An Introduction to Film Sound
Q27 Though we might think of film as an essentially visual experience, we really cannot afford to underestimate the importance of film sound. A meaningful soundtrack is often as complicated as the image on the screen and is ultimately just as much the responsibility of the director. The entire soundtrack consists of three essential ingredients: the human voice, sound effects, and music. Q24 These three tracks must be mixed and balanced so as to produce the necessary emphases which in turn create desired effects so as to produce the necessary emphases which in turn create desired effects.
Topics which essentially refer to the three previously mentioned tracks are discussed below. They include dialogue, synchronous and asynchronous sound effects, and music.