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30 C I N E M O N T A G E B A Y A R E A By Peter Tonguette A bout a decade ago, when New York-based Foley artist Rachel Chancey was in the market for a new home, she had an unusual list of requirements. "Most people, when they buy a house, RACHEL CHANCEY RECORDS HER FOLEY WORK IN THE BASEMENT OF HER BROOKLYN BROWNSTONE "This is on the ground floor — sort of ground control, the main edit room. The sign came from my father's motorcycle shop down in Louisiana. I got the sign when that shop closed, so now it's Chancey's Foley Studio — although I do call my Foley place Props and Pits. I'm leaning on a sound blanket that's been thrown over a coat rack that I can move from room to room." Sound Home P H O T O S B Y S A R A H S H A T Z go up to the kitchen or look at the master bedroom," Chancey said. "I always bee- line straight down to the basement. No one can figure out why." In fact, a basement that is quiet and dry is not just an attractive amenity but an integral part of Chancey's work life: During a long career as a Foley artist, she has done most of her recording for films and TV series in her basements, first in a previous home on Long Island and now in her current brownstone

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