Foley is a class of sound effects typified by its performative nature, but many people find Foley somewhat mysterious. Where did it come from? How is it done? What is it used for? This discussion will dispel the mystery and show how your production can benefit from the use of Foley effects, whether they are performed live or recorded in the studio. We will describe what Foley is, how it is created, how to amplify or record it, and, most of all, how to think about Foley in the context of your work.