Focal Press Book: The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition - The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation (Hardcover)

Focal Press Book: The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition - The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation (Hardcover)

Focal Press Book: The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition - The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation (Hardcover)

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  • Author: Vanessa Theme Ament

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The Foley Grail, 2nd Edition from Focal Press presents classic and cutting-edge Foley techniques and written by award-winning Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament. The author goes over how Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any project, right down to the logistics of spotting, cueing, and performing sounds.

Along with various other sound artists providing shortcuts, hot tips, and tricks of the trade, the content teaches how to create rich, convincing sound for any medium, be it film, television, radio, podcasts, animation, or games.

Part 1: What We Do and Why
  • Chapter 1 - Holey Foley: The Evolution of a Craft
  • Chapter 2 - Noise vs. Sound: Foley as It Is Used in the Various Genres and Styles of Film, Animation, and Games
  • Chapter 3 - Single or Married: Foley Used Independently or Combined with South Effects
Part 2: The Protocols, Conventions, and Hierarchy
  • Chapter 4 - Fire in the Hole: The Players and Their Responsibilities
  • Chapter 5 - Let's Go Ahead and Go Back: Spotting and Cueing
  • Chapter 6 - Scene Change: The Foley Stage, Mixing Booth, and Prop Room
Part 3: The Art and Craft of Foley
  • Chapter 7 - Walking in Their Shoes: Performing the Footsteps
  • Chapter 8 - What We Use For ... : Performing the Props
  • Chapter 9 - Hang It as a Unit: The Knack for Sync
  • Chapter 10 - Magic Wind: Unusual Foley Requests
  • Chapter 11 - Mix and Match: The Foley Mixer
Part 4: Editing and Mixing
  • Chapter 12 - I Miss Mag: Editing Foley
  • Chapter 13: Fix It in Post: The Dub
Part 5: Looking Forward
  • Chapter 14 - The Ivory Tower: The Film School
  • Chapter 15 - Checkski: Final Thoughts of Experts
Part 6: Appendix "Post" Script: An Homage to Our Tutor
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • About the Author
  • About the DVD
New to the 2nd Edition
  • Entirely new chapters dedicated to Foley in games, television, broadcasting, and animation, as well as what is new in sound for media education
  • All new sound "recipes" that include proven Foley methods you can immediately use on your own projects
  • New case studies from well-known films, shows, games, and animations
  • Interviews with current sound artists from across the globe
  • An extensive companion website featuring video demonstrations of Foley artists at work, video tutorials of specific Foley techniques, lectures from the author, and much more
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 9781138130142 specs

Subject Foley creation and recording
Author Vanessa Theme Ament
Edition 2nd
Hard/Soft Cover Hardcover
Pages 276
Dimensions Not specified by publisher
Illustrations Not specified by publisher
ISBN Number 9781138130142
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published October 2015

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