4Audiovisual spaces

Spatiality, experience and potentiality in audiovisual composition

Andrew Knight-Hill


At the outset it is vital to assert clearly that this chapter is not primarily concerned with panoramic space – the spatial positioning or movement of sounds within a stereo or multichannel sound field – but with perceptual space, and the use of spatial concepts and metaphors as frameworks or drivers for audiovisual composition.

It is an attempt to reconceptualise sound and image relationships, not as oppositional strands of media which entwine themselves around one another, but as complementary dimensions of a unified audiovisual space. Applying spatial concepts from a variety of disciplines, this chapter seeks to set ...

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