FoleyThe Art of Footsteps, Props, and Cloth Movement

Publication year: 2012
Source: Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 2012, Pages 425-463

David Lewis, Yewdall

 Summary: Like so many breakthroughs in technology or procedure, the mother of invention is usually forced into a dedicated ingenuity by individuals with little choice but to do something never done before—not because they want to, but because they have to. Such was the case with people like Jack Foley. During the first few years of the talkies, sound effects were almost always recorded on the set along with the actors’ voices. Many scenes were not filmed using sound equipment and required direct-to-picture effects to augment them. In those early years many sound editors performed their own custom effect needs, but,…