Audio vision

Audio vision

Projections of sound on image - The three listening modes - Lines and points: horizontal and vertical perspectives on audiovisual relations - The audiovisual scene - The real and the rendered - Phantom audio-vision - Sound film: worthy of ...

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231078986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Projections of sound on image - The three listening modes - Lines and points: horizontal and vertical perspectives on audiovisual relations - The audiovisual scene - The real and the rendered - Phantom audio-vision - Sound film: worthy of the name - Television, video art, music video - Towards an audiological poetics - Introduction to audiovisual analysis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Audio Vision Sound on Screen

Audio Vision  Sound on Screen

This edition includes a glossary of terms, a chronology of several hundred significant films, and the original foreword by sound designer, editor, and Oscar honoree Walter Murch.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231546379

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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Michel Chion’s landmark Audio-Vision has exerted significant influence on our understanding of sound-image relations since its original publication in 1994. Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception. Sound in audiovisual media does not merely complement images. Instead, the two channels together engage audio-vision, a special mode of perception that transforms both seeing and hearing. We don’t see images and hear sounds separately—we audio-view a trans-sensory whole. In this updated and expanded edition, Chion considers many additional examples from recent world cinema and formulates new questions for the contemporary media environment. He takes into account the evolving role of audio-vision in different theatrical environments, considering its significance for music videos, video art, commercial television, and the internet, as well as conventional cinema. Chion explores how multitrack digital sound enables astonishing detail, extending the space of the action and changing practices of scene construction. He demonstrates that speech is central to film and television and shows why “audio-logo-visual” is a more accurate term than “audiovisual.” Audio-Vision shows us that sound is driving the creation of a sensory cinema. This edition includes a glossary of terms, a chronology of several hundred significant films, and the original foreword by sound designer, editor, and Oscar honoree Walter Murch.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Voice in Cinema

The Voice in Cinema

Chion analyzes imaginative uses of the human voice by directors like Lang, Hitchcock, Ophuls, Duras, and de Palma.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231108222

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 183

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Chion analyzes imaginative uses of the human voice by directors like Lang, Hitchcock, Ophuls, Duras, and de Palma.
Categories: Performing Arts

Words on Screen

Words on Screen

Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543453

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Michel Chion is well known in contemporary film studies for his innovative investigations into aspects of cinema that scholars have traditionally overlooked. Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art, Words on Screen is Chion's survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles, credits, and intertitles, but also less obvious forms of writing that appear on screen, from the tear-stained letter in a character's hand to reversed writing seen in mirrors. Through this examination, Chion delves into the multitude of roles that words on screen play: how they can generate narrative, be torn up or consumed but still remain in the viewer's consciousness, take on symbolic dimensions, and bear every possible relation to cinematic space. With his characteristic originality, Chion performs a poetic inventory of the possibilities of written text in the film image. Taking examples from hundreds of films spanning years and genres, from the silents to the present, he probes the ways that words on screen are used and their implications for film analysis and theory. In the process, he opens up and unearths the specific poetry of visual text in film. Exhaustively researched and illustrated with hundreds of examples, Words on Screen is a stunning demonstration of a creative scholar's ability to achieve a radically new understanding of cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Matrix of Visual Culture

The Matrix of Visual Culture

6. Walter Murch in Michel Chion, Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen. Trans. Claudia
Gorbman (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994) pp. vii/viii. 7. Audio-
Vision, p. xvii. 8. Synchresis is a combination of synthesis and synchronism.
Another ...

Author: Patricia Pisters

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740289

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 303

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This book explores Gilles Deleuze's contribution to film theory. According to Deleuze, we have come to live in a universe that could be described as metacinematic. His conception of images implies a new kind of camera consciousness, one that determines our perceptions and sense of selves: aspects of our subjectivities are formed in, for instance, action-images, affection-images and time-images. We live in a matrix of visual culture that is always moving and changing. Each image is always connected to an assemblage of affects and forces. This book presents a model, as well as many concrete examples, of how to work with Deleuze in film theory. It asks questions about the universe as metacinema, subjectivity, violence, feminism, monstrosity, and music. Among the contemporary films it discusses within a Deleuzian framework are Strange Days, Fight Club, and Dancer in the Dark.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film a Sound Art

Film  a Sound Art

This book considers developments in technology, aesthetic trends, and individual artistic style that recast the history of film as the evolution of a truly audiovisual language.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher:

ISBN: 0231137761

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 536

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French critic and composer Michel Chion argues that watching movies is more than just a visual exercise?it enacts a process of audio-viewing. The audiovisual makes use of a wealth of tropes, devices, techniques, and effects that convert multiple sensations into image and sound, therefore rendering, instead of reproducing, the world through cinema. The first half of Film, A Sound Art considers developments in technology, aesthetic trends, and individual artistic style that recast the history of film as the evolution of a truly audiovisual language. The second half explores the intersection of auditory and visual realms. With restless inventiveness, Chion develops a rhetoric that describes the effects of audio-visual combinations, forcing us to rethink sound film. He claims, for example, that the silent era (which he terms "deaf cinema") did not end with the advent of sound technology but continues to function underneath and within later films. Expanding our appreciation of cinematic experiences ranging from Dolby multitrack in action films and the eerie tricycle of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining to the way actors from different nations use their voices and words, Film, A Sound Art showcases the vast knowledge and innovative thinking of a major theorist.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinesonidos

Cinesonidos

36 Synchresis permits extemporaneous sounds to fuse with the moving image,
so as to create implied meanings and contextual ... 36 Michel Chion, Audio-
Vision: Sound on Screen (New York: Columbia University Press, 1994), 63. 37
Ibid., 64.

Author: Jaqueline Avila

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190671303

Category: Music

Page: 288

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During Mexico's silent (1896-1930) and early sound (1931-52) periods, cinema saw the development of five significant genres: the prostitute melodrama (including the cabaretera subgenre), the indigenista film (on indigenous themes or topics), the cine de añoranza porfiriana (films of Porfirian nostalgia), the Revolution film, and the comedia ranchera (ranch comedy). In this book, author Jacqueline Avila looks at examples from all genres, exploring the ways that the popular, regional, and orchestral music in these films contributed to the creation of tropes and archetypes now central to Mexican cultural nationalism. Integrating primary source material--including newspaper articles, advertisements, films--with film music studies, sound studies, and Mexican film and cultural history, Avila examines how these tropes and archetypes mirrored changing perceptions of mexicanidad manufactured by the State and popular and transnational culture. As she shows, several social and political agencies were heavily invested in creating a unified national identity in an attempt to merge the previously fragmented populace as a result of the Revolution. The commercial medium of film became an important tool to acquaint a diverse urban audience with the nuances of Mexican national identity, and music played an essential and persuasive role in the process. In this heterogeneous environment, cinema and its music continuously reshaped the contested, fluctuating space of Mexican identity, functioning both as a sign and symptom of social and political change.
Categories: Music

Fatih Akin s Cinema and the New Sound of Europe

Fatih Akin s Cinema and the New Sound of Europe

... Sage, 2005), 9, 13. 6. Doreen Massey, “A Global Sense of Place,” in The
Cultural Georgraphy Reader, eds. Tomothy Oakes and Patricia L. Price (
Hoboken: Routledge, 2008), 262–263. 7. Michel Chion, Audiovision: Sound on
Screen (New ...

Author: Berna Gueneli

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253037893

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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In Fatih Akın’s Cinema and the New Sound of Europe, Berna Gueneli explores the transnational works of acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker and auteur Fatih Akın. The first minority director in Germany to receive numerous national and international awards, Akın makes films that are informed by Europe’s past, provide cinematic imaginations about its present and future, and engage with public discourses on minorities and migration in Europe through his treatment and representation of a diverse, multiethnic, and multilingual European citizenry. Through detailed analyses of some of Akın’s key works—In July, Head-On, and The Edge of Heaven, among others—Gueneli identifies Akın’s unique stylistic use of multivalent sonic and visual components and multinational characters. She argues that the soundscapes of Akın’s films—including music and multiple languages, dialects, and accents—create an “aesthetic of heterogeneity” that envisions an expanded and integrated Europe and highlights the political nature of Akın’s decisions regarding casting, settings, and audio. At a time when belonging and identity in Europe is complicated by questions of race, ethnicity, religion, and citizenship, Gueneli demonstrates how Akın’s aesthetics intersect with politics to reshape notions of Europe, European cinema, and cinematic history.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Sound

Film Sound

Comprehensive book on film sound

Author: Elisabeth Weis

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0231056370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 462

View: 489

Comprehensive book on film sound
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Sounds Screens Speakers

Sounds  Screens  Speakers

These issues have been addressed by Michel Chion in Audio-Vision: Sound on
Screen, ed. and trans. Claudia Gorbman (New York: Columbia University Press,
1994). Despite proposing that film should be understood as a combined ...

Author: Charles Fairchild

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501336263

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Sounds, Screens, Speakers provides a broadly comprehensive survey of the emerging field of music and media. Music has been present at the advent of nearly every new media form since the turn of the 20th century. Whether we look at the start of sound recording, film, television or the Internet, music has been a crucial participant in the social changes brought about by these new tools for making and listening to music. This book examines such changes starting in the late 19th century to the present. From the introduction of the microphone all the way through to music in reality television, the purpose of each section is not simply to move chronologically towards the present, but to focus especially on the tangible social relationships created through specific forms of mediation. With readings at the end of most chapters, key questions to facilitate additional discovery and research, and direction to additional readings and resources on popular websites and news sources, this text serves as the ideal introduction to popular music and media.
Categories: Music

Sound

Sound

First published in French in 1998, revised in 2010, and appearing here in English for the first time, Michel Chion's Sound addresses the philosophical, interpretive, and practical questions that inform our encounters with sound.

Author: Michel Chion

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374824

Category: Music

Page: 320

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First published in French in 1998, revised in 2010, and appearing here in English for the first time, Michel Chion's Sound addresses the philosophical, interpretive, and practical questions that inform our encounters with sound. Chion considers how cultural institutions privilege some sounds above others and how spurious distinctions between noise and sound guide the ways we hear and value certain sounds. He critiques the tenacious tendency to understand sounds in relation to their sources and advocates "acousmatic" listening—listening without visual access to a sound’s cause—to disentangle ourselves from auditory habits and prejudices. Yet sound can no more be reduced to mere perceptual phenomena than encapsulated in the sciences of acoustics and physiology. As Chion reminds us and explores in depth, a wide range of linguistic, sensory, cultural, institutional, and media- and technologically-specific factors interact with and shape sonic experiences. Interrogating these interactions, Chion stimulates us to think about how we might open our ears to new sounds, become more nuanced and informed listeners, and more fully understand the links between how we hear and what we do.
Categories: Music

Screen

Screen

See , for a brief description of the camera placements in the film , Ron Mottram , '
American sound films , 1926-1930 ' , in Weis ... The simple , yet conflictive ,
juxtaposition of image and asynchronous sound , or the construction of ' audio -
visual ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123025988

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Siegener Periodicum zur internationalen empirischen Literaturwissenschaft

Siegener Periodicum zur internationalen empirischen Literaturwissenschaft

Audio - Vision . Sound on screen . New York . Cytowic , Richard , 1993 . The man
who tasted shapes . A bizarre medical mystery offers revolutionary insights into
emotions , reasoning , and consciousness . New York . Cytowic , Richard , 1993 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123006251

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Place of Breath in Cinema

Place of Breath in Cinema

See Mulvey, 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema', Screen, 16:3 (Autumn 1975
), pp. ... See Chion's preface to his book AudioVision: Sound on Screen (New
York: Columbia University Press, 1993); Eng. trans. by Claudia Gorbman from ...

Author: Davina Quinlivan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748664740

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 637

This study considers the locus of the breathing body in the film experience and its implications for the study of embodiment in film and sensuous spectatorship.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cinephemera

Cinephemera

In chapter five of Michel Chion's Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, Chion
distinguishes between “the real and the rendered” in addressing the ideological
and aesthetic implications of direct sound recording versus post-production
fabrication, ...

Author: Zoë Druick

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596764

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

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What do digital platforms mean for cinema studies in Canada? In an era when digital media are proliferating and thousands upon thousands of clips are available online, it seems counter-intuitive to say that audio-visual history is quickly disappearing. But the two processes are actually happening in tandem. Adopting a media-archaeological approach to the history of cinema, contributors to Cinephemera cover a wide range of pressing issues relating to Canadian cinema's ephemerality, including neglected or overlooked histories, the work of found footage filmmakers, questions about access and copyright, and practices of film archiving. Spurred by rapid changes to technologies of production, viewing, and preservation, this collection showcases both leading and emerging scholars grappling with the shifting meaning of cinema as an object of study. Film historians are put in conversation with experimental filmmakers and archivists to provide renewed energy for cinema studies by highlighting common interests around the materiality and circulation of films, videos, and other old media. Considering a wide range of cases from the earliest days of silent film production to the most recent initiatives in preservation, Cinephemera exposes the richness of moving image production in Canada outside the genres of feature length narrative fiction and documentary - a history that is at risk of being lost just as it is appearing. Contributors include Andrew Burke (Winnipeg), Jason Crawford (Champlain), Liz Czach (Alberta), Seth Feldman (York), Monika Kin Gagnon (Concordia), André Habib (Montreal), Randolph Jordan (SFU), Peter Lester (Brock), Scott Mackenzie (Queen's); Louis Pelletier (Montreal), Katherine Quanz (WLU), Micky Story (New College), Charles Tepperman (Calgary), Jennifer VanderBurgh (Saint Mary's), William C. Wees (McGill), Jerry White (Dalhousie), and Christine York (Concordia).
Categories: Social Science

Perseus Schild

Perseus  Schild

30 See Michael Chion , Audio - Vision . Sound on Screen , New York 1994 , p .
35 . 31 These are the functions of the voice - off in narrative cinema ( see Michael
Chion , The Voice in Cinema , New York 1999 , p . 24 ) . 32 See ibid . , 54 .

Author: Ulrich Meurer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079227859

Category: Gender identity in motion pictures

Page: 270

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Categories: Gender identity in motion pictures

Romantic Sobriety

Romantic Sobriety

See, for example, Michel Chion, Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen, trans. and ed.
Claudia Gorbman (New York: Columbia UP, 1994). I am grateful to Celeste
Langan for this reference. 45. Slavoj Žižek, “ 'I Hear You with My Eyes'; or The
Invisible ...

Author: Orrin N. C. Wang

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421404110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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This book explores the relationship among Romanticism, deconstruction, and Marxism by examining tropes of sensation and sobriety in a set of exemplary texts from Romantic literature and contemporary literary theory. Orrin N. C. Wang explains how themes of sensation and sobriety, along with Marxist-related ideas of revolution and commodification, set the terms of narrative surrounding the history of Romanticism as a movement. The book is both polemical and critical, engaging in debates with modern thinkers such as Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Walter Benn Michaels, and Slavoj Žižek, as well as presenting fresh readings of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writers, including Wordsworth, Kant, Shelley, Byron, Brontë, and Keats. Romantic Sobriety combines deeply complex, close readings with a broader reflection on Romanticism and its implications for literary study. It will interest scholars who study Romanticism from a number of perspectives, including those interested in bodily and social consumption, the roles of addiction and abstinence in literature, the connection between literary and visual culture, the intersection of critical theory and Romanticism, and the relationships among language, historical knowledge, and political practice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminist Auteurs

Feminist Auteurs

97 See Michel Chion ( 1994 ) Audio Vision : Sound on Screen , ed . and trans .
Claudia Gorbman , New York : Columbia University Press , 182. I have reworked
his concept of decentering which notes that the visual and audio go in different ...

Author: Geetha Ramanathan

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 190476469X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Feminist Auteurs examines a rich and diverse body of work that has received insufficient attention both in film studies and in feminist theory on film. Looking at individual films within the context of feminist film as a genre, Ramanathan examines film from diverse cultural traditions, while paying close attention to what might be regarded as feminist in different cultural contexts. The films chosen expand our ideas of feminism covering as they do film from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the US. Full-length interpretations of twenty-four films, both older and contemporary, including Vagabond, India Song, Bhaji on the Beach, Chocolat, and Daughters of the Dust lay out a complete and powerful framework for reading women's film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Audio in Media

Audio in Media

Content includes comparing auditory and visual perception ; thinking through the
ear ; sonic perceptions around the world ; and ... Includes chapters on sound
effects and dialogue , and the musical score . ... Audio - Vision : Sound on Screen
.

Author: Stanley R. Alten

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

ISBN: UCSD:31822027601194

Category: Acoustics

Page: 460

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On sound in the mass media
Categories: Acoustics

Proceedings of the international conference Parma New York New Haven 24 gennaio 1 febbraio 2001

Proceedings of the international conference  Parma  New York  New Haven  24 gennaio 1  febbraio 2001

Chion devotes his virtuosic book Audio - Vision : Sound on Screen to
demonstrating the various ways music " adds value ” to image : how the ebbs and
flows , climaxes and points of articulation in the film soundtrack cause certain
visual details ...

Author: Fabrizio Della Seta

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052313064

Category:

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