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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition by Vanessa Theme Ament

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Chapter | thirteen

 

 

 

 

Hearing the Sweet Spot:

Editing Foley

 

 

Each sound editor has been introduced to the profession with the most modern type of technology available. Before the digital age, editors would have cut on optical sound or magnetic film. The optical soundtrack had a visual line, similar to the waveform of today, with which to decipher where sound would begin and end. The editor would have a visual cue as to what to edit. Magnetic film had no visual reference. The editor had to rely solely on the sound itself. When deciding where to edit in a sound or move the sync of a Foley cue, the editor would mark the place to cut on ...

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