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)

Comments (100)

  1. In upcoming movies i would guess what material theyre using for sound

  2. I’d love to be a Foley artist

  3. So my life was joke…I was listening false sounds…. but extremely appreciate their efforts and thoughts

  4. She dancing to the noises 👀

  5. I regret knowing about this but i appreciate it

  6. Heaven for asmr fans

  7. Never thought these things exist

  8. So what am i hearing right know is made?

  9. Maybe this is how sound effects in the movies are made.

  10. There is an invention called MIC!

  11. How you make the farts sounds.

  12. Trying to find an ASMR, like this one lmfao

  13. Thats true!I saw that In Dramas that theyre creating a sound for a movie or etc.

  14. If the sound is for snow sounds then
    Snow sounds are for sand sound

  15. 0:58 is that the sound of Minecraft walking??

  16. Wtf this channel was just 500k subs before look how it grew that much

  17. what kind of job du you have?

    its hard to explane

  18. obviously minecraft

  19. Its amazing😱😱😱😀

  20. บางทีก็อยากได้ยินเสียงจริงๆนะ สารคดีงี้ หนังไม่ว่ากัน

  21. Great job sir and very interesting to recreat

  22. Yes..duk dung bang sound when me&wife hitting together

  23. 3:37 "I wanna see how it sounds" 🤔🧐

  24. I honesly thought they used the sounds they were making while filming the movie with like extra microphones, i didn't think they made the sounds seperatly!

  25. This is so cool wow


  27. A partir de ahora no escucharé las películas de la misma manera

  28. okay this is cool and all but.. can they make an asmr video already?!

  29. I dont like fake sounds

  30. God damn I wanna be a foley artist

  31. My whole life was a lie

  32. Explain the coconuts in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

  33. I want these people to make ASMR videos

  34. 1:03 what's the music at this part?

  35. This is just Hollywood version of ASMR

  36. This is really amazing 😍

  37. She protect
    She attack
    But most importantly

    She mixes tracks

  38. 6:17 who sees the car door in the back

  39. Power of movie is sounds

  40. 3:35 I Want To "See" How It "Sounds"

  41. Why not just use the regular sound?

  42. Recommended gang???

  43. An asmr of this sounds 🤤😍


  45. Minecracft footstep sound😂

  46. This is the best use of brain. Great Innovations done by you

  47. That ruins the movies now it's not the same anymore xd

  48. Pornhub joins the group.

  49. I don't like the fake sound effects, no matter how good they are, they are still fake stuff. Sorry.

  50. It adds how unrealistic the movies are.

  51. Thanks for entertaining our ears. Hope you'll always happy and healthy. 😊😊😀😀❤

  52. My whole life was a lie!

  53. This made movies more beautiful to watch😍

  54. I have been fooled all my life. Lol

  55. I'm living in a fake world

  56. reality is often disappointed

  57. how do I apply for this job

  58. This is how many times they used the word Foley

  59. Malaysia doesn't snow. Can i just pretending it is the real sound? Idk 🤷🏻‍♀️

  60. After watching this video I want to sell my super duper expensive camera who wants it…lol

  61. You don't need any grades to do that. And i bet they get more money a month then you do a year!

  62. These r asmr artists before it was popular

  63. Why not just use the actual objects to create the sound

  64. I’m sorry but why not record the actual sound that it makes? For example, the waterfall, why not record the actual waterfall rather than recording a bucket being poured out onto a stone?

  65. Amsr videos

    Sound producers: Amatures..

  66. Oh God, that’s my job. I need that job. It’s was what I was born to do – you lucky people.
    Yours sincerely,
    The person who spent his life making noises, and was always mocked for it.

  67. Or just use the actual sound…

  68. Imagine animated movies like this

  69. This is legit my DREAM JOB

  70. Why is this video so depressed

  71. Ah so that’s where they get the Minecraft running sound 2:00

  72. What do you do all day?
    Step on cornstarch and slosh around in water

  73. My whole life has been a lie

  74. Why not just use a Neumann u 87 when filming… best sounds of the surroundings and real .., not recreated with props .

  75. This is so interesting and amazing

  76. This proves that my life is a lie

  77. I fucken hate this……so what about the cars with turbos

  78. why?
    Just take the sound of realife!

  79. Magics are fake just human tricks sorry for making u upset so yeah if magic was real our wolrd would be different

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