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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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Chapter fourteen

Sound Postproduction

The whole element of sound—both music and sound effects—was a rediscovery for me of what the story was. My first idea behind making the film was to tell a story visually, silently. So in the beginning I cut the film together without sound. I wanted to see if it worked. By first doing the images, then doing the sound—suddenly I could think of the story as being a whole set of sounds as well: the train station, the track boards flipping, salad crunching.

Adam Davidson

DIRECTOR

Sound Design

Some History

Sound on film came late to motion pictures (circa 1928), although many tried unsuccessfully to marry sound with pictures since the first film was projected in a Paris studio by the Lumière brothers in 1895. ...

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