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The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation

The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation
Author: Vanessa Theme Ament
ISBN 13: 9780240811253
ISBN 10: 240811259
Edition: 1
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2009-01-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
List Price: $46.95

Craft the environmental sound effects that are essential to making your media project feel authentic to the audience. Learn how Foley is designed, crafted and edited, including the nuts and bolts of spotting, cueing, and performing sounds. Build your own Foley stage with the detailed instructions and illustrations provided.

Creative inspiration is crucial to this performance art, and The Foley Grail is packed with it. Renowned artists, editors and mixers share stories, techniques and perspectives on what is necessary for different projects, how technology has changed the craft over the years and their own methods for creating different effects.

The companion DVD includes video demonstrations of Foley artists at work illustrating their respective creative processes, stage techniques and prop handling.

"Wow! ...a fascinating read for anybody interested in Foley...Vanessa reveals the mysteries of Foley as one of the few masters of the craft. She explodes all the myths, and tells you what really goes on behind the scenes. I'm going to make sure all the young people I work with read this." —Randy Thom, Director of Sound Design, Skywalker Sound