GCSE Film Studies
   Dialogue   Music   Ambient Sounds   Sound effects
DIEGETIC SOUNDSounds that can be heard in the diegesis (the              world) of the film.Dialogue, explosions, music on...
NON-DIEGETIC SOUNDSounds that are outside the diegesis (the world) of                      the film.         Soundtrack, E...
DiegeticNon-Diegetic
SYNCHRONOUS SOUNDSounds that reflect what can be seen on screen.e.g. A shot of a door closing and the sound of the        ...
ASYNCHRONOUS SOUND Sounds that don’t reflect the images on screen.       e.g. a police siren in the distancehttp://www.you...
CONTRAPUNTAL SOUNDSounds that are juxtaposed with images that are               displayed on screen.e.g. violence on scree...
   In pairs, choose two different genres of film    and make a list of the diegetic sounds you    would associate with th...
   What type of music would we expect to hear    during these scenes:    A  woman in walking down a deserted street at  ...
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Gcse film sound

  1. 1. GCSE Film Studies
  2. 2.  Dialogue Music Ambient Sounds Sound effects
  3. 3. DIEGETIC SOUNDSounds that can be heard in the diegesis (the world) of the film.Dialogue, explosions, music on a car radio etc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH- r4HXHcCk&feature=relmfu
  4. 4. NON-DIEGETIC SOUNDSounds that are outside the diegesis (the world) of the film. Soundtrack, External voiceover http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=i1Lic4ueSmY&feature=relmfu
  5. 5. DiegeticNon-Diegetic
  6. 6. SYNCHRONOUS SOUNDSounds that reflect what can be seen on screen.e.g. A shot of a door closing and the sound of the slam.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdBO3uQcHgI
  7. 7. ASYNCHRONOUS SOUND Sounds that don’t reflect the images on screen. e.g. a police siren in the distancehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW4tjKzDEDU
  8. 8. CONTRAPUNTAL SOUNDSounds that are juxtaposed with images that are displayed on screen.e.g. violence on screen supported by happy musichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4LeJA4n0uY (1’00 in)
  9. 9.  In pairs, choose two different genres of film and make a list of the diegetic sounds you would associate with the genres Make notes notes on the types of non- diegetic soundtrack you would expect to accompany the sounds on screen
  10. 10.  What type of music would we expect to hear during these scenes: A woman in walking down a deserted street at night, and we know a psychopath is on the loose  A speedboat chase  A soldier says goodbye to his sweetheart before leaving for battle

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