So, the bunch of us finally got around to seeing The Avengers and we hung around through the credits because we were pretty sure there would be a monk’s reward at the end (there was). While the minutiae were crawling by we were making jokes (I wanna see who the caterer is) when my sister-in-law said she’d always been fascinated by foley and liked to see who the foley artists are.
Then she asked, “How does one become a foley artist, anyway?” There she had me. Are there classes in foley at CalArts’ film division. Do you kind of hang around the sound editor making a pest of yourself? Is there some kind of apprenticeship program? Just how would a bright-eyed, busy-tailed, heavy-footed youngster get started in the world of foley recording?