Join SoundGirls for a webinar on the art of Foley.
Sunday, October 4
11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 7pm BST
Jamie Baker (she/her/hers) has been a professional audio engineer for over 20 years. She began her career in NY post in various jingle and post houses, worked as Sound One messenger, a machine room operator and recording engineer at Gun For Hire Post, a Foley recordist/editor/supervisor at C5, Inc., and a sound designer and re-recording mixer for various clients including HBO, MTV, PBS, Food Network, A&E, Discovery, Oxygen, and NBCUniversal. She has Golden Reel Nominations for “Life of Pi,” and “Kappa Mikey,” and is honored to have been on Phil Stockton and Eugene Gearty’s team as a Foley editor, especially when they won the Academy Award for “Hugo” and then were nominated again for “Life of Pi.” She has a mobile Pro Tools studio and is seasoned at working remotely as a re-recording mixer and sound editor.
Currently, Jamie continues to do remote freelance post audio work when she is not busy teaching Foley and Sound for Film and TV classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Jamie is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society, on the AES Education Committee, the PNYA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and has also been a mentor for SPARS and Cutter Connections. She has enjoyed acting as a Judge for the last 6 Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
Chelsea Body is a freelance audio engineer and sound editor based in Toronto. A classically trained multi-instrumentalist and post-production professional, she lends her skills to a varied selection of creative projects. Currently, she can be found working among the foley team on critically acclaimed productions such as ‘Handmaids Tale’ and ‘Marriage Story’.
Ronni Brown is a foley artist working on independent and blockbuster films, television shows, and video games at Skywalker Sound. She has received two MPSE Golden Reel Awards and won a 2020 Emmy for The Mandalorian. While she is most well known for her contributions to the Star Wars universe (earning the nickname “Princess Layers”), she started her career wearing 6-inch lucite heels for Somewhere, an independent film directed by Sofia Coppola.
Joanna, or Fang as she is known in the studio, is a New York Foley artist based out of Alchemy Post Sound. Fang has performed Foley for countless films, documentaries, television shows, live theater, and experimental media.
An alumna of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Joanna immersed herself in every facet of filmmaking and post-production studying under sound editor Marsha Moore McKeever, cinematographer Gordon Arkenberg, and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman. She fell in love with sound design and Foley during her time at NYU and after graduating with honors in 2013, started performing and working alongside her mentor Foley artist Leslie Bloome. Through her sounds, she has had the privilege of dancing for Bob Fosse/Gwen Verdon, stalking prey as The Invisible Man, rolling joints for High Maintenance, and crashing a bus for Ira Glass.
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. When she’s not in the pits; Joanna can be found writing poetry and prose, playing with her band, or advocating for transgender rights.
Anna Wright has been working as a highly credited Foley Artist at Boom Post since 2016. Before that, she honed her craft by watching, learning and recording a number of different artists in the day, then spending her nights putting those skills into practice on short films and animations.
With numerous Emmy, MPSE Golden Reel, Music & Sound Award wins and nominations, Anna has worked on such projects as Chernobyl, The Crown, The Aeronauts and Peaky Blinders.