The Sonic Society

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The Sonic Pioneer Ora Nichols


Being the first sound effects woman came with its challenges. Actors and directors were still learning to value her trade as a much they valued their own. Ora Nichols worked with Orson Welles frequently, but there was an ongoing tension between the two over how sounds were created.

Ora Nichols thought that the best sound effects could sometimes come from sources other than the object itself. For example, an egg beater on the radio sounds more like a lawn mower than an actual lawn mower.

Congratulations Ora! Thanks so much for your work in foley and sound effects and Happy Woman’s Day!

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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