How the sound effects are really made

The rattling of car keys, a door slamming, the clatter of plates. Of ordinary, every day sounds, foley artist Alyson Dee Moore re-create, in an extraordinary way. You can’t know what you mean, but you’ve heard, ” she said in a video revealing how it creates the sound effects in films such as The Matrix, The Dark Knight, and Frozen.

Moore has been a foley artist for over 30 years, meticulously recreate the sound effects that are timed to match what is happening on the screen. You shouldn’t notice it should just fit perfectly.

The video offers a glimpse inside the Moore studio, which is full of junk scuffed shoes, bunch of flower pots, crutches leaning against the wall and the shelves filled with coconut shells. And there is an overview of the process of decision-sounds like space helmets of collision (involving a pine cone) or joints of cracking (using raw lasagna noodles). As Moore’s mixer Mary Jo Lang comments, Foley is a unique kind of sound, because it is larger than life, but it always seems like life.