Foley artists are the unsung heroes of filmmaking. Their job is to create and manipulate noise in order to enhance the soundscape of a film. They also give voice to things and creatures that don't communicate with language, like an alien ship or a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex. Since it's obviously impossible to go out and record an alien ship or a dinosaur, the foley artists must find inspiration elsewhere.  And more often than not, these sounds come from some very unlikely sources. This video plays six iconic movie sounds and asks you to guess what the foley artists used to create them. If you get all six, you may have the perfect ear for a career in foley work.

What’s all this noise? If you liked this entry into our SFX series, be sure to watch SFX Secrets: Jurassic Park, SFX Secrets: The Origin of Sound in Movies and The Unexpected Ways Movies Recreate Sounds.