Sound Foley

Sound foley is the subtle application of common sounds in a film or other video media. Sounds are applied to actions, movements, and the scene's atmosphere to make the film's world a representation of reality. A person's footsteps, opening or closing doors, background atmosphere, punches, and passing cars are all examples of possible sound foley.

The project's sound designer and foley artist record and gather the necessary sounds for the production, processes them to have proper spacial reverb and tone, and then add them to the film's audio track in sync with the action or needed atmosphere. This practice makes the viewer's experience of the film world seem more real, but ironically, most sounds and effects in film are overly exaggerated and manipulated (punches for example), and are usually far from accurate. The application of sound foley is expected in any high quality production.