By Michel Chion

In Audio-Vision, the French composer-filmmaker-critic Michel Chion offers a reassessment of the audiovisual media considering sound's progressive debut in 1927 and sheds mild at the mutual impacts of sound and photo in audiovisual belief.
Chion expands at the arguments from his influential trilogy on sound in cinema--Las Voix au cinema, Le Son au cinema, and --while delivering an summary of the features and aesthetics of sound in movie and tv. He considers the results of evolving audiovisual applied sciences similar to widescreen, multi-track sound, and Dolby stereo on audio-vision, impacts of sound at the conception of house and time, and modern sorts of audio-vision embodied in track movies, video paintings, and advertisement tv. His ultimate bankruptcy provides a version for audiovisual research of film.

Walter Murch, who contributes the foreward, has been venerated by means of either the British and American movie Academies for his sound layout and imagine enhancing. His is mainly famous for his paintings on </I>The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now<I>.

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So the cause is heard on the soundtrack while its consequences shimmer in the image. But in the spectator's mind is a synch point all the more disturbing for being postulated but not actualized (into hearing and seeing what falls); the object in question, acousmatic, may be anything one wishes: a stone someone has tossed, a meteorite, or the Holy Spirit. Emblematic Synch Point: The Punch In real life a punch does not necessarily make noise, even if it hurts someone. In a cinematic or televisual audio-image, the sound of the impact is well-nigh obligatory.

Many analyses of this sort appeared in the sixties and seventies, invariably concluding with the call for a cinema of demystification based on discontinuity. Very few directors actually answered the call except Godard. Godard was one of the rare filmmakers to cut sounds as well as images, thereby accentuating jumps and discontinuities, in greatly restricting inaudible editing with its gradations of intensity and all the fades, dissolves, and other transitions always employed in editing sound in film.

And yet no one who views this clip notices its obvious counterpoint. 38 The Audiovisual Contract Why not? ). Audiovisual counterpoint will be noticed only if it sets up an opposition between sound and image on a precise point of meaning. This kind of counterpoint influences our reading, in postulating a certain linear interpretation of the meaning of the sounds. Take for example the moment in Godard's First Name Carmen when we see the Paris metro and hear the cries of seagulls. " This is what I mean by a linear interpretation: it reduces the audio and visual elements to abstractions at the expense of their multiple concrete particularities, which are much richer and full of ambiguity.

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