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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Manipulation Techniques:

Performing the Props

 

 

One of the first questions that a Foley artist will be asked, whether it is a formal interview or a casual encounter is, “What did you use for (name of prop or event) in (name of movie)?” Most Foley artists, unless they have specific and routine props for most cues will respond with, “I don’t know,” “I don’t remember,” or “whatever worked at the time.” I am aware that these are not the most impressive answers, and the artists don’t want to disappoint. The truth is Foley artists don’t utilize any method for keeping records for what they used for unusual prop sounds. The ...

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