The Sound Designers Of Life
What are the activities Foley Artists perform?
What trade school/college can I attend to pursue this career?
Jack Donovan Foley is the father of motion picture sound effects. Though he never received a screen credit for his work, Foley invented many of the techniques for creating (or re-creating) sound effects for film, television, and radio. During the filming of Spartacus (1960), Stanley Kubrick wanted to reshoot a scene of the massive Roman army to get the sound of their metal shields and swords clashing just right; Foley jingled a set of keys in front of a microphone and called it a day. The pioneer has since been vindicated, as every Foley artist working in film, TV, and video games bears his name.
What is the salary range for this job?
The typical wage for an experienced foley artist is between $400 and $450 a day, while non-union foley artists who have less experience make around $200 a day for uncredited work
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Why is this career interesting to me?
I enjoy making noise, being raised with so many younger siblings it just comes naturally. I had heard of this job before but never knew the name of it and it just interested me that so much work has to be done in order to make the movie as realistic as it is.