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In Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary 1927 debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in audiovisual perception.

Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception: we don't see images and hear sounds as separate channels, we audio-view a trans-sensory whole. Expanding on arguments made in his influential books The Voice in Cinema and Sound in Cinema, Chion provides lapidary insight into the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of such evolving technologies as widescreen, multitrack, and Dolby; the influences of sound on the perception of space and time; and the impact of such contemporary forms of audio-vision as music videos, video art, and commercial television. Chion concludes with an original and useful model for the audiovisual analysis of film.

Synopsis:

An expert on film sound presents a reassessment of the cinema in light of the role that sound has played. He demonstrates the reality of the "audio-visual" experience and examines such issues as the effects of music in the sound track, and the relation between sound and image.

Synopsis:

n Audio-Vision , the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception.

Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema-- Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema , and La Toile trouee --while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model for audiovisual analysis of film.

Synopsis:

n "Audio-Vision," the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception. Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema-- "Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema," and "La Toile trouee"--while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model for audiovisual analysis of film.

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Includes bibliographical references p. ([225]-227) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231078993
Author:
Chion, Michel
Author:
Gorbman, Claudia
Author:
Murch, Walter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Sound motion pictures
Subject:
Motion pictures -- Aesthetics.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Copyright:
Series Volume:
SCS/79/WP/85
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
239
Dimensions:
8.27x5.46x.59 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 239 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231078993 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An expert on film sound presents a reassessment of the cinema in light of the role that sound has played. He demonstrates the reality of the "audio-visual" experience and examines such issues as the effects of music in the sound track, and the relation between sound and image.
"Synopsis" by , n Audio-Vision , the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception.

Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema-- Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema , and La Toile trouee --while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model for audiovisual analysis of film.

"Synopsis" by , n "Audio-Vision," the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion presents a reassessment of the audiovisual media since sound's revolutionary debut in 1927 and sheds light on the mutual influences of sound and image in audiovisual perception. Chion expands on the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema-- "Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema," and "La Toile trouee"--while providing an overview of the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television. He considers the effects of evolving audiovisual technologies such as widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, influences of sound on the perception of space and time, and contemporary forms of audio-vision embodied in music videos, video art, and commercial television. His final chapter presents a model for audiovisual analysis of film.
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