At the home of sound editor Mark Mangini, our crew was able to capture a roundtable interview with four Foley artists who have decades of experience and countless movie credits between them. Pictured, from left, is Alyson Dee Moore, Kitty Malone, Ellen Heuer and Vanessa Theme Ament.
Foley is the creation of everyday sound effects for use in film, television and other video media during post production. Foley sound effects enhance the sound in a production greatly, and can be used to help dramatize the action or give the scene a certain feeling. Reproduced sounds can include footsteps, squeaking or slamming doors, glass breaking and so much more.
During their discussion, the four women talked about their experiences in the field, covering everything from the creativity in creating Foley to bigger issues like equality in the workplace and receiving proper credit for their work. Hear their full stories in our upcoming documentary, Amplified: Women in American Film Sound.