The Secret World of Foley, A Film That Goes Inside the Fascinating World of Ambient Sound Creation

The Secret World of Foley“, a short film by Third Man Films that explores the fascinating world of ambient sound creation and the artists who specialize developing these perfectly-timed sound effects films. Spotlighted are two such foley artists, Sue Harding and Peter Burgis, both of whom are highly respected in the field.

The Secret World of Foley’, takes us on a journey into the little known world of Foley Artists, who bring films to life by adding sound effects in post-production. We follow a multi-award winning two person team of Foley Artists and watch as they work together to bring to life a film about one morning in the life of a fishing village on the English coast. With their perfectly timed and precisely judged sound effects they transform the film as they interpret every sound detail, using props from their vast props store. This film shines a light on a little known film art form and is a testament to magic and wonder of Cinema itself.

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via Short of the Week

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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