ObjectivesTo recognise the use of different types of sound in filmTo identify differences in diegetic and nondiegetic soundTo understand how sound can be used to make meaning
SoundThere are four distinct ways ofanalysing use of sound in a movingimage text: Music Dialogue Sound Effects Silence or Atmospheric Sound
Two aspects of soundDiegetic sound – sound in thenarrative world that characters canhear e.g. dialogue, reaction soundsand some sound effects.Non-Diegetic Sound – Anything notin the narrative world (added on andnot heard by characters, etc. Are non-diegetic e.g. soundtrack, soundeffects.
ListeningDraw three boxes like the one below on your page.You will hear, but not see, the beginnings of three shortfilms.While the films are playing, make notes in the boxes, onwhat you are hearing and what you think those sounds tellyou about the film.
Viewing You will now watch the opening of two of the films. Think about how sound is used to: Create a certain kind of atmosphere Tell us things about the characters Help to develop the story. (Make notes in your book under each of the underlined headings)The Man with the Beautiful EyesThe Most Beautiful Man in the World
Linking things togetherWrite a sentence that describes the sound during theopening of The Most Beautiful Man in the World.Write a sentence that describes the sound during theopening of The Man With the Beautiful Eyes
Compare/ContrastUsing notes taken in class, compare and contrast the use of sound in the two film extracts screened.
ViewingView the opening of Two Cars One NightIdentify the sounds in the film. What effect do they haveon the atmosphere?Why do you think the director decide to include onlydiegetic sound?
PerceptionComment on the different ways in which sound is perceived in all three of these film openings.