An investigation into plausibility in the mixing of Foley sounds in film and television

Braham Hughes, Jonathan Wakefield

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This paper describes an experiment that tested the plausibility of a selection of post-production audio mixes of Foley for a short film. The mixes differed in the implementation of four primary audio mixing parameters: panning, level, equalisation and the control of reverberation effects. The experiments presented test subjects with mixes in which one of the four primary parameters was altered whilst the rest remained at levels deemed to conform to an 'industry standard' reference mix which had been verified by an expert industry practitioner. Results show that there is a statistically significant affect on plausibility of using even slight dynamic variation of pan, level and equalisation control to enhance the perception of realism of Foley that move in a scene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication138th Audio Engineering Society Convention, AES 2015
PublisherAudio Engineering Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781510806597
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event138th Audio Engineering Society Convention - Sofitiel Victoria Hotel, Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 7 May 201510 May 2015
Conference number: 138 (Link to Event Website)


Conference138th Audio Engineering Society Convention
Abbreviated titleAES 2015
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