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Foley sound

This step is an introduction to Foley art, and has a video clip with Foley artist, John Fewell.

Foley sound is live action sound recreated in a studio. The hands-on nature of the creation of Foley sounds, using everyday objects, makes it achievable for people of any age. Foley sound takes its name from Jack Foley, a sound editor at Universal Studios.

Of course, sounds can also be created using musical instruments or apps, but the kinaesthetic learning process, without the need for specialist musical knowledge, makes creating Foley sounds a sensory experience to draw upon when reading and writing, and enables deeper learning.

John Fewell has been a Foley artist for over 20 years, working on films including Gosford Park (2002) and Panic Button (2011).

In the interview above, John shared with us some of his best kept secrets on the creation of Foley sound, and in the following steps we’re going to create some written text using images for inspiration and then create Foley sound to illustrate our writing.

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