Feast Films: The Foley Artist

July 9, 2016

How to Sound Design Your Life.

The Foley Artist sees a master of sound at work on a fashion film. If you’ve ever wanted to see the chasm between the finished product and the extraordinary lengths taken to produce it, this short is for you.

Director: Oliver Holms
Creative Direction: Hettie Griffiths, Rob Jarvis
Concept: Oliver Holms
Script: Oliver Holms, Hettie Griffiths and Rob Jarvis
Producers: John Brown, Danielle Harvey
Girl: Georgia Waters
Foley Artist: Ian Macnaughton
Director of Photography: Rob Jarvis
Editor: Hettie Griffiths
1st AD: Tim Dayman
Art Director: Katie Macgregor
Camera Assistant: Graeme Watt
Lighting Assistants: Jay Maude, Nicholas Bentham and Gwenaëlle Trannoy
Stylist: Nic Jottkandt
Sound: Maciej Miskiewicz
Hair & Makeup: Philippe Miletto
Animal Handler: Trevor Smith
Colourist: Oisin O’Driscoll at The Mill
Composer: James Pickering
Sound Design: Paul Darling
Special thanks to: Laura & Sebastian Frisk, Lauren Rowles, Eli at Stars Lane
Studio, The Mill, Pixi Pixel and ThreefourSnap

Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable.

Artists recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film often do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts. Foley sounds are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. It can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured on the set of a movie during filming, such as overflying airplanes or passing traffic.[2]




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