ABSTRACT

202If someone decides to pursue a career as a Foley artist, there comes a moment when they realize that the responsibility to create the recipe for the sound falls on the artist and not on someone else. This is when they must ask the question, “Am I a chef or a cook?” This is not a question to be taken lightly for, in reality, all Foley artists are some combination of both. However, if an artist is at the stage where you are asking how to make a sound or how to approach a particular technique in Foley, you are leaning toward being a cook, which is a great place to start. This chapter is meant to help guide a new artist along with more specificity.