Media Studies- Sound
Media studies sound terminology
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The sounds of the location: Background sound in diegesis
Does not have to be in field of vision
Where the sound is either out of sync with the visuals or is unrelated to the visuals
Sound or music that seems strange in comparison to the
scene we are seeing
The words the characters say:
Language (what they say and meanings of words)
Tone (aggressive, serious, sympathetic)
Accent (where from?)
Volume (whisper or shouting)
Where the character talks to the audience directly (looking at camera)
Brings reality and diegesis together
This technique breaks the verisimilitude (the world of the show) and acknowledges the presence of the audience. (Miranda, House of Cards)
Sound that you could hear if YOU were one of the characters in the scene.
Sound that the characters in the scene cannot hear.
Low pitch described a sound that is deep and low and high
pitch describes a sound that is higher and lighter
Describes the beat of the music, whether it is fast or slow
The use of a voice, over images, perhaps as an introduction, a linking narrative device for or to comment on action
A portion of sound that covers a cut, normally to link two scenes together.
Sound which normally represents a certain character
A sound accompanying an action, sometimes musical
Music from a soundtrack (all the sounds) or score (just the music) emphasises the themes and emotions of a scene or character.
Sound that is in sync with the visuals and was filmed at the same time.
The whole set of sound used= ALL the sounds in a text
Music composed, arranged and played specifically for the production
Adele = Skyfall (James Bond)
Celine Dion = My heart will go on (Titanic)
Basically, any music that is written for TV/film.....
Purpose = sets mood and atmosphere to a scene
The control of how quiet or how loud sound is
This is to set or emphasize mood/atmosphere
*Usually parallels with PACE (editing)
Mode of address
This is the manner in which the narrative comes across to the audience.
Style of language used by character or narrator
Sound recording that helps us place a sound as either near or distant or coming from a particular place within the diegesis.
Foley is trick used to create naturalistic sound effects.
It uses different objects to imitate the sound of other objects (and then add them in post-production (editing) to emphasize the sounds for an audience
It is used because often sounds get compromised in filming process (production process)
NATURALISTIC SOUND EFFECTS
-Sound of traffic outside the window added in editing
UN-NATURALISTIC SOUND EFFECTS
-boing sound (for comical purpose)
-whooshing sound in a flashback
Non-diegetic music that accompanies events or changes of the scenes.
Incidental music is often "background" music, and adds atmosphere to the action. It may take the form of something as simple as a low, ominous tone suggesting an impending startling event or to enhance the depiction of a story-advancing sequence.
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