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Foley is a post-production process in filmmaking which involves creating background sounds to enhance visual effects. These sounds include footsteps, rustling of clothes, squeaking of doors and breaking glass among others that are synced to the exact video frame. Foley adds a sense of reality to a video without which videos seem unnatural and awkward. Foley artists recreate these sounds in their studio and add them to videos to enhance the auditory experience of the film. They also cover up the sounds that are captured naturally while filming such as passing traffic or overflying planes. Another practice where Foley is commonly employed is dubbing of dialogues using Automatic Dialogue Replacement (ADR). Foley artists record the dialogues after film production and synchronize them with the film accurately for international distribution. If you require the addition of post-production sounds to your videos, you can opt for the services of Foley artists for hire on online freelance websites such as Guru.

What Is a Foley Artist?

Foley Artists use physical props to create realistic audio effects for videos. Unlike audio engineers or sound production experts, Foley Artists do not recreate sounds such as explosions or background noises from cars. Instead, they focus on the finer sounds that require a high degree of precision, such as stomping of shoes on the floor while a person walks. Foley Artists make fight scenes come alive by recreating sounds such as clanging of swords and punches. They use commonly available items for creating these sounds, for example, they flap gloves to indicate a bird flying away. Once all essential sounds are created for the film, they synchronize them perfectly to the ongoing action so that it seems that they were a part of the recording.

If you are looking for Foley artists for hire, you can connect with experts on some of the top freelancing sites. Before you opt for their services, you need to ensure that the person:

  • Is creative, imaginative and can make use of everyday objects to create unusual sounds

  • Can work with a variety of sound equipment and software for sound recreation and synchronization

  • Understands the post-production processes in filmmaking and can enhance the quality of the final video by adding relevant sound effects

Qualifications of Foley Artists

Expert Foley artists can help you come across as an experienced filmmaker through their creative sound effects. Here are some of the qualifications you should consider before you hire an expert.

  • Professional education and training in Film Production Techniques, Audio Production, and Recording Arts

  • Sound technical knowledge of electronics, acoustics, and sound editing

  • Extensive portfolio of several unusual sound effects created for different video producers

Benefits of Freelance Foley Artists

  • They can help elicit specific emotions in your audience such as fear, joy and anger through their sound effects.

  • They can help give depth and reality to your video by filling in long pauses.

  • They can help you come across as a professional video producer with expert knowledge of filmmaking.

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