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Subject: What is a foley artist
Content: A  foley artist  on a  film crew  is the person who creates many of the natural, everyday  sound effects  in a film, which are recorded during a session by a  recording engineer . Before the session, a project will be cued, with notes kept about what sounds need to be created during the foley session. Often, the project will have a  sound supervisor  who will dictate what sounds need to be covered in a foley session and what needs to be created by special (audio) effects, which is generally left to the  sound designer . Sound effects and foley are added during post-production to dialog and real effects that were picked up by microphones on-set. Sometimes (especially in the case of cartoons, many Italian films, and almost all  Bollywood  films) there is no sound recorded on-location, and all the sounds need to be added by the foley artist and sound designer, and dubber. The Foley artist may also accent existing sounds to make them more effective—enhancing the sounds of a fistfight may require thumping watermelons or cracking bamboo. Many Foley artists take pride in devising their own sound effects apparatuses, often using simple, commonly found materials. Some making-of  featurettes  show Foley artists at work. The term  Foley artist  is named after  Jack Foley , one of the earliest and best-known Hollywood practitioners of the art. Foley began his career in the film industry as a  stand-in  and screenwriter  during the  silent era , and later helped  Universal  make the transition from silent movies to  talkies . More info on  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foley_artist