Working Hollywood: Gary Hecker makes noise for ‘Savages’
At age 16, Hecker first witnessed a session of foley — named after legendary Hollywood sound effects pioneer Jack Foley. After graduating from high school, Hecker dedicated himself to learning the craft during a six-month apprenticeship with his stepfather Bob Rutledge, who owned a sound editorial company.
More than 30 years later, Hecker, 51, has collaborated with top supervising sound editors such as Wylie Stateman and Lon Bender and won four Golden Reel Awards for his craft. He’s working on projects including director Zack Snyder‘s “Man of Steel” with his brother, supervising sound editor Scott Hecker.