Sound lesson 2011

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Sound lesson 2011

  1. 1. AS Media Studies<br />Unit G321<br />Sound<br />
  2. 2. ObjectivesBy the end of the session you should all be able to:<br />Explain the difference between diegetic and non-diegetic sound.<br />Give at least 2 examples for both diegetic and non-diegetic sound.<br />Analyse the sound in Arlington Road and discuss the meanings created through sound in the clip. <br />Create your own soundtrack for your Arlington Road sequence that includes appropriate use of both diegetic and non-diegetic sound.<br />
  3. 3. A film’s soundtrack should really be regarded as being as of equal importance as the visual elements. <br />Sound can be divided into two main categories:<br />
  4. 4. Student activity<br />Note down the diegetic and non-diegetic sound you can hear in the Arlington Road clip.<br />Arlington Road clip<br />
  5. 5. Understanding how sound and music can help create “meaning”<br />Enhance the audience's emotional experience / providing emotional focus<br />Underlining psychological refinements - the unspoken thoughts of a character, or the unseen implications of a situation<br />Building a sense of continuity (moving in, out and Bridging scenes)<br />Underpinning the theatrical build-up of a scene, and rounding it off with a sense of finality<br />
  6. 6. Understanding how sound and music can help create “meaning”<br />Character representation / identification (Good Vs Evil e.g. Star Wars)<br />Setting the location<br />Setting the period<br />Paralleling the action<br />Creating a more convincing atmosphere of space and time<br />Serving as a kind of neutral background filler<br />
  7. 7. KEY SOUND TERMINOLOGY<br />Soundtrack - the recorded sound element of a film.<br />Theme music/tune - a recurrent melody in the film.<br />Sound effects - sounds other than dialogue or music made artificially.<br />Ambient sound - buzz and/or surrounding environment sounds.<br />Dialogue - speech.<br />
  8. 8. KEY SOUND TERMINOLOGY<br />Voiceover - narration in a film not accompanied by a synchronised image of the speaker forming the words.<br />Direct address - when characters speak directly to the camera i.e. the audience.<br />Diegetic sound – any sound that has an onscreen source and belongs to the world of the film.<br />Non-diegeticsound – any sound that does not have an onscreen source & characters onscreen do NOT hear it e.g. some voiceovers, music.<br />
  9. 9. KEY SOUND TERMINOLOGY<br />Sound bridges – any sound/s that continue from one shot to another. They help create a smooth transition from one shot to another. In this way the sound is said to be enhancing the continuity of the film.<br />Parallel sound – sound that complements the image track. Sound & image seem to reflect each other.<br />Contrapuntal sound – sound that does not complement or fit with the image track.<br />Clockwork orange clip…<br />
  10. 10. Student activity<br />Create an appropriate soundtrack for your own Arlington Road sequence that includes both diegetic and non-diegetic sound…<br />

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