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Film sound

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Film sound

  1. 1. FILM SOUND
  2. 2. Sound in film is a “designed experience, and our access to it is shaped in a particular way to achieve particular ends.” - James F. Lastra, “Teaching Film Sound”
  3. 3. Types of film sound What kind of sound is it?
  4. 4. Vocal: Dialogue & narration
  5. 5. Environmental sounds: Ambient, foley, effects
  6. 6. Music
  7. 7. Silence
  8. 8. • Which type of sound is in the foreground? In the background? • Which type of sound conveys the most narrative information? Layers
  9. 9. Sources of film sound Where does the sound come from?
  10. 10. Diegetic vs. nondiegetic
  11. 11. Onscreen vs. offscreen
  12. 12. Asynchronous sound
  13. 13. Internal vs. external
  14. 14. • Create continuity • Shape our sense of space • Guide audience attention • Create audience expectations • Create the impression of subjectivity • Add to characterization • Add pace and rhythm to a scene • Evoke emotion • “Comment” on the film image Functions of film sound What does the sound do?
  15. 15. Music and image are in harmony
  16. 16. Music and image are in counterpoint

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