Foley: The Magic Dust of Movies

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period2 Jul 2019

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleFoley: The Magic Dust of Movies
    Media name/outletSydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd - 2SER Community Radio
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size5 minutes
    DescriptionIn the world of silver screen, it seems like everything’s coming to an end in 2019. The first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Game of Thrones, Star Wars at the end of this year, but while everyone praises the graphics, acting, and plot, what really brings out these colours is the post-production, specifically Foley effects. The best Foley art isn’t even noticed by an audience, but remove it from the final mix and there’s just something fundamentally missing in the cinematic experience. Ms. Alison Walker, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Arts in Macquarie University, helped us explain exactly what Foley is.
    Producer/AuthorJonathan Chang
    PersonsAlison Walker