Foundations of Audio for Image
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.
Perception of 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 ...