The audio component of any video or film is a very important one indeed. Just as we have seen a language develop in the Video world, a complex language exists for us in the Audio world, when it is attached to vision. Often, a high pitch string sound is used to create a feeling of tension or that something is about to happen. The infamous two note low string stab, warned us of the impending shark attack in the movie Jaws. Musical scores or motifs have become an integral part of the video experience.
In this chapter, we shall look at some of the important factors surrounding audio and music in film and video: