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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Hang it as a Unit:

The Knack for Sync

 

 

The quality that causes the most anxiety for the beginning Foley artist is invariably sync. The ability to match the footfall of the character or match the action of the prop on screen is enough to cause any beginning Foley artist some trauma. Even the most experienced and talented Foley artists whose names appear on screen for all of the major films have had this anxiety. So, if this is a major worry for you then you are in good company.

The first time I entered a Foley stage was an unforgettable and strange experience. The year was 1980. The world had just discovered who had ...

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