Sound Design

Sound Design - A Introduction a Sound and the other arts i...

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A. Introduction a. Sound and the other arts i. Film uses sound to convey meaning and effect. b. Sound’s neglect in film i. Film is visual medium, not verbal, thought they didn’t need dialogue/sound, people don’t experience hearing the sound, can’t analyze a part (like frame for comp) c. Importance of sound in film i. Keyboard or orchestra playing, sound effects people, allefax - duplicate hundreds of sound, not really silent, opens your ears B. Components of the soundtrack a. Verbal i. Dialogue: Spoken words, create meaning ii. Off-screen voice: narration, spoken to audience unheard of by characters in film, 2 types: I narration, authorial voice: occasional, gives context, sometimes written on screen, provides epilogue iii. Singing b. Music i. Source music: within the film, characters hear the music ii. Underscoring/scoring: Convention of movies, background music, not heard by characters, privilege audience iii. Is the type suitable, is the length right, is it placed correctly c. Sound effects/nat sound i.
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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