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Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Edition by Robin Beauchamp

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Chapter 1

Foundations of Audio for Image

Overview

The concepts presented in this chapter are intended to develop conceptual common ground and a working vocabulary that facilitates communication between the filmmaker, sound designer, and composer. Where possible, these concepts are presented in the context of the narrative film.

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Perception of Sound

Sound

There are three basic requirements for sound to exist in the physical world. First, there must be a sound source, such as a gunshot, which generates acoustic energy. The acoustic energy must then be transmitted through a medium such as air. Finally, a receiver, such as a listener’s ears, must perceive ...

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