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My Thoughts on Audio Storytelling

In both you tube clips of Touch of Evil Opening music is played as the couple walks through the street. Although in the restored version the audio does not have as big of a part as the no-restored version. In the restored version the music is softer and in the no-restored one it is loud and you can tell of it’s presence. Also in the restored version the street sound is louder and in the no-restored version it blends into the music. The sounds these scenes make drive the stories by building up to the explosion. I think it is good music for an event like this one when the viewer knows what is going to happen but the characters do not. It makes the mood suspenseful because you know what is going to happen as well and the same music is played even when the two characters walk past the car with the bomb in it multiple times.

In The Ambience of Film Noir I thought it was interesting how sound has evolved in films since the 1930’s. I like how Hollywood studios learned to put background sound into their films and that that added effect to the film. These sounds can drive stories in a way that the sound made, like a whistle from a traffic controller, can make the situation clearer of what is actually happening in the scene. This also helps because the background sound can create atmosphere and a setting of the scene so the viewer can get a better understanding of where it is taking place.

I really enjoyed the live tweet along on ds106 radio. The sound effects of the twist off from the killers made listening to the story interesting. The music in this story is also something I enjoyed. It would play suspenseful music during the breaks that would keep you entertained. The spin off from the lunar landing was also very neat. I liked how I could imagine these two astronauts talking as they are about to die. I got into this story and I almost believed that is what actually happened up there.

I like is paragraph in The Ambience of Film Noir about background sound


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