Sound of Cinema
SOUND OF CINEMA
This course examines the role of sound in film. In it students will focus on:
- the technological development of motion picture sound, from silent to surround;
- the evolution of film music, its functions and impact on viewers/listeners;
- foley, sound design, dialog, and the final mix;
- feminist, postcolonial and other theoretical considerations of cinematic sound.
Classes will be a combination of lectures, student-led discussions, guest speakers, and screenings. As part their assignments, students will apply what they learn by mixing music, voice, and/or noise into theoretically grounded soundtracks of their own.
- Chion, M., Gorbman, Claudia & Murch, Walter, 1994. Audio-vision : sound on screen, New York: Columbia University Press.
- Gitt, R. & UCLA Film Television Archive, presenter, production company, publisher, 2007. A century of sound : the history of sound in motion pictures, California]: UCLA Film & Television Archive.
- Gomery, D., 2005. The coming of sound : a history, New York: Routledge.
- Harper, G., 2009. Sound and music in film and visual media : an overview, New York: Continuum.
- Walker, Elsie & Walker, E., 2015. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory, Oxford University Press.
- Wierzbicki, J.E., 2012. Music, sound and filmmakers : sonic style in cinema, New York: Routledge.