What foley sounds are and what they are used for?

Hello Everyone,

It’s Josh here from Loveridge Digital, this week on “Getting into it with Loveridge Digital” we are going to cover what foley sounds are and what they are used for?

Foley sounds are pieces of audio that are recorded to be included as part of a production with the goal of enhancing the piece or making it more immersive, The special thing about foley sounds is that they are recorded separately to the production and are often done in the post-production phase, Typically these will include items such as footsteps, door closing, soundscapes and much more. The funny thing about foley sounds is that often they are the sounds that the team on the production day tried their best to avoid !
Now you may ask why avoid recording these sounds only to add them back in later?
Well the benefit of excluding these sounds during the production is that the editors in post have full control of the sounds and are able to control the volume,quality and acoustics of the foley sounds, this in turn creates a much more immersive piece as compared to recording them during the production.

Without Foley, a project often sounds incomplete and lifeless, oftentimes people will describe it as “It’s as if the piece was shot in a vacuum”, The goal of any project is to be as immersive and breathtaking as possible and to really bring the story to life we employ the use of foley sounds.

Next time you watch a video be sure to listen out for foley sounds as you will be surprised what you can hear when you actively listen for it!

Thank you very much for taking the time to watch the video, I hope you found it informative and engaging, until next time.

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