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Not true, or at least not true enough. What is Sound Design? On those films they found themselves working with Directors who were not very neat writing activities looking for powerful sound effects to attach to a structure that was already in place.
By experimenting with sound, playing with sound and not just sound effects, but music and dialog as well all through production and post production what Francis Coppola, Walter Murch, George Lucas, and Ben Burtt found is that sound began to shape the picture sometimes as much as the picture shaped the sound.
The films are legends, and their soundtracks changed forever the way we think about film sound. What passes for "great sound" in films today is too often merely loud sound.
High fidelity recordings of gunshots and explosions, and well fabricated alien creature vocalizations do not constitute great sound design. Sound, musical and otherwise, has value when it is part of a continuum, when it changes over time, has dynamics, and resonates with other sound and with other sensory experiences.
Does every film want, or need, to be like Star Wars or Apocalypse Now? But lots of films could benefit from those models. Sidney Lumet said recently in an interview that he had been amazed at what Francis Coppola and Walter Murch had been able to accomplish in the mix of "Apocalypse Now.
Many directors who like to think they appreciate sound still have a pretty narrow idea of the potential for sound in storytelling. And the product it yields is bound to be less complex and interesting than it would be if sound could somehow be set free to be an active player in the process.
A Thing Almost Alive It is a common myth that the time for film makers to think seriously about sound is at the end of the film making process, when the structure of the movie is already in place.
For some films this approach is adequate. Rarely, it works amazingly well. A dramatic film which really works is, in some senses, almost alive, a complex web of elements which are interconnected, almost like living tissues, and which despite their complexity work together to present a more-or-less coherent set of behaviors.
The Basic Terrain, As It Is Now Many feature film directors tend to oscillate between two wildly different states of consciousness about sound in their movies.
On one hand, they tend to ignore any serious consideration of sound including music throughout the planning, shooting, and early editing.
Then they suddenly get a temporary dose of religion when they realize that there are holes in the story, weak scenes, and bad edits to disguise.
Now they develop enormous and short-lived faith in the power and value of sound to make their movie watchable. What follows is a list of some of the bleak realities faced by those of us who work in film sound, and some suggestions for improving the situation.
Pre-Production If a script has lots of references in it to specific sounds, we might be tempted to jump to the conclusion that it is a sound-friendly script.
The degree to which sound is eventually able to participate in storytelling will be more determined by the use of time, space, and point of view in the story than by how often the script mentions actual sounds. Most of the great sound sequences in films are "pov" sequences.
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