‘The Foley Artist’ Is a Humorous Short Film in Tribute to the Person Behind Everyday Sounds
You know what they say: behind every good tooth brushing there is a cat being shaved with a hair trimmer. Or at least that’s how the world works in “The Foley Artist,” a short film by Feast Films. This funny take on the relationship between video and audio shows some creative sound production techniques that are just a little bit out there. But hey, you do what you gotta do.
As many of you know, the sound in films are usually completely added in or are the result of heavy production in post. Being able to control and perfect these ambient audio effects on set during filming is usually far too complicated and therefore require the help of a Foley artist. When we’ve seen the work of Foley before in behind-the-scenes videos, it has been almost comical in itself seeing the reality of what we are hearing and what we thought we were hearing. This short film is a nod to those seemingly extreme lengths a Foley artist will go to in order to get just the right sound for a project.