Foley, a term named after Universal Studios sound pioneer Jack Foley, is an allencompassing word for the creation of sound effects with materials that can emulate the sound of real world occurrences. While it is used heavily in the film and television world, Foley does not see much direct use in live theatrical performances. The widespread availability and use of prerecorded sound effects has altered the field of theatrical sound design. With thousands of audio files at a designerâ€™s disposal, the need to create custom sounds is reduced. However, certain scripts do call for the use of live Foley. While most of these plays are staged radio dramas, Donald Marguliesâ€™s Shipwrecked! An Entertainmentâ€¦ is a brilliant theatrical work that focuses on the art of storytelling. His request for a Foley Artist is a request to stay true to the essence of the play. This thesis will detail the production process for a theatrical Foley designer by outlining the research, design, and execution phases and detailing the experimental nature of adding Foley to a live theatre performance.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Theatre Design and Technology
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Narciso, Anthony, "The Use of Foley in Live Theatre as Demonstrated Through Theatre UCF's Production of Shipwrecked! An Entertainment - The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)" (2014). HIM 1990-2015. 1606.