A guide to creating sound effects for your film.
Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films, videos, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. In this series, Insider looks at how sound designers get creative with sourcing and manipulating sounds for animals in films:
There are a couple of ways to go about producing the foley for your own film:
Try It Yourself
A quick search for royalty free sound will turn up resources like freesound.org – archives of pre-recorded sounds, of varying quality, that are free (of both cost and licensing) to use in your projects:
The best (and often most fun) way is to make your own foley. Parker Walbeck demonstrates many of the typical steps in the process – locating sounds, treating your room, setting up, props, rehearsing, recording, and layering sounds:
In order to create better sound for our films, we should first ask, “What do our ears see?”:
Many of the tricks behind the sound effects in some of the best-known movies ever made are surprising – and creative: