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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Foreword

 

 

In the sound arts there is always room for discussion and the sharing of different points of view and techniques. Many readers and some professionals have graciously commented that Chapter 17 of my own book was arguably the complete word on the art form, technique, and disciplines of Foley. Nothing could be further from the truth.

When I received an email inquiry from my publisher asking if I thought there was room for a dedicated book on Foley, I snapped back a reply without hesitation. I wrote that there absolutely was room for a book on Foley—but, in my opinion, only if it were written by Vanessa Ament.

As a veteran filmmaker myself, I am well aware of the lack of understanding among some producers and directors about how much ...

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