Arts & Entertainment

Film 101: Understanding Foley Sound and Why Foley Sound Is Important

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 3, 2021 • 4 min read

Movies are primarily a visual medium—but even the most breathtaking visuals fall short without sound effects. From the sound of footsteps creeping closer to the rustling of clothing as a character moves, foley sounds add depth to a film and immerse audiences into the onscreen world.