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Vanessa Theme Ament

The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation

The Foley Grail: The Art of Performing Sound for Film, Games, and Animation

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This book teaches you how to master classic and cutting edge Foley techniques in order to create rich and convincing sound for any medium, be it film, television, radio, podcasts, animation, or games.

Award-winning Foley artist Vanessa Theme Ament demonstrates how Foley is designed, crafted, and edited for any project, down to the nuts and bolts of spotting, cueing, and performing sounds. Various renowned sound artists provide a treasure trove of indispensable shortcuts, hot tips, and other valuable tricks of the trade.

This updated third edition features the following:

  • New chapters dedicated to Foley in games, television, broadcasting, and animation, as well as what is new in sound for media education
  • A multitude of sound recipes that include proven Foley methods you can immediately use on your own projects
  • A diverse range of case studies from well-known films, shows, games, and animation
  • Interviews with current sound artists from around the world

By exploring the entire audio post-production process, this book provides you with an excellent understanding of where Foley fits in the business of filmmaking and is a perfect guide for both newcomers and experienced sound designers wanting to learn more about this art.

Accompanying the book are online resources featuring video demonstrations of Foley artists at work, video tutorials of specific Foley techniques, lectures from the author and more.

Author: Vanessa Theme Ament
Publisher: Routledge
Published: 11/26/2021
Pages: 268
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780367442248

About the Author

Vanessa Theme Ament is the former Edwin F. and Virginia B. Ball Endowed Chair in Telecommunications at Ball State University. She hails from the film industry in Los Angeles, where she was a Foley artist, sound editor, and voice actor for film and television. She has worked on many notable films including Predator, Die Hard, Noises Off, A Goofy Movie, Dolores Claiborne, Malice, RoboCop2, and Platoon, which won the Academy Award for Best Sound in 1986. She received her Ph. D. from Georgia State University in Moving Images Studies.

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