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Creative Motion Graphic Titling by Yael Braha, Bill Byrne

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SOUND IN MOVIE TITLES

Characteristics of Sound

Before we get into using sound as part of title sequences, there’s something to be gained from getting a little background on sound itself. Every sound possesses three main characteristics: pitch, tone, and amplitude. We can distinguish one sound from another based on these three characteristics.

Pitch

Pitch is dependent on frequency. Frequencies are basically a number of cycles and repetitions over the course of a period of time. A high frequency will have a wave that represents more repetitions in the same period of time than a lower frequency.

Figure 7.1 This frequency was set to 440 Hz.

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