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  1. 1. Sound
  2. 2. Diegetic sound • Sounds from the world of the TV drama – a kettle boiling, a siren, a radio playing. YOU MUST TRY AND USE THIS PHRASE IN YOUR EXAM!
  3. 3. Non-diegetic sound • Added sound to emphasis tension / mood – the underscore YOU MUST TRY AND USE THIS PHRASE IN YOUR EXAM!
  4. 4. Ambient sound • Ambient sound means the background noise present in a scene – the noise of an office in the background.
  5. 5. Sound bridge • Music that crosses over from 1 scene to the next – think of it as transition music.
  6. 6. Sound motif • A recurring sound that hints to the same event / character – the jaws theme tune is an example of a sound motif.
  7. 7. Voiceover • Dialogue over the scene – possibly narration, possibly what the character is thinking – you can’t see the person speaking, only hear them.
  8. 8. Soundtrack • Songs playing over scenes – this would be non-diagetic sound.
  9. 9. Score • A piece of music created especially for a programme or scene – you would probably only recognise this if they showed you the credits or introduction (e.g. eastenders theme tune)
  10. 10. Dialogue • A better word for talking – people on screen use dialogue
  11. 11. Synchronous sound • Synchronous Sounds are those sounds which are synchronized or matched with what is viewed. For example: if the film portrays a character playing the piano, the sounds of the piano are projected.
  12. 12. Asynchronous sound • Sound which is indigenous to the action but not precisely synchronized with the action.
  13. 13. Sound effects • Added sound during editing (post production) to make a certain effect – lightening etc or any non-diagetic sound.
  14. 14. Sound mixing • The way sounds are mixed / blended together – if there is more than one sound being played at the same time or merge into each other before they change.
  15. 15. Sound perspective • Sound perspective refers to the apparent distance of a sound – is it close or far away from the camera.
  16. 16. Incidental music • Background music which adds atmosphere – an example of non-diagetic sound.
  17. 17. Themes • The theme song for the TV drama. Specially created for that show e.g. Eastenders opening and closing.
  18. 18. Direct address • When a character talks to the audience – addresses the camera lens.
  19. 19. Framework for writing about sound • Type of sound is used in order to generally why is that editing used. The specific sound was describe the sound / song heard. This enhanced the stereotypical / counter stereotypical representation of name of representation because ???