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Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema

Sound Design <em>The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema</em> by David Sonnenschein Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema
Your Price: $26.50 CDN
Author: David Sonnenschein
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 245
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0941188264
ISBN-13: 9780941188265

About the Book:

The Expressive Power of Music, Voice and Sound Effects in Cinema.....

The clash of light sabers in the electrifying duels of Star Wars. The chilling bass line signifying the lurking menace of the shark in Jaws. The otherworldly yet familiar pleas to go home in the enchanting E.T.

These are examples of the many different ways in which sound can contribute to the overall dramatic impact of a film. Sound design is as important as art direction and cinematography when it comes to crafting a distinctive atmosphere for your film and it can also be an effective tool in expressing the personalities of your characters.

In addition to introducing basic theory and analysis of examples of well-known films, Sound Design is a groundbreaking book that shows you how to use music, dialogue and sound effects to provoke an emotional reaction from your audience.

Interactive, simple exercises nurture your creative ability to hear and compose the most effective sounds to express the story and how to seamlessly integrate them with all the other cinematic elements.

Sound Design by David Sonnenschein is user-friendly and rewarding for producers, directors, writers, editors, musicians, composers and sound technicians of every level, as well as students of cinema.

What people say:

"Whether you are considering a career in sound design or film, are already involved and want to improve your skills, or want to learn more about how sound propels a film's narrative, this book is a must-read." — Pro Sound Magazine

"The need for such a book is great indeed, fulfilled in this obviously heartfelt project." — Gary Rydstrom, Academy Award winning Sound Designer: Terminator 2, Titantic, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan

"Here is a book of enormous merit that should prove useful not only to sound editors but to all film artists and, indeed, anyone who cherishes a good movie." — Richard Walter, Chairman UCLA Screenwriting Dept.

"A comprehensive guide that any sound professional can't live without." — George Watters II, Supervising Sound Editor: Pearl Harbor, The Hunt for Red October, The Rock, Naked Gun 2

About the Author:

David Sonnenschein is a musician, writer and director who lectures and consults in sound design for TV, film, and interactive media.