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The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation / Edition 2

The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation / Edition 2

by Vanessa Theme Ament


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415840859
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 276
Sales rank: 911,615
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Vanessa Theme Ament is a professional Foley artist whose credits include Platoon, Clue, Predator, Die Hard, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Noises Off, Beauty and the Beast, and other movies in addition to a long list of television shows. Vanessa is also an accomplished singer/songerwriter, sound editor, and teacher. Currently completing a PhD at Georgia State University, her dissertation examines how the cultural geography of Hollywood, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York has influenced the transition from analogue to digital sound.

Table of Contents




PART I What Foley Artists Do, and Why:

History, Theory, and Methods

Chapter one

Holy Foley:

The Evolution of a Craft: The United States

Chapter two

Noise vs. Sound:

Foley As It Is Used in the Various Genres

Chapter three

Single or Married:

Foley Used Independently or Combined with Sound Effects

PART II How Foley Artists Work:

The Protocols, Conventions, and Heirarchy

Chapter four

Fire in the Hole:

The Players and Their Responsibilities

Chapter five

Let’s Go Ahead and Go Back:

Spotting and Cueing

PART III Foley Beyond the Film Frame:

Games and Animation

Chapter six

Gaming The System:

Foley As It Lands in the Game

Chapter Seven

Animation Station:

Foley Defines Reality or Fantasy

PART IV The Practical Concerns:

The Art and Craft of Foley

Chapter eight

Walking in Their Shoes:

Performing the Footsteps

Chapter nine

Manipulation Techniques:

Performing the Props

Chapter ten

Hang It As A Unit:

The Knack for Sync

Chapter eleven

Magic Wind:

Unusual Foley Requests

PART V The Foley Companions:

Editing and Mixing

Chapter twelve

Mix and Match:

The Foley Mixer

Chapter thirteen

Hearing The Sweet Spot:

Editing Foley

Chapter fourteen

Fix It In Post:

The Dub

PART VI Nuts and Bolts

Where and With What?

Chapter fifteen

Scene Change:

The Foley Stage

Chapter sixteen

Chef or Cook:

Ingredients and Recipes

PART VII The Ghost of Foley Futures:

Looking Forward

Chapter seventeen

The Ivory Tower:

The Media School

Chapter eighteen

Foley Reflections:

Final Thoughts of Experts




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