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Sound Design for Low & No Budget Films by Patrick Winters

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Chapter 9 Foley

Who or What is Foley?

Figure 9.1

Figure 9.1

Foley History

The history of Foley began with a man named Jack Foley who worked at Universal Studios in Hollywood. Talkies were making a big hit in cinemas in the late 1920s, so Universal decided to turn their silent movie, the musical, Show Boat, 1929, into a talkie. Yes, I’m not kidding, it was shot as a silent musical. The producers asked Jack Foley if ...

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