3.10 - Film Sound I. II. III. IV. Arrival of sound...

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Film Sound I. Arrival of sound 1927-1928 a. 3 studios debut competing processes i. Warner Bros. (Vitaphone) 1. The Jazz Singer (1927) a. Inaccurately credited with being the first talkie 2. Vitaphone a. Sound on disk process b. Playback of sound form audio disk c. Picture-sound sync problems d. Sound segments are brief i. Limited by amount of audio info disk could store ii. FOX Moviestones- sound newsreels iii. RCA creates RKO studio to market its sound –on-film process 1. Famous films a. Citizen Kane (1941) b. King Kong (1933) b. Effects i. Sound made from cinema more vivid for viewers ii. Created new genres—the musical iii. Invigorated old ones- the gangster film 1. Scarface (1931) II. 1930s-1940s a. Sound encoded as optical track on the strip of film b. Monaural, single channel i. Each speaker receiving the same signal c. Limited frequency range i. High frequency or loud volume produce distortion ii. Due to limited storage space on the optical track III. 1950s (competing with tv)
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3.10 - Film Sound I. II. III. IV. Arrival of sound...

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