Custom Recording Sound Effects
The Real Fun and Adventure
“Why do you have to go clear out to Oklahoma to custom record aSteerman for? Save the money—use our crop-duster sound effectsfrom North by Northwest. Nobody will ever know the difference!”
– MGM/UA executive, dissuading the producerfrom custom recording sound effects forThe Aviator (1985 version).
I laid behind the low wall of rocks hastily piled together as an impromptu bullet-resistant shield to protect myself from the spray of lead I knew would be flying toward me at any moment. Having just signed a release of responsibility should I accidentally be wounded or killed, my partner, Ken Sweet, and my first assistant, Peter Cole, still tried vigorously to talk me out of placing ...