In film and video production, foley is the process of adding sound effects to bring a scene to life. Sound artists create and record the sounds that enhance a scene, making the audience feel like they are part of it.
Sound artists use objects to create the desired sound effects. For instance, they use footsteps for walking sounds or cloth for the sound of a flag flapping. They perform these effects live on a foley stage, a soundproof room with props and materials.
Good foley is vital for a seamless and immersive viewing experience. It reinforces the action on screen, making the film or video world more real and tangible.