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Awesome Documentary Shows How Movie Sound Effects Are Created Behind The Scenes

We’ll never look at movie sound effects the same way!

Sound effects add to a movie’s impact and overall quality. From the sound of footsteps on a graveled pathway to smooching sounds during a steamy love scene – these everyday mundane sounds all contribute to the realism that a film intends to depict. But have you ever thought about how moviemakers create these realistic sound effects for movie scenes? It’s quite impossible to have a sound effects library that will perfectly match all the scenes required in a film, right? So how do they do it?

Welcome to the world of foley art.

The foley technique, which is named after Universal Studios sound editor Jack Foley, involves the reproduction of common everyday sound effects in post-production and adding them to films to substantially enhance audio quality. The ambient sounds are recreated by foley artists in a post-production studio using all the types of props that you can think of. They create sounds so realistic that their output sometimes replaces the original sound effects in the film.

But why do we need foley artists when the movie sets already have microphones? You see, the microphones only pick up voices during dialogues, and any ambient sounds almost become undiscernable. That’s where foley art comes in – it fills in the gaps left during production thereby producing rich, realistic sounds that blend smoothly with the scenes.

To capture what happens in the amazing behind-the-scenes world of foley art, filmmaker Daniel Jewel made a fascinating documentary entitled “The Secret World of Foley.”

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We’ll never look at movies the same way again after watching this. We have just realized how empty and dull films will end up without the talent of these awesome foley artists.

To all foley artists out there, we’ve got one word for you – respect.

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Why Sin Eating Was Once The Worst Job In The World

Technically, it was a thankless job.

If you think you are unfortunate for having to hold on to a job that you think sucks, bear in mind that at one point in history, there were people who went the extent of risking their salvation just for money. For the so-called Sin Eaters then, it did not matter if they had to suffer eternal damnation in hell for as long they could eat and have some coins in their pockets.

While a Sin Eater is already a thing of the past, there is no questioning that it held the notion as being the worst job in England, Scotland, and Wales where it was practiced from the Middle Ages until the early 1900s. You see, a Sin Eater had to eat a piece of bread placed on the chest of a dying person, otherwise known as a sin-soaked bread, while the family of the would-be departing person watched, prayed, and drank a flagon of ale.

By eating the sin-soaked bread, it was believed then that a Sin Eater could absolve the dying person from his sins, and his chances of entering heaven would improve.

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Touching Plane Crash Memorial Site Spotted via Google Maps

The incident claimed 170 lives and its memorial is beautifully haunting.

On September 19, 1989, international passenger plane UTA Flight 772 was en route from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Tragically, the aircraft never made it to its destination as a bomb in the cargo hold blew up, causing it to break up over the Sahara desert.

The explosion, which later became known as the deadliest plane-related incidents in Niger, claimed the lives of all the 156 passengers and 14 crew members. French investigators later confirmed that it was an attack by Libyan terrorists.

Fast forward to 2007, Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an associated of the victims’ families, created a beautiful memorial for their departed loved ones. Now the said memorial is visible via Google Maps and Google Earth.

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Relaxing In Long Hot Bath Is Equivalent To A 30-Minute Walk, Researchers Claim

This may be a faster way to burn those calories away!

Having a hard time shedding those excess fat from your body? Well it looks like the answer doesn’t have to be a complicated one at all. According to researchers, spending time in hot baths may be equivalent to a 30-minute walk.

Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well listen up since scientists have some interesting information to back it up.

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