How do soundtracks, including music, Foley and wildtrack, support ideas of narrative in documentary film?

Barham, Richard (2008) How do soundtracks, including music, Foley and wildtrack, support ideas of narrative in documentary film? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Research into documentary film soundtrack and how it affects narrative, encompassing the techniques common to both Hollywood narrative movies and documentaries, the use of cliche to reinforce genre and common narratives in modern wildlife documentaries. Approached by analysing the need for soundtracks and the different components that make them up, including music, Foley, wildtrack, library sounds, dialogue and narration. Closely studying the soundtracks of existing films, their use of cliche and how they use different means to influence the audience. By creating a soundtrack for a piece of wildlife film, using the Logic Studio software, to back up previous research; putting the different techniques documentary filmmakers use into practice. Coming to the conclusion that every aspect of a film's soundtrack is necessary in the telling of the narrative. Ambience and underscore maintaining continuity, Foley and other sound effects shifting the viewer's focus and music influencing character and the emotions felt by the audience.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/595

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