Jack Foley (sound effects artist)

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Jack Foley
Jack Donovan Foley

(1891-04-12)April 12, 1891
DiedNovember 9, 1967(1967-11-09) (aged 76)
Other namesJoe Hyde (pen name)[1]
OccupationSound effect artist ("Foley artist"), humorist[1]

Jack Donovan Foley (April 12, 1891 – November 9, 1967)[2] was the developer of many sound effect techniques used in filmmaking. He is credited with developing a unique method for performing sound effects live and in synchrony with the picture during a film's post-production. Accordingly, individuals engaged in this trade are called "Foley artists".

He worked on pictures such as Melody of Love (1928), Show Boat (1929), Dat Ol' Ribber, Dracula, Spartacus, and Operation Petticoat. For his work in Hollywood, Foley received the Motion Picture Sound Editors' Golden Reel Award.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "The Story of Jack Foley". FilmSound.org.
  2. ^ Chalakoski, Martin (Jul 12, 2017). "Jack Foley: The artist who brought natural sound into motion pictures". The Vintage News. Retrieved 18 July 2017.

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