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Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

by Michel Chion
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231078994

ISBN-13: 9780231078993

Pub. Date: 05/19/1994

Publisher: Columbia University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231078993
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/19/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
239
Sales rank:
1,205,406
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Audiovisual ContractProjections of Sound on ImageThe Three Listening ModesBeyond Sounds and ImagesLines and Points: Horizontal and Vertical Perspectives on Audiovisual RelationsThe Audiovisual SceneThe Real and the RenderedPhantom Audio-VisionSound Film—Worthy of the NameTelevision, Video Art, Music VideoToward an Audiologovisual PoeticsIntroduction to Audiovisual Analysis

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