Part 11 Outline - Chapter 7: Sound (Part 11, pgs. 264-278)...

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Chapter 7: Sound (Part 11, pgs. 264-278) Sound is as flexible and wide ranging as other film techniques A. Power of Sound a. Engages a distinct sense mode b. Actively shapes how we perceive and interpret image i. Ex) Letters of Siberia clip shown in class (3 different audio tracks over same visual clip). ii. Direct our attention within an image. c. Cues us to form expectations. i. Ex) creaking door leads us to expect the door to open…sound can create suspense. d. Gives new value to silence. B. Fundamentals of Film Sound a. Perceptual Properties i. Loudness : (also called volume) amplitude, or depth of vibrations. 1. Manipulated often. a. Ex) traffic volume is decreased once dialogue starts. 2. Related to perceived distance. 3. Dynamics: extreme and abrupt shift in volume. ii. Pitch: frequency of sound vibrations, the perceived highness or lowness of sound. 1. Helps us to distinguish different sounds. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CA 350 taught by Professor Conway during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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Part 11 Outline - Chapter 7: Sound (Part 11, pgs. 264-278)...

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