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Unformatted text preview: Sound 20/02/2008 13:01:00 Music enhances the grace/mood of the actors’ movements • The whole is greater than the sum of its parts • Directs the attention, queues our expectations • Can create patterns that run through a film History of Cinema Sound • Long before the earliest “sound” movies of the 1920’s, there was sound in film o 1890’s: music over the film o some theaters had sound effects machines • Silent era films were very rarely silent • • 1926-27: started using synchronized sound first feature film with a soundtrack was The Jazz Singer (1927) • • brought an increased realism o allowed the actors to tone down the over-emphasized movement- sounds are first created, then recorded, then mixed pay attention to the density of the sound • also note when the sounds are diagetic and non-diagetic 3 categories of movie sound • dialogue or voice • music o composed specifically for the film, accommodate the director’s vision o or can be selected by a music supervisor select from songs that already exist o most modern big-budget films use a combination of the above • sound effects music helps elicit feelings and moods that are often impossible to convey in words • speak to the listeners individually • can be used to establish the mood of the scene • “ “ contrast the mood of the scene...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course FILMST 46 taught by Professor Felando during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.
- Winter '07