Narration in the Cinema of Digital Sound

Kerins, Mark
September 2006
Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television;Fall2006, Issue 58, p41
Academic Journal
In this article, the author argues that a cinematic aesthetic the Digital Sound Cinema has emerged in which narrative is reoriented by and around the construction of environmentally immersive multichannel soundtracks. This argument does not depend, however, on a dichotomy between single and multitrack sound design. The author explains the technological and experiential differences between mono, stereo, and digital sound designs.


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