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Audio

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Audio is the naturalistic or expressive use of sound.
  • Audio in film can be put into three different categories: Dialogue, Sound Effects and Music. Audio can be within the film’s world or outside it.
  • Diegetic audio occur within a film’s world. These are sounds that can be heard by the characters, such as a radio or a television.
  • Non diegetic audio exist outside a film’s world, such as music that’s played over a scene for effect. Non diegetic sounds are those that aren’t contained in the narrative.
  • Audio can be used expressively to create a particular effect or an emotion, such as thunder heard in a horror film.
  • Audio can be used realistically, where they try to mimic sounds as they would be heard in the real world.
  • Audio can be used to do the following things: create a mood, feeling or emotion, create a sense of realism, create tension, help set the scene, advance the narrative

Some words to use when discussing sound:

timbre the character or quality of a sound

pitch the highness or lowness of a tone

rhythm the systematic arrangement of sounds

tone the overall quality of the sound

instruments what is used to create the sound

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Breakdown
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
point of vieweditingnon-diegetic soundcameraworkaudio
Cafeteria Fight
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
point of viewaudio
Homecoming Dance
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
characterpoint of viewdiegetic soundaudio
Jessie’s Girl
Boogie Nights
audio
Winkys
Mullholland Drive
editingaudio
Car Chase
The Bourne Identity
audiosound effects
James T Kirk
Star Trek
charactermise en sceneaudiocamerawork
What lies beneath
Blue Velvet
opening sequencestory conventionsnarrative structureaudio
Opening Sequence
Funny Games
opening sequencestory conventionsnarrative structureaudio
Opera Scene
The 5th Element
audio
Bus Scene
Almost Famous
audiomusic
First Attack
Jaws
audiocameraworkopening sequencestory conventionsnarrative structure
Silencio
Mulholland Drive
audio
Music Store
Once
audiomusic
Restaurant Kill
The Godfather
audiodiegetic soundsound effectsexpressive soundsound editing
Shower Scene
Psycho
editingcameraworkaudio

Resources

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How Sound Is Used To Create Suspense In Horror Movies | Movies Insider - YouTube - Insider
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How Film Scores Play with Our Brains - YouTube
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The Magic of Making Sound - YouTube
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