I have the pleasure of sharing this great interview with Monique Reymond a top Hollywood Foley artist. Monique was nominated for a prime time Emmy award for her work on the TV series "Survivor" (yes -- they Foley Reality TV too, we'll get into that).
EQ is an essential tool in a mixers' bag of tricks. EQ was developed as a way to "equalize" differing sources to sound similar. It can alter the frequency characteristics of a recorded sound. It can enhance recordings by boosting, reducing or even removing certain frequencies. The simplest and most common EQ are what used to be called the "tone control" or the "treble" and "bass" knobs common on car radios or home receivers. There can also be additional controls such as a "presence" switch or a "bass boost" switch.
The post-production process known as "Foley" refers to the art of recording "live" sync sound effects to picture. It is akin to looping the dialogue, but instead of recording the actors performing their lines while watching themselves on screen -- skilled craftspeople known as "Foley artists" will walk, run, and act out any sync sound effects to match what the actor is seen (or implied) doing in the picture.
OMF files are an essential component for audio post workflow. OMF or Open Media Framework is a file format developed by Avid Technology as a way to more conveniently transfer digital data. It was originally released in 1990 and then updated in ’96 , it’s a standard and it’s a bit long in the tooth. But we’ll get to that soon enough.