Anti-H Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Sound in the Cinema-Simply a background in ordinary life Easy to ignore-Old films = sparse soundtrack New ones = dense

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Chapter 7: Sound in the Cinema -Simply a background in ordinary life.  Easy to ignore. -Old films = sparse soundtrack  / New ones = dense The Powers of Sound -Engages a distinct sense mode -The engagement of hearing opens the possibility of synchronization of senses (image and  sound unified) -Can shape how we perceive and interpret the image.  (ominous vs. happy music) -Can direct our attention specifically within the image. -Anticipation (door opening sound) -Silence can create unbearable tension. Fundamentals of Film Sound Perceptual Properties Loudness Pitch Timbre -The three interact to define the overall sonic texture of a film. -Recognize different voices. -Voices lead to interpretation of character. Selection, Alteration, and Combination -Speech, music, and noise -Cartoons do sound before image. -Abstract cinema can be seen as “visual music” and tries to synthesize the two. -The important material must stand out.  Clarification and simplification is of the utmost. -Sound effects are less important, if they were missing the sound would be distracting. -The sound world of a movie is clearer and simpler than everyday life.
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-Blending, blending, blending -Stuff is recorded dry and then the dimensions of the room or scene or space are added later. -Mixing – some stuff is louder, softer, to the left or right in stereo field.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL ENGL-H295- taught by Professor Mccormack during the Spring '08 term at Loyola New Orleans.

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Anti-H Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Sound in the Cinema-Simply a background in ordinary life Easy to ignore-Old films = sparse soundtrack New ones = dense

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