Catalogued in two leather bound folders and with over five thousand entries, it's been used by sound editors on over three hundred movies.Sound effects were charged by how many feet of stock were used before eventually getting mixed into the final soundtrack.
With the introduction of non linear digital editing and the ease at which cd sound effect libraries could be accessed, the library soon gathered dust in Gerry's office.
Now after a long time spent ingesting the library into a digital file format it represents a fantastic wealth of sounds that's unique for the period it came from.
If you're searching for authentic sound effects for feature films, television drama,documentaries or games you'll find this library a rich source of new material and a valuable addition to your existing sound effects libraries.
Gerry (foreground) mixing on the Rupert Neve Stereo Console
Gerry Humphreys mixing John Schlesinger's Honky Tonk Freeway in 1980 with editor Jim Clark.
Film Sound Effects (FSE) was set up in 1966 by sound re-recording mixer Gerry Humphreys (Ghandi,The Italian Job,Blade Runner) and Oscar winning sound recordist Peter Handford (Out Of Africa, Frenzy,Hope and Glory). A rare collection of sound effects recorded by Peter on analogue Nagra, it was one of the first tape based libraries for Film And Television in the U.K.