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n. 1 (context uncountable US English) The creation of sound effects, and their addition to film and TV images 2 (context countable US English) A foley artist

Foley, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama
Population (2000): 7590
Housing Units (2000): 3468
Land area (2000): 14.280885 sq. miles (36.987320 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.013234 sq. miles (0.034276 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 14.294119 sq. miles (37.021596 sq. km)
FIPS code: 26992
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 30.405594 N, 87.681509 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 36535
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Foley, AL
Foley, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
Population (2000): 2154
Housing Units (2000): 793
Land area (2000): 1.875389 sq. miles (4.857234 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.875389 sq. miles (4.857234 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21536
Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
Location: 45.663785 N, 93.910983 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 56329
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Foley, MN
Foley, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
Population (2000): 178
Housing Units (2000): 74
Land area (2000): 0.146511 sq. miles (0.379463 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.146511 sq. miles (0.379463 sq. km)
FIPS code: 24886
Located within: Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
Location: 39.045316 N, 90.742449 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 63347
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Foley, MO

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Foley (musician)

Joseph McCreary, Jr., known professionally as Foley, is an American composer, musician, and photographer who is best known as the "lead bassist" with trumpeter Miles Davis from 1987 until 1991. With his custom-made Blue Marble bass, tuned nearly an octave higher than a standard bass guitar and processed through various effects, Foley was able to create the illusion of a lead guitarist.

Foley (filmmaking)

Foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to film, video, and other media in post-production to enhance audio quality. These reproduced sounds can be anything from the swishing of clothing and footsteps to squeaky doors and breaking glass. The best Foley art is so well integrated into a film that it goes unnoticed by the audience. It helps to create a sense of reality within a scene. Without these crucial background noises, movies feel unnaturally quiet and uncomfortable.

Foley artists recreate the realistic ambient sounds that the film portrays. The props and sets of a film often do not react the same way acoustically as their real life counterparts. Foley sounds are used to enhance the auditory experience of the movie. Foley can also be used to cover up unwanted sounds captured on the set of a movie during filming, such as overflying airplanes or passing traffic.

The term "Foley" is also used to describe a place, such as Foley-stage or Foley-studio, where the Foley process takes place.

Foley (surname)

Foley is a surname which originated in Ireland, in the southeast Munster region. The name is derived from the original modern Irish Ó Foghlú and older Irish Ó Foghladha, meaning "plunderer". The Lord of the Decies (the Waterford area of Munster) was a title attributed to some early Foleys.

Usage examples of "foley".

I wondered how many other new ships were at sea that night, steaming out of other bays and rivers toward the war, each with its crew of Blackwells and Beaches, Foleys and Ferronis, Hickses, Helimans and DeCosters.

Going over the causeway at Haulover Cut, Foley threw his brand-new Marlins baseball cap out the window.

Foley then while men held him fast and other men plunged needles into him and Doctor Millhouse presided.

Foley tried to bolster himself up with a bottle of whiskey he was carrying in his pack, until Munson took the liquor away from him.

As Clive went crashing down, Munson was blasting shot after shot at the dodging, cursing figures of Foley and Ward.

Foley took the grape sherbert bar, thrust it quickly into his pocket, and disassociated himself from Larker.

Boneface by all, came up to Fred Foley when he was ready to inspect the lavender decay that was the sherbert bar.

Twitchell uttered a series of short little screams or yelps, and Foley made sure that Twitchell was dead.

Juan Morales has been the Filmore County Coroner for twelve years and a friend of Nick Foley for almost as long.

My father whispered in my ear that his neighbour was Captain Foley, of the Goliath, who led the van at the Nile, and that the tall, thin, foxy-haired man opposite was Lord Cochrane, the most dashing frigate captain in the Service.

The fact that the best part of it dated back to the czars didn't seem to matter to the current regime, probably, Foley thought, because all Great Russians wanted to appear kulturniy, and superior to Westerners, especially Americans, whose "culture" was far newer and far crasser than the country of Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Foley took stance with his left arm tucked into the small of his back and the coach gun leveled like a huge pistol.

The Sullivans were dirt poor, their house was disgusting, and Foley beat Violet up every chance he could.

Barton Foley and Ehwardo Poplanich were lying on the rugs scattered under the jacaranda tree, singing to Suzette's gittar while Muzzaf kept time with a spoon on his knee.

Their older son played on a junior hockey team, and the KGB officers who trailed them around had it written up in their file that Edward Foley II was a pretty good wingman for a seven-year-old.