Topic 1 What is foley?

Foley describes a sound effect technique that is uniquely created for movies and television shows predominately, although foley can be found in live theatrical performances also.

Foley was originally used in live radio plays in the 1920s by the artist Jack Foley who then proceeded to lead discovery of methods and techniques still in use by foley artists in the industry today. 

Today, foley sound is created post-production, meaning after the scene is filmed, and aims to enhance the audio of the movie or tv show and creates a fuller audio experience for the audience. The sound that is created, must match the scene perfectly and the audience should not be able to tell that the sound was seperately created. This way it creates an intimate immersive and realistic experience for the audience.

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