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Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema

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With sound becoming more important in cinema exhibition and DVD release, Sound Design offers user-friendly knowledge and stimulating exercises to help compose a story, develop characters and create emotion through skillful creation of the sound track. Psychoacoustics, music theory, voice study and analysis of well-known films expand perception, imagination and the musical skills of the reader.

Psychoacoustics, music theory, and voice study are covered through the detailed analysis of well-known films, to expand perception, imagination and the musical skills of the reader.

Understand the importance and significance of the soundtrack

Learn how to place a musical piece within a film

Exercises included to improve story composition, and character development when creating/choosing a soundtrack

Synopsis:

The clash of light sabers in the electrifying duels of 'Star Wars'. The chilling bass line signifying the lurking menace of the shark in 'Jaws'. These are examples of the different ways sound can contribute to the overall dramatic impact of a film. To craft a distinctive atmosphere, sound design is as important as art direction and cinematography - and it can also be an effective tool to express the personalities of your characters. This book pulls together theory and background on sound generation, psychoacoustics, music, voice, image, and narrative. The sources are wide and sometimes very technical or esoteric, but the purpose of this text is to be user-friendly and practical.

Table of Contents

PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; CREATING THE SOUND DESIGN STEP-BY-STEP; EXPANDING CREATIVITY; FROM VIBRATION TO SENSATION; FROM SENSATION TO PERCEPTION; MUSIC TO OUR EARS; THE HUMAN VOICE; SOUND AND IMAGE; SOUND AND NARRATIVE; APPENDIX; FILMOGRAPHY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; DAVID SONNENSCHEIN

Product Details

ISBN:
9781615930159
Publisher:
Michael Wiese Productions
Subject:
Performing Arts : Film & Video - General
Edited by:
David Sonnenschein
Author:
Sonnenschein, David
Author:
David Sonnenschein
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Sound
Subject:
Film - Cinematography
Subject:
Sound motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - Cinematography
Subject:
Sound -- Recording and reproducing.
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
250

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Production » General
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Reference
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques

Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema
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Product details 250 pages Michael Wiese Productions - English 9781615930159 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The clash of light sabers in the electrifying duels of 'Star Wars'. The chilling bass line signifying the lurking menace of the shark in 'Jaws'. These are examples of the different ways sound can contribute to the overall dramatic impact of a film. To craft a distinctive atmosphere, sound design is as important as art direction and cinematography - and it can also be an effective tool to express the personalities of your characters. This book pulls together theory and background on sound generation, psychoacoustics, music, voice, image, and narrative. The sources are wide and sometimes very technical or esoteric, but the purpose of this text is to be user-friendly and practical.
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