"God, I Love My Job!" Welcoming Mistakes and Exploding Stuff: The Life of Sound Effects Guru -- Ric Viers

December 23, 2014 9:09 PM

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Perhaps it's osmosis, but Ric Viers has noticed that his son seems to have his dad's ear. In the middle of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, there is a Foley mistake--a sword that didn't clash to the ground. "And I saw it and I just kind of smiled, but before I could even say anything, my kid leans over and says, 'Dad, they forgot one of the sound effects.'"

After years of on-the-job training, sound effects expert Viers has learned valuable lessons for not just audio but life, not the least includes keeping one's car keys in the refrigerator.

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