds. I think everyone should do this.
This was excellent - especially if you care about how Movies and TV are produced, but interesting for anyone, I suspect. Adam was kind, interesting, and a good presenter. I came aw…
Rachel
November 2020
Adam was an engaging and energetic host. We loved the demonstrations of foley and seeing some of his work in action. Adam was very welcoming and encouraged questions throughout the experience. He included times for audience participation (don't worry...you're not put on the spot at all). Just a ton of fun. Highly recommend this experience!
Adam was an engaging and energetic host. We loved the demonstrations of foley and seeing some of his work in action. Adam was very welcoming and encouraged questions throughout the…
Katie
November 2020
I knew this would be great based on reviews but it turns out to be extra awesome! Recommended for kids too - my 10 yr old loved it.
Ana Gabriela
November 2020
I booked the experience for my husband’s birthday. Him and his friends had a fantastic time and were pleased with all the things the learned!

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.