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Overview (1)

Nickname JR

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John Roesch is a professional foley artist that has worked in the film business for over 30 years. He was an actor at Radnor High School and attended the United States International University School for Preforming Arts in San Diego for one year. During that time, he, along with 3 other peers, created a short film called " Indian Magic is What You See". This won the San Diego Film Festival in 1972, Spring-boarding from there, he attended New York University and graduated with a BFA in Film. He then applied and was accepted to the American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow . As fate would have it, a fellow filmmaker asked if he could "help" with the sound on the film she was working on and that was his first taste of foley and he never looked back from there. He is a member of Local 700 , Motion Picture Sound Editors, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He still loves his job to this day. He credits much of his success to those he has met along the way especially his foley partner, Alyson Moore and his foley Mixer, MaryJo Lang.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Roesch

Trivia (9)

Was an Avid rock climber and spelunker in High School.
Mother, Cathy, was the unofficial " greeter" at Warner Hollywood (aka Goldwyn Studios) and introduced John to many actors and actresses.
Was the first foley artist, along with his then partner Joan Rowe and foley mixer, Tim Sadler, to use an ECM-50 microphone for "over the top" foley in motion pictures.
Hosted, along with the rest of his Foley team, the First Lady, Michelle Obama and her children in a demonstration of the way foley is created at Warner Brothers Studios.
With his foley partner at that time, Joan Rowe, used "jello" to help create the "squishy" sound of ET's body movement.
Hosted, along with the rest of his Foley team, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, in a demonstration of foley at Warner Brothers Studios.
Borrowed from fellow foley artist, David Fein, the famous MGM horse hoof props to use on the deck scene for "The Black Stallion".
Did all of Michael Jackson's dance foley in the music video, "Thriller".
Serendipitously, Gus Koven had Alyson, MaryJo and John did some water and silverware cues which ended up in a few spots in Daft Punk's " Random Access Memories.".

Personal Quotes (1)

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

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