The subject of this all-too-short behind-the-scenes portrait is Gary Hecker, a Foley artist whose filmography may very well make your brain explode. His job is simple in concept, but amazingly complex in execution: He has to look at the finished film and recreate every single sound in the film, from footsteps to horse hooves to crashing cars. As you will see in the video, it's not a simple task, and Hecker truly has to "perform" to achieve each and every sound to give it proper authenticity. Watching him slowly "build" the sounds of a horse riding past the camera for a brief sequence in Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood' is a sight to behold. This is real movie magic.
If you care about the art of film production in any way, this is five minutes worthy of your surely valuable time. Check it out after the jump.