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Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinemaby David Sonnenschein
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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
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
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