Chapter | eleven





Magic Wind:

Unusual Foley Requests



About ten years ago, I was filling in for a Foley artist colleague on a straight-to-video Pocahontas sequel. The cueing had been executed by a well-intentioned, but seemingly inexperienced editor. One of the cues, a prop cue, was called “magic wind.”

When the editor called the stage to see how we were doing, we politely asked what he meant by “magic wind.” His response was some version of, “You know, do the wind that you see.” He probably was unaware that this request had two distinct problems: first, it was a sound design that was going to be handled by edited effects and second, ...

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