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I wanted to start a thread where we could share small tips & tricks that we’ve learned along the way and hopefully improve our ability to perform & record Foley.

One thing which really improved my sound work was reading up on how to do footsteps. This article goes to rather great length explaining how to do them correctly. I’ve learnt to bend my knees, which seems to give me greater control over my movement, look at the shoulders as opposed to the feet, and have a heel to toe movement, in order to mimic actual walking, as opposed to walking in place.

What tips & tricks would you be willing to share, regarding either performing or recording Foley?