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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Chapter | seven

 

 

 

 

Animation Station:

Foley Defines Reality or Fantasy

 

 

Today’s animated films are completed in postproduction sound much the way live-action films are. The sound effects and Foley are added in after most of the animation is completed, or at least sketched in. This, however, was not always the case. In the early days of sound effects in animated films, the sounds—and there were very few—were recorded like the voices: before the animation was drawn. The animators had to draw the characters and movement synchronized to the voices and the sound effects. A crewmember, called the track reader, was responsible for analyzing, ...

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