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Sound is arguably on par with video as the most important element to be able to manipulate and control during production and post-production.
Too often filmmakers focus all of their attention on video footage and ignore the quality of their sound. Interestingly enough, audiences seem to be more annoyed by poor sound quality than by poor cinematography.
Unfortunately, film audiences don’t notice when sound quality is good. It’s often just expected. However, poor sound quality is noticed immediately. Sound designers have debatably the most important role within the production of a film and at the same time one of the most thankless jobs because most people don’t recognize the brilliance, difficulty and importance of their work.
SOUND IS MORE
In multimedia, sound is just as - if not more -important than the visuals. Great sound can take a decent project and make it amazing. Without it, you may as well be playing static.
A visual can be striking, haunting or empowering, but sound is what stirs emotions and creates tension.
In horror films, as the protagonist tip-toes down the creepy hallway to see if her companions are still alive, good sound design can make that ten-second scene seem like ten minutes.
A good soundbite in a documentary can connect viewers to the subject. But when a mother is speaking about the death of her child, the long pauses in between words and phrases as she attempts to maintain her composure illustrate the pain of loss better than her explanation could.
So it’s not just about having sound; it’s also about knowing how to use it.
BY: Brian Storm / www.storytelling101.com