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Nonfiction Sound and Story for Film and Video by Cheryl Ottenritter, Amy DeLouise

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2Storytelling with Sound

If you are reading this book, then you believe, as we do, that sound can be more than a basic part of the story. Sound can bring characters and places alive. Sound can be subtle, too, and help the listener move with the story to a new emotional place. We will go into detail on what is involved in each of the stages of sound acquisition and mixing in later chapters. In a film course, you might hear the term diegetic sound, which means those sounds native to a scene, and non-diegetic sound, which means sound that is added to a scene. We don’t use these terms much here. Our book will focus on the following four main audio elements that we believe are needed to build a strong story. Whether you record them yourself, purchase ...

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