Audio-vision: Sound on Screen

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Columbia University Press, 1994 - Performing Arts - 239 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - Herno - Goodreads

Part of a necessary and introductory reading in audiovisual design. Read full review

Review: Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

User Review  - Ingrid - Goodreads

Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite technical and obscure for me in parts. Maybe I wasn't patient enough to really get the full meaning out of it. Definitely ... Read full review

Contents

PROJECTIONS OF SOUND ON IMAGE
3
THE THREE LISTENING MODES
25
HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PERSPECTIVES ON AUDIOVISUAL RELATIONS
35
THE AUDIOVISUAL SCENE
66
THE REAL AND THE RENDERED
95
PHANTOM AUDIOVISION
123
PART TWO BEYOND SOUNDS AND IMAGES
139
SOUND FILM WORTHY OF THE NAME
141
TELEVISION VIDEO ART MUSIC VIDEO
157
TOWARD AN A U D I O LO G O VI S U A L POETICS
169
INTRODUCTION TO AUDIOVISUAL ANALYSIS
185
Glossary 221 Bibliography 225 Index
229
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About the author (1994)

Michel Chion is a composer of musique concrète, a filmmaker, an associate professor at the Université de Paris, and a prolific writer on film, sound, and music. His other books with Columbia University Press are Film, A Sound Art and The Voice in Cinema.Claudia Gorbman is a film studies professor at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She is the author of Unheard Melodies: Narrative Film Music (1987), the editor of several books, and the author of many articles on film sound and film music. She is also the translator of Michel Chion's Film, A Sound Art, The Voice in Cinema, and 2001: Kubrick's Cinema Odyssey.Walter Murch has been repeatedly honored by both the British and American Motion Picture Academies for his sound design and picture editing. He has received special recognition for his work in The Godfather, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now, and The English Patient.

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