Without the Foley artist, movies would be, well, boring. And very quiet. Field recording during filming is good for picking up dialogue, but even the most expensive microphones are not capable of recording sound in an uncontrolled environment in the same way as the human ear hears them–because of that incredibly powerful Signal Processor alled the human brain. Add to that the expectations we movie fans have about how our favorite films sound and you get the unheralded Foley artist.

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