In this video, historical perspectives of film sound and soundtrack are explored, beginning with the silent film era, through the digital revolution, and up to the present.
- [Instructor] Let's take a look at some…historical perspectives of sound.…How do we get here, sonically speaking?…Film making is a very young medium compared to most other…arts and the role sound plays in film and video is still…being invented, reinvented, and understood to this day.…It's important to know where we came from…so we can discuss where we're going.…So, we'll start with the silent film era.…This is the first period of film making from…the 1890s to about the 1930s.…
It turns out, actually, that silent film…was actually not silent.…Virtually all films were accompanied by cue sheets…suggesting appropriate musical selections…for performance during exhibition,…so there was people playing pianos and other instruments…during the screenings of these films…along with a lot of other noise.…So, film was never truly a silent artform.…The first synchronized film, meaning pre-recorded sound…was married and in sync with the film,…was The Jazz Singer and The Jazz Singer was in 1927…starring Al Jolson.…
The Jazz Singer used a special system…
Scott Hirsch starts with the basics, discussing the history and legacy of sound for film, and working through the core concepts and elements of a compelling sound design. Next, he takes you through a sound design workflow, highlights the different elements of a soundtrack, and shows professional examples of sound design in a few real-world projects. He also explores the future of the soundtrack, discussing the core concepts of immersive audio, as well as real-world applications of 3D audio.
- The history and legacy of sound for film
- The role of sound in visual media
- The elements of a soundtrack
- Following a sound design workflow
- Editing dialogue and producing sound
- The role of sound effects
- Mixing a soundtrack
- Exploring the future of sound for visual media
- Core concepts of immersive audio