Intro to Foley - Full Session
From Evan Wilson on January 13th, 2021
This induction assumes no prior experience and will cover group and solo recording situations - in professional recording studios and at home. It will give a grounding in foley recording, editing and mixing and how this fits into the wider subject of sound design.
What is Foley?
Foley is the art of recreating sounds for films, in post-production, to match on-screen action. The sounds are performed by ‘foley artists’ along to visuals. Foley artists will watch back the edited footage and act out the sounds along to the video.
Often the objects used to create the foley sounds will not match the objects used in the footage: snapping celery used for breaking bones, corn flour in a bag used for crunching snow sounds, frying bacon for the sound of rain etc.