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Designing Sound for Animation, 2nd Edition by Robin Beauchamp

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Chapter 2

Sound Design Theory

Overview

The pairing of audio and visual media is part of our everyday experiences. Armed with an ipod and earbuds, we intuitively underscore our daily commutes and recreation time through carefully selected song-lists. We visualize while listening to the radio and we audiate while reading. In the absence of either sound or picture, audiences will create that which is not present, potentially redefining the original intention of any given work. Therefore, in narrative animation, we must carefully select the content used in this pairing as we guide the audience through the story. To accomplish this, we must first understand the unique relationship of sound paired with image. As early as 1928 with the release of

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