Types of Sound
Sound, an element that is a necessity for survival. Something if extremely loud affects our hearing and irritates us to close up our ears, at the same time, if its soft, it may be inaudible or soothing to the ears. Sound plays an important and noteworthy role in our day to day life and is a vital portion in the Cinema Industry itself. A fickle of a glitch in the section of sound may affect a film drastically, a small miss at lip sync or a less impactful music in the wrong time, or a sudden drop in music in the wrong time may cause the film’s unique ability to grasp each individual to settle down.
Knowledge about sound should be a mandate for making a film, and knowing the types of sound should be in the minds of every filmmaker. Novice filmmakers, film critics, and general viewers often overlook the element of sound. So much precision goes into the subtle differences in a scene. When done well, sound design and sound effects should be indistinguishable throughout the film. A key to the power of sound design is its invisibility to the viewer.
The most important 3 types of categories of sound in films is dialogues, sound effects and music. These three aspects are extremely important and necessary to the viewer.
The major importance in the line of screenplay is dialogue. Dialogues adds to the essence of the scenes as it brings the actors or characters to life and describes to the audience what and who they are, and their objective and reasoning in the film. We as audiences would want to have a clear picture of what is going on and its needed that the audience gets to hear what they see at the same and exact point of time. As a story line evolves, viewers become emotionally attached to characters because of what they do and say.
Sound Effects play an important role in movies and TV Shows. The ever-changing world has changed a lot of devices for sound effects as per the modern times. Sound editing and production of sound effects has become a booming industry. In multiple occasions, several subtle sound effects are happening simultaneously during a scene. This creates a sense of reality. The recordings of authentic sounds are usually realistic than stock sound effects. The production team can edit or enhance real sounds by adjusting the pitch, volume, and intensity.
Music adds to the experience factor of cinema. For ages, soundtracks and scores have played a huge part in film and television. Music creates an atmosphere, evokes emotion, foreshadows plot developments, and adds an extra dimension to the audible part of a film. With a little bit of luck and a lot of planning, the right song at the right time can create an iconic cinematic moment.
Films and its implementation in production creates a vital difference in portraying a film and showing its uniqueness and at the same time making it one of a kind. Sound plays an extremely major role in creating this possibility in terms of cinema.