A sound effects technique for synchronous effects or live effects.
The Foley technique are named for Jack
Foley, a sound editor at Universal Studios
The good Foley artist must "became" the actor with whom they are synching effects or the sounds will lack the necessary realism to be convincing.
Most successful Foley artists are audiles; they can look at an object and imagine what type of sound it can be made to produce.
The foley crew will include the artist or "walker," who makes the sound, and a technician or two to record and mix it.
A foley stage often appear to be storage areas for the studio's unwanted junk. Metal laundry tubes are filled to the brim with metal trays, tin pie plates, empty soda cans, hubcaps, bedpans, knives, forks and broken staple guns. These crash tubes are used for anything from comedy crashes to adding presence (brightness and naturalness) to something as serious as a car crash.
in the floor is the heart of any Foley stage - the walking surfaces
(for the production of all types of footsteps)
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First version of this page 23/3 1997
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