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First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

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Fuck-Up #41

“Sound Is Not Important”

Why this is the dumbest thing you may ever hear on set

 

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing tohear and see it.”7

—Michelangelo

 

The Fuck-Up…

Have you ever been watching a movie and then got up and walked into another room so you could only hear the TV but not see it? Chances are, by merely hearing the movie, you could still follow much of what was going on. Now try watching the same movie on mute and see how much you can follow.

The truth is that the lion’s share of your story is more than likely to be told via sound. The dialogue, the music, and the mood are all built largely in the audience’s ears. And yet those naïve to filmmaking still think of it as primarily a “visual medium.” ...

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