Its Foley Time

It was brought to my attention in the first quarter of school that Foley was how movies would get a lot of their sound FX.  Sound design in general was a new realm of audio engineering but the idea of taking a bunch of random crap and moving it around, blowing it up, stepping on it or smashing it sounded like a career path that would suit me.  It’s what inevitably happens when drinking out in the country so if I can apply those skills a bit more professionally, I might have a sweet career path on my hands.

For Post Production class we are assigned to apply all the sound to a minute long movie that was given to us.  Even though the movie is only a minute, there is much that goes in to designing sound.  The sound of walking outside and how it changes when they come inside takes quite a bit of tweaking with EQ and re verb.  I bought a sweet little Zoom H2 recorder and recording sounds in sync with the video is entertaining and probably quite embarrassing if anyone were to watch. This is a project that I am very happy about and am excited to hear the final product.

Video of a professional Foley Artist

Man Doing Foley


About petetjohnson

I have recently graduated from the Institute of Production and Recording with a degree in Audio Production Engineering. I will return to earn another degree in Sound Design for the Visual Media. This has been a career that I have always wanted and I finally found the school that can get me there. My focus is in post-production and sound design. The projects in school have prepared me for various tipes of post-production, sound design and field recording techniques. I would like to stick around in the Twin Cities area and gain professional experience working on anything post, digital video editing, field recording or sound design related. View all posts by petetjohnson

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