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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Secrets of Hollywood Sound FX

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 268 reviews.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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 €352.

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
From €27
/ person
Fri, Nov 6
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
Private groups only
From €352 per group
From €352 per group
Fri, Nov 20
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EST)
€32 per person
€32 per person
Fri, Nov 20
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
€32 per person
€32 per person

Meet your host, Adam

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 268 Reviews
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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 268 reviews.

Erica
October 2020
Adam was super engaging! He taught our group some really cool behind the scenes movie magic. The more questions the better for Adam, gives him the ability to tailor the experience.
Charlie
October 2020
Adam was awesome- we learned so much. My kids all personally thanked me for this Zoom experience- they were totally into it. Education meets entertainment. Highly recommend.
Carole
October 2020
A really unique "behind the scenes" look at how TV shows and movies are made. He did more than just the noises, but also showed how it all comes together. Will recommend this to friends and family!
Catherine
October 2020
Wow! This was a fun one!! Grandparents on down to the little kids sat fixated on every insider tip and trick Adam shared with us. He was extremely knowledgeable, fun, approachable, and creative. This was an engaging presentation this afternoon that livened up our dinner table conversation and left more than one kiddo dreaming about working as a Foley artist. The grownups in our group had seen a lot of the projects Adam worked on-- from the TV show Cheers on up to Jumanji II. It's been interesting to think about those again from Adam's perspective. A fun, happy making experience for sure.
Wow! This was a fun one!! Grandparents on down to the little kids sat fixated on every insider tip and trick Adam shared with us. He was extremely knowledgeable, fun, approachab…
Kenna
September 2020
I did this for a virtual event for a non profit I work for. The group had an awesome time! Adam has a great sense of fun, comedy, and intelligent conversation about a cool and rare trade. It was very interesting and a good time was had by all 25 of us!
I did this for a virtual event for a non profit I work for. The group had an awesome time! Adam has a great sense of fun, comedy, and intelligent conversation about a cool and rare…
Katherine
September 2020
Adam’s Hollywood experience was a blast for our team happy hour. Even though we are all familiar with parts of the industry, it was fun to learn about a side of TV/film that is rarely seen. Adam is a great storyteller and kept the presentation moving forward at all times. His keeps it interesting and lighthearted. If you ever wanted to learn some Hollywood secrets, check out this experience!
Adam’s Hollywood experience was a blast for our team happy hour. Even though we are all familiar with parts of the industry, it was fun to learn about a side of TV/film that is rar…

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  • Fri, Nov 6
    9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €352 per group
  • Fri, Nov 20
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM (EST)
    €32 per person
  • Fri, Nov 20
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    €32 per person
  • Fri, Nov 20
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    €32 per person
  • Fri, Nov 20
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    €32 per person

Things to know

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.