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Episode 07: Sound

The Language of Film explained

Film is a visual medium so the image is paramount. But to make the story seem real, sound adds an extra layer of reality and believability.

Like the image, sound is carefully composed and created as part of the narrative process.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • The difference between diegetic sound and non-diegetic sound
  • The use of speech and sound effects
  • How sound can add realism, assist continuity and aid the storytelling