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History of Film Sound
FILM 390
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

Sound is one of the most powerful tools at a filmmaker's disposal, yet in comparison to visuals, it remains difficult to describe and poorly understood. This course aims to do for the ear what film studies more commonly does for the eye by examining basic sound practices over the course of narrative film history. Focusing especially on U.S. cinema, but also devoting time to sound-conscious auteurs, we will develop an understanding of basic film-sound methods, look at more experimental uses, and track the technological developments of sound from its beginnings to the present day. The focus throughout the course will be on how such elements as music, sound effects, dialogue, and even silence play covert yet vital roles in telling stories and affecting viewers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-14-2024
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