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ERIC Number: EJ921152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
You're a What? Foley Artist
Vilorio, Dennis
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v55 n1 p34-35 Spr 2011
In this article, the author talks about a small occupation of sound reproduction specialists known as foley artists. Foley artists work behind the scenes in filmmaking and television, using props to recreate all the physical sounds that are integrated into a movie or TV show. These sounds need to be recreated because the microphones used on a set or on location are designed to capture dialogue. As a result, sounds other than dialogue seem quiet or are lost. Foley artists create almost all sounds in a studio, far removed from the crews and crowds associated with a filming set. There is no school or apprenticeship program for foley artists, and education requirements are minimal. As is the case throughout the film industry, connections are important. The best way to break into foley work is to find an established foley artist who is willing to mentor. Today, most foley artists still stumble into the occupation; many trained as dancers or actors. A film or sound production background is especially helpful to those who get into foley work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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