Stage 32 Glossary

walla walla

Walla walls refers to the atmospheric, background sound effect for the indistinct murmurings and buzz of voices in a crowd. Extras in crowd scenes, in older films (or in radio), would be asked to murmur the phrase "walla walla," and others, to create the sound of the crowd and to pretend that they were talking. See also Foley artist, dubbing, and non-synchronized sound.