from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A technical process by which sounds are created or altered for use in a film, video, or other electronically produced work.
- n. A person who creates or alters sounds using this process.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. ,(US) The creation of sound effects, and their addition to film and TV images
- n. ,(US) A foley artist
As well as sight, sound is also recreated in studios in so-called 'foley sessions' in which sound is added to a film.
She has served as an editor, foley editor (sound specialty), and consultant.
I make pear sauce (like applesauce) for my infant son using a foley food mill.
July 19th, 2009 5: 21 pm ET shouldn't larry craig and mark foley be defending this guy?
This squeaky cabinet door sounds so much like Chewbacca's plaintive wail that I'm left wondering if it isn't the source of the original foley effect.
Thus, when two characters walk down a street, two foley artists on a soundstage are creating the click of their heels on the concrete; later, if they have a cup of tea, foley artists perform the "cup downs."
Once a film has been shot, sound effects are either recorded, obtained from an effects library or provided by foley artists (named after sound-effects pioneer Jack Foley), who meticulously create sounds while watching the film to coordinate with what's happening on screen.
Then there are the beloved tricks of the foley trade: Celery stalks are often broken to re-create the sound of breaking bones, or a watermelon covered in crackers is whacked with a stick to simulate the sound of someone's brains being bashed in.
It reminds me of the featurette I saw years ago of the foley artists that worked on Star Wars.
Was the foley artist on this picture Jonesy from the Police Academy movies?
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