The foley artist creates sound effects to accompany specific visual objects, movements, and sound sources, such as footsteps or punches. Specific duties will include:
- Generating and recording sounds to accompany specific on-screen sound sources.
- Adding specialist subtle sound effects
- Working in specialised sound studios to projected pictures.
- Researching and tracking down specific sounds
The foley artist is the person who creates the post-sync sound effects for a film.