10.29.07 - j Sound editing-combining music dialogue and...

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Film Notes 10/29/07 Matt Remter Film Studies 101 10/29/07 1) Listening to the cinema: Film and sound a) Synchronous sound- sound that is recording during a scene or that is synchronized with the filmed images b) Asynchronous sound –a term that describes sound that does not have a visible onscreen source; also referred to as offscreen sound c) Counterpoint-using sound to indicate a different meaning or association than the image d) Degisis-a term that refers to the world of the films story e) Diegetic sound- sound that has its source in the narrative world of the film f) Non-diegetic sound- sound that does not have an indentifiable source in the characters world and that consequently the characters cannot hear g) Looping-an image or sound recorded on a loop of film to be replayed and layered h) Sound recording-the recording of dialogue and other sound that takes place simultaneously with the filming of a scene i) Boom- a long pole used to hold a microphone above the actors to capture sound while remaining outside the frame
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Unformatted text preview: j) Sound editing-combining music, dialogue, and effects tracks to interact with the image track in order to create rhythmic relationships k) Spotting-the process of determining where music and effects will be added to a film l) Walla-a nonsense word spoken by extras in a film to approximate the sound of a crowd during dubbing m) Overlapping dialogue- mixing two or more characters speech to imitate the rhythm of speech n) Voice off- a voice that originates froma speaker who can be inferred to be present in the scene but who is not visible on the screen o) Talking heads- an on-camera interview that typically shows the speaker from the shoulders up p) Underscoring-a films background music q) Stingers-sound that forces the audience to notice the significance of something onscreen such as the ominous chord struck when the villains presence is made known r) Mickey-mousing- over illustrating the action through the musical score...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course ENGLISH 290 taught by Professor Tashaoren during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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