Foley Artist Career Profile, Salary & Job Outlook
What does a Foley Artist do?
A foley artist enhances sound quality in post-production. They reproduce everyday sounds that may not have been properly captured during principal photography. In addition, they build sound effects libraries by using props. Foley artists work alongside sound designers, music editors, and film directors to determine the scene’s needs.
How much does a Foley Artist make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical wage for an experienced foley artist is between $400 and $450 a day; non-union foley artists who have less experience can make $200 a day for uncredited work.
What is the job outlook for a Foley Artist?
According to analysts, film revenue will grow to $392.34 billion by 2025. In addition, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), job opportunities in the field (including Foley Artists) are expected to increase at a rate of 24% this decade.
How to kick-off your career:
- Experiment with props to create sounds.
- Explore the NYU x Rolling Stone x IndieWire Film + TV Industry Essentials online course.
- Download Yellowbrick’s Ultimate Film Career Guide.
Judd Apatow, Film & TV Industry Essentials contributor,
Film director/producer/screenwriter/ comedian
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