Purpose of Sound


What is the purpose of sound in a moving image product?

  • To create a mood – e.g. sad/slow music – sympathy
  • Happy – uplifting music
  • Sound fx used in actions – car crash, sound is added In editing using foley
  • Silence causes tension and causes suspense
  • Speaking – story telling or narration 3rd person dialogue – talking in a natural environment watching their story
  • Voice over – 2nd person dialogue
  • 1st person dialogue, directly addressing us

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