Michel Chion’s landmark Audio-Vision has exerted significant influence on our understanding of sound-image relations since its original publication in Although discourse on film music and film sound has at times appeared a neglected field, Michel Chion’s Audio-Vision — Sound on Screen in fact contributes to a. In “Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Audio-Vision by Michel Chion. Sound on Screen by Michel Chion. Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in audiovisual perception. Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception: Expanding on arguments made in his influential books The “Voice in Cinema” and “Sound in Cinema,” Chion provides lapidary insight into the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television.
He considers the effects of such evolving technologies as widescreen, multitrack, and Dolby; the influences of sound on the perception of space and time; and the impact of such contemporary forms of audio-vision as music videos, video art, and commercial television.
Chion concludes with an original and useful model for the audiovisual analysis of film.
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Pertinent concepts with eloquent explications and examples. Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema.
Worth re-reading and careful study. Both academic and accessible, Chion’s text not only identifies and names many of the aspects and effects of cinematic sound, it also argues for and encourages a more directed and active form of audition.
Valuable as both an introduction and a reference. Nov 19, David Ashley Pearson rated it really liked it. Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down miichel heavy.
If anything it feels like the book could have been extended into a series of books as ideas aren’t laboured over that much.
Almost reads like a dictionary of all the different ways sound can be used as a device without it ever getting repetitive or boring. My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy.
My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward a proposal for audio-visual analysis before then putting this proposal into practice audiovisioj a deep dive into Bergman’s Persona.
This whole section whilst solid and interesting can read pretty dry. When all is said and done words can only do so micuel do get across sound and image. It’s a little disappointment as everything leads to this point which ends up making you think that film is just something mixhel have to experience, it’s all in that moment to moment. Still, an incredible book that is very inspirational when thinking of how to situate sound in a mix and the devices and relations it can take on when put together images.
Sep 11, Matt rated it really audioision it Shelves: I wish the class I took in college on film sound was half as good as this book. Michel Chion is a French musique-concrete composer and film theorist specializing in sound. In one of the only English translations of his work, Audio-Vision summarizes Chion’s attempts to systematize the devices of film sound and come up with a kind of working grammar that can be used to “read” a film soundtrack.
Dec 18, Ingrid rated it really liked it Audiovvision Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite technical and obscure for me in parts. Maybe I wasn’t patient enough to really get the full meaning out of it. Definitely worth reading if you are interested in movies or making movies at all, unique perspective we don’t often talk about. Dec 22, Matt rated it it was amazing. An important work in cinema theory, largely ignored until recent years.
In contrast with mainstream film theorists, Chion treats film sound as of primary importance in the phenomenology of cinema. Audio-Vision is not intended to be a phenomenology of film; Chion provides a framework and taxonomy within which film sound might be studied critically.
A classic and highly accessible treatment. Aug 09, Grig O’ rated it really liked it. The fact that dude’s a composer and director as well as a film sound academic gives the book a systemic and comprehensive quality. A great book that will enrich the choon you experience and think about films. Feb michdl, SeaOfSound rated it it was amazing.
Chion’s acute observations of sound design and music and their use in films to reinforce stories and to suspend the audience’s disbelief is unlike any other book on the subject.
Aug michek, Lucas rated it michek was amazing Recommends it for: Sep 03, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.
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Useful terminology with a clean and easily comprehensible translation by Gorbman. Feb 03, Herno rated it really liked it. Part of michep necessary and introductory reading in audiovisual design. Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok.
Apr 23, Kate rated it it was choon. A pretty clear summary of some major ways that image and sound work together. I found the ideas around added value and animation especially useful. Mar 01, Lindsay rated it liked it. Any French scholar is good to read, and when the material is as interesting as this is Jun 18, Sophie rated it it was amazing Recommends it chiin A fantastic book on sound as it applies to film.
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