The Magic of Making Sound

The Magic of Making Sound

(soft whimsical music)
(quiet pattering) – [Narrator] In Hollywood,
everything is magic and make-believe… – [Woman] Gloves with
paper clips are dog paws. – [Narrator] Even what you hear. – We are storytellers with sound. Over here we have a feather duster we use for bird–
(feathers fluttering) bird wings. We bring sound into the story, and we can create any
mood with that sound. – [Narrator] When you watch a film, much of what you’re hearing was created… (feet tromping heavily) From footsteps on a snowy path to a vicious thunderstorm. (leaves rustling) (thunder booming) – [Woman] Weather is a really
interesting thing to recreate. – They make it exciting. (chuckles) – [Woman] It depends on the
elements that we’re using, and how it’s filmed, and
what they wanna hear. – [Narrator] Here at the
Warner Brothers’ lot, Foley artists practice their craft; and if they do their jobs right, you won’t even notice. – [Woman] People take sound for granted, but you would miss it if it wasn’t there. (bag crunching) (pensive music) (cloth fluttering)
– Foley is the art of sound. It’s creating sounds in sync
with what’s happening onscreen. The art of Foley goes back
to the old radio days, where you would see the sound guys with their clomping with their coconuts. This is what we use for horse hooves. They’re plungers, and we stuff them with cloth and a little tape; and here we go. (muffled clopping) Jack Foley came in and he thought, “If I do those sounds in
sync with the picture, “I’ve just taken a whole step out.” – [Narrator] Jack Foley’s legacy in sound began in the 1920s, as
talkies swept Hollywood. Ever since, the reproduction
of sound effects added to film in post-production is called the art of Foley. – The Foley stage consists
of different surfaces. – This is walking on
leaves, or in a forest. (shoes clomping) (hissing and pattering) For snow, what we normally
use is regular play sand. And then to add to that, sometimes you hear that familiar crunch… Which, we use cornstarch. (bag crunches) Your ear hears snow; but
in actuality, it’s sand. (footsteps crunch) (solemn music) – It’s almost like a prop house. We have collected different things, because everything here
should make a sound. Here’s a classic squeaky
hinge. (metal squeaks) Pinecones can be used for
cracking ice. (faint crackling) – You have the three people
that are on the stage, the mixer and the two
Foley artists, which– It’s important that you
have a team that’s cohesive. – [Red Shirt] Y’know,
somethin’s cracking, popping. I don’t know what it is. – [Man] Is it this?
(leaves rustling) Sometimes it takes a
little trial and error to see what works best. Hold on. – We have a streamer that
goes across the screen, and when the streamer gets to the end, that tells us when that
sound should start. (rustling) It’s an interesting dance. There’s really nothing that we can’t do here, imagination-wise. – Right now, we’re in the control room, and it’s where I mix; and I listen to them
performing to the picture. I try not to look at them, because I really don’t wanna
see what they’re using. I wanna see how it sounds. (playful music) (thunder crackles) – All sound is two elements
hitting one another. – With rain, if it’s hitting a puddle, or if it’s hitting someone’s face, that’s all gonna sound different; so those are very specific little things that we have to watch and look at. Okay, Mary Jo. – [Mary Jo] Here we go. (liquid pattering) (high-pitched chirping) (distant thunder) – Wind is interesting because it’s usually what the
wind is blowing through. – Alice is gonna use the Batman
cape to create the sails, and I’m going to create the boat actually going through the water. Okay, let’s go. (fabric fluttering)
(water splashing) – If we’re doing a boat
going through waves, we would use the big tub that we have to get that slapping sound, or churning up the water a
lot in the tub with our hands. It’s a lot of sound, like– Like a lot of things
artistic, is very subjective; so, I have to make that judgment call. There’s a great moment when
you get the perfect sound; and they don’t always know it, but I do. – How was that, Mary Jo? – [Mary Jo] Sounded great. – When there are multiple
weather elements involved, we might do all the specific things first, and then go back and do
maybe a general sound. We have a shot here of a hiker
coming down the waterfall, so I’m doing the sound of
the carabiner and his rope, and his equipment. (metal squeaks) How was that? – [Mary Jo] That was cool. – Great. (water sloshing) (water splattering) – So, I’m gonna play it back all together, and see what we’ve got.
(keyboard clacking) (water splashing)
(metal squeaking) – We really layer everything so the mixers can mix
how they wanna hear it; and we do things also that
are a little over the top, because we have to fight with
music, sometimes dialogue, but hopefully when you hear it at home, it’ll sound just like
it should be natural. (water splashing)
(metal squeaking) (electronic beep)

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “The Magic of Making Sound

  1. secondboris8181 secondboris8181 says:

    От делать людям нехрен. Дебилы. Бесполезные.

  2. Walter Catari says:

    Me siento estafado 🙁 ese sonido de tormenta ni es real, mejor es grabar una tormenta

  3. F K KHALEEL says:

    Malayali undo

  4. kk ekorea says:

    Fake sound in a real documentary

  5. ELHADI FETTAH says:

    Whay don't just use the real sounds ❓❔❓❔❓❔❓❔

  6. Treasure Out says:

    But you don’t want to walk on real snow, what type of happiness you get cheating ppl.

  7. Xeeshan ali says:

    Awesome work guys

  8. Jeremiah Lyles says:

    Great. Enjoyed it

  9. Jay Cee says:

    And this is how I make the sound of someone dying:
    Grabs knife and stabs someone to record it.

  10. Fer Guso says:


    +62 ?

  11. Souvik Sardar says:

    It is wonderful and amazing

  12. Zubayer Hossain says:

    Most people in the comments are like why do they use fake sounds or this is how they fool us or I'm so mad these aren't real or they ruined my movie experience like STFU
    Do you expect them to fly in the sky to record a thunder storm or wait for winter for recording snow sound smh

  13. YÆNNENA says:


  14. YÆNNENA says:

    I thought was an ad

  15. subhash ranjan says:

    Well done Folley artists & team!

  16. Kendy Japri says:


  17. Sergio Alvarez says:

    What do one want to study to end making noises for a living?

  18. Sergei Po says:

    Кругом одни продделки

  19. kreiion says:

    Nice ! ….but Jean Michel Bruitage is better.

  20. Vicky Sharma says:

    Baki ka bakwas band Karo yar sound to clean sunnane hi nhi dete ho

  21. Jerky says:

    Why dont they just use the natural sound, its not like there is a shortage of microphones.

  22. Heinrich von Werdenfels says:

    Mein Leben ist eine Lüge…

  23. Shock Wave says:

    This is Dolby

  24. Killer Raspberry says:

    One doesn’t just lie to me like that

  25. 2660016A says:

    I know it’s not always possible, but why not try to record the actual sound of the thing you’re filming where possible?

  26. René Ernesto says:

    pretty obvious

  27. Игорь Лобода says:

    А как же звуки всемогущего пердежа?

  28. Khadija Khan says:

    I heart broken with this fake ness around the world…. time to leave this world 😭😭😭

  29. Mauricio Sena says:

    This guys profession is interesting, but I didn't get the point of some of the recordings, for example, if you are filming a horse walking, it wouldn't be easier to get the original sound of the steps while filming? Why record it separately?

  30. Fishehunter AL says:

    And millennial music was born

  31. Ajay Kumar says:

    I really love that… I like to be part of it…

  32. Ajay Kumar says:

    How do you guys make the fast wind blowing sound during strome

  33. Janek Janko says:

    What is the music in background starting in 3:39 ??

  34. Lemba Ning says:

    My whole life was a lie 🤦‍♂🤦‍♂

  35. Abhishek says:

    And after this a dumb suck critics would rate it 6 on the scale of 10.

  36. Santosh Gurung says:

    Next thing you know, dialogue is foley

  37. Fernando Escalante says:

    idk why but they look exactly what i’d expect them to look like if that makes sense

  38. शिबराज बिश्वकर्मा सुन्चेउरी says:


  39. Data says:

    Dont watch movies, it's all fake, here's the proof. Thank you.

  40. Josh Bonsubre says:

    Even sounds in a movie is a lie

  41. classick12 says:

    Why record a fake weather when you can simple record a real one?…

  42. DUZTEM DE7IL says:

    This is really stupid… Filming the natural sound while they are filming in action would be better used than manipulating the shit after… More mind manipulating bullshit…

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  44. FOREST OF DEATH says:

    Translate to indonesia
    Pasti itu sangat melelahkan

  45. 飯塚和行 says:


  46. EguHopojkee says:


  47. Central Scrutinizer says:

    ……..there is a guy out there who QUIT this business because of how screaming animal and screaming HUMAN sounds are ACTUALLY recorded. Look for it. The movie industry is plague.

  48. Stiven says:

    Здесь был ХУЙ

  49. Iman Mujahid says:

    My whole life was a lie

  50. SHRIDHAR REDDY says:

    Nice information

  51. Jayaram Putisari says:

    To creat the feel of originality the artists must know how the original sounds are like individually and collectively at distances the spectator is apparantly watching from etc. It really is a creative pursuit for creating as close to original as possible. Sometimes distorting the original may create more drama and may be preferred over the original. Amazing!

  52. Guillaume Labesse says:

    Is there a hollywood movie with natural sound without post production sounds made in studio ?

  53. D4rth says:

    I think they need a younger motivated and innovative team , these people are a lil slow and old

  54. X T says:

    Yeah and you're lip syncing with what youre actually saying on screen.
    Oh and I wouldn't mind having a job to play around in the sand, bathtubs and in the livingroom

  55. H P͟a͟l͟p͟a͟t͟i͟n͟A says:

    I wish a never watched this gay fake video

  56. Soma Goswami says:

    Super new idea

  57. Sagar Bastola says:

    Hats off

  58. ON OFF says:

    поверьте у снега совсем другой звук когда по сугробу ходишь, а не то что вы там изображаете.

  59. Heblo says:

    Movie: Sex scene
    Foley Artists: Uses a game disc and puts it into a microwave

  60. ezekiel lunas says:

    Tang in mo gago

  61. You Tube says:

    Great video

  62. Nawal singh rawat says:

    Randy Orton:
    I hear voices in my head . . .

    Foley Artists:
    I make noises everywhere . . .

  63. Nawal singh rawat says:

    This seems very interesting profession, honestly. How much money do they get paid?

  64. theartofshwa says:

    This is what I originally went to audio engineering school for – sound effects or foley for tv/movies and video games. I love this shit!

  65. Kris Ea says:

    I won't watch movies anymore after watching this.

  66. bigmamas inferno says:

    cuts to them shaking fake plants in unison

  67. Indonesia Raya says:

    Oufff. This looks complicated. Need a lot of creative ideas. Wooww.. 👍👍

  68. Long Nguyen says:

    Only porn movie has a real sound.

  69. SCOUT TUTORIAL says:

    Amazing sir

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    I like sketti' and butter

  71. Zayd زيد Ntakirutimana نتكروتيمانا says:

    I wish I could be in this Studio
    My talent is dying 😩

  72. Pepa P says:

    doesnt sound much like the real thing


    1:45 bring back the beauty of those the time , that girl was awesome)

  74. Ramyagc29 Ramy says:

    The fist time for me to know that ,!!!! Green at the back to make actions and now that noise what next !!!

  75. Unsung Guardian says:

    “I listen to them performing”
    …If you know what I mean

  76. الناصريون TV says:

    عظيم احسنتم

  77. Абдулла Бекчанов says:

    Кругом обман

  78. Игорь Э-р says:

    Заеб….ли пиз…..ть

  79. Andy says:

    You are heroes



  81. Noor Khan says:

    Jo b h yrr but kmal techniques and han

  82. Denis Alferov says:

    Fucking bla bla bla

  83. योग राज says:

    This is fake

  84. Yves-Noël-Marie Gonnet says:

    Ça m'a beaucoup intéressé: Merci!

  85. Sarcastic me says:

    Great movie..worst studio.😁

  86. Arabic Teachers Kasaragod says:

    Effort is the father of quality

  87. Muhammad Kaleem says:

    O M G , today I saw how they are making fool to people,

  88. ноу ноу says:

    5:58 – фигня какая-то

  89. qazaqtyn balasy says:

    опмай опмай кемпир шалдарын кайтед

  90. Surrender Radio says:

    How can I become one?!

  91. glitter glitter says:

    now I feel relaxed here after scrolling many channels

  92. Billy Darley says:

    the only hollyweird profession that ever peaked my interest.

  93. meshak m says:

    Really talented nice

  94. Aalamgarha Balvir says:


  95. Buster Keaton says:

    Awesome job

  96. atinis says:

    Ok so this is how you fool us! 🙄

  97. khattak tours says:

    Wow amazing cheaten in movie

  98. Hugo Cardenas says:

    Just download sound app. Why make up noises.

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