INI100H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Reaction Shot, Diegesis, Continuity Editing

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Functions of film sound: directs the spectator"s attention, shapes how images are interpreted, sets a mood (e. g. horror cinema, screaming creates suspend, creates motifs, defines onscreen space, creates offscreen space, masks cuts, enables silence to signify. Fundamentals of film sound: perceptual properties, loudness, pitch, timbre. The structuring influence of rhythm e. g. delicatessen, 1991: fidelity lack of fidelity for humorous effect , space, diegetic / nondiegetic. Nondiegetic voice-over: voice narration but the speaker is outside the world of film . A music starts from nondiegetic to diegetic and to nondiegetic again : onscreen / offscreen e. g. we don"t see a train but hear a train. (orlando, 1993, external / internal. Internal: produced by a character"s consciousness : time, synchronous / asynchronous. Asynchronous: producing a temporary gap which is quite short in duration. image and sound are out of sync: simultaneous / nonsimultaneous.

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