NotesWeek7SoundDesign

NotesWeek7SoundDesign - Sound Design A) Introduction a....

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Sound Design A) Introduction a. Sound and the other arts b. Sound’s neglect in film i. Film is a visual medium , not a verbal medium 1. But it’s an oral medium 2. Oral is just one component of sound ii. Before they could talk in films, they composed film as a work of art 1. They were able to say so much, they didn’t need sound iii. You experience seeing a movie, not hearing a movie 1. The visual is so engrossing 2. We remember what we see, not what we hear iv. It’s hard to analyze sound in a frame. 1. To analyze sound quality you have to analyze a sequence in a film, an extended part c. Importance of sound in film i. When sound was put into films, it blew the medium away ii. There was never a time when a film was silent iii. Allefax- machine that produces thousands of natural sounds B) Components of the soundtrack a. Verbal i. Dialogue ii. Off-screen voice - words spoken to the audience that the people on the screen don’t hear 1. Narration- first person talking off screen; first person objectified a. Within and outside 2. Third person is from a character we don’t see
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3. Authoritative voice- a narrator who the characters don’t hear in the movie iii. Singing b. Music : source music and underscoring i. Source music 1. You see the source of the music within the frame ii. Underscoring 1. The music that is played underneath the image 2. The characters don’t hear it 3. Privileges the audience iii. Music could be original or composite or both iv. Three questions to ask: 1. Is the type of music appropriate for the mood? 2. Is the length appropriate? 3. Does is come in and leave at the right time? c. Sound effects/Natural Sound i. Sound that has to be put into the film after the production ii. A natural sound to hear when you see the it on the screen d. Silence i. The absence of sound ii. Creates a weightlessness/abstractness/ghostliness iii. Usually used at the most climatic/critical moments e. The concept of sound design i. The term came about in 1979 when Francis Ford Copolla wanted the sounds of the Vietnam War and so they went through the script and put what they sounded like C) Uses of Sound a. Synchronous sound
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i. Causal relationship between the image on the screen and the sound b. Asynchronous sound i. When the image doesn’t match with the sound ii. To show conflict; to show emphasis; to show irony iii. Sound can be a metaphor iv. Your soundtrack can be disembodied c. Sound montage i. To build sounds together ii. Between sounds 1. One sound on top of another sound
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