Westchester, New York— Foley artists from Alchemy Post Sound will reveal the magic behind the Foley sound effects they created for FX’s critically-acclaimed limited series Fosse/Verdon in a special panel discussion at NAB Show New York. Post Magazine Editor in Chief Linda Romanello will moderate the session, dubbed “All About Fosse,” between Alchemy Post Sound Lead Foley Artist Leslie Bloome, Foley Artist Joanna Fang and Foley Mixer Ryan Collison. The session is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Javitz Center (Stage 2).
Those wishing to attend this event may do so for free by entering the code EP06 when registering for NAB Show New York.
Nominated for 17 Emmy Awards, Fosse/Verdon is the story of choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and his collaborator and wife, the singer/dancer Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). Working under the direction of supervising sound editors Daniel Timmons and Tony Volante, Alchemy Post Sound performed and recorded hundreds of custom sound effects to support the show’s sultry dance sequences and add realistic ambience to its historic settings.
Leslie Bloome has worked as a Foley Artist for nearly 30 years at many of the industry’s premier Foley stages, including Sony Picture Studios, The Saul Zaentz Center and Alchemy Post Sound. Accumulating over 400 feature film, TV, animation and gaming credits, Bloome has been nominated for several MPSE Awards and won an Emmy Award for his work on “Cartel Land.” Leslie also performs live theatrical Foley, including a sketch on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Joanna Fang is a Foley artist at Alchemy Post Sound. Fang has performed Foley for countless films, documentaries, television shows, live theater, and experimental media. In 2016, she was recognized by the Television Academy as the first openly transgender woman of color to win a Primetime Emmy for her sound work on A&E’s “Cartel Land.” She is a graduate of NYU’s Kanbar Institute of Film and Television .
Ryan Collison joined Alchemy Post Sound in 2005 after 15 years as a Foley Mixer at Sound One, New York. His many credits include The Last Days of American Crime, High Maintenance, High Flying Bird, Midnight in Paris, Chicago, The Wire, The Wrestler, Precious, Treme and The Royal Tenenbaums. He has worked with great filmmakers such as Woody Allen, Darren Aronofsky, Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, David Mamet, Barry Levinson and Sidney Lumet. He is a graduate of New York University and Florida Atlantic University, and attended the program at the New York Film Academy.
Linda Romanello is Post Magazine’s managing editor. With more than 20 years of industry experience, she is a veteran of the professional post and broadcasting markets and has held key editorial roles with several leading industry publications. In her role with Post, she is focused on the postproduction industry’s key technologies, players and emerging trends and provides overall strategic direction of the development and expansion of the publication.
About Alchemy Post Sound
Alchemy Post Sound is a 3,500 square foot, dedicated Foley studio designed specifically for Foley by resident Foley Artist Leslie Bloome. The company’s Emmy Award-winning staff has created sound for numerous major feature films, long-running television series, independent films and popular games. Alchemy’s services also include music recording, live Foley performance, video production, ADR, and sound design.