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CTCS 190 Lecture 10/9/07 – Week VII SOUND DESIGN Corollaries: Eye sees color easier than the ear hears sound Sound goes deeper in you subconscious than vision If you make visual mistake, very had to pick up, but if you make sound mistake, anyone can hear 1979 – coppola created “sound design” through Apocalypse Now A. Introduction 1. Sound=part of movie experience 2. Sound and the other arts 3. Sound’s neglected in film a. Space and time as much as sound 4. Importance of sound in film a. Difficult to analyze film b. No such thing as silent film – always had an orchestra i. Sound effects men on the side of the stage ii. Allefax machine – 70 or more sound effects in machine B. Components of the Soundtrack 1. Verbal: a. Dialogue – spoken words b. off-screen – voice – un-heard by characters, but heard by audience i. I narration” – (I want to tell you this story) – subjective becomes objective ii. authority voice – takes you through the film (preface, epilogue c. singing 2. Music: a. source music i. ie. Radio – music a character and the audience can hear b. underscoring i. characters on screen don’t hear music, audience is privileged (convey meaning and thematic values) ii. the songs can be reused or original (victor Victoria) iii. type, length of music, where they put the music (placing) 3. Sound effects ( natural sounds) a.
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