Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

The character of a sound

Marko Costanzo is at his best when a film script describes a sound that conveys an emotion, such as placing a glass down ‘fearfully’. Finding the sound, which perfectly evokes the emotion emphasized on screen, is where the artistry rests.

Costanzo is a Foley artist, named after pioneering sound recordist Jack Foley (1891-1967), who's credited with being the first to use the then groundbreaking technique of recording sound effects in-sync with actions you see on screen. Costanzo follows in the footsteps of this great innovator by combining Foley's time honored craft with his own brand of infusing sounds with emotion. His job is to give sounds a character, thus bringing them to life.

Costanzo has worked on such varied films as ‘Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Men in Black’ and ‘The Age of Innocence’. He has been part of the NYC postproduction community for over 35 years, learning from and working with the finest film, television and commercial editors, producers and directors available. 

Costanzo attributes his abilities in the Foley arts to his practice of magic, his love of video games and growing up working with his hands in his father’s interior design studio. When off the job, you can find him wandering the parishes of Barbados scuba diving and making balloon sculptures for the locals.



sound effects, Filmmaking, Sound, Sarasota 2016