Sunday, 28 April 2013


A great film where I founded some great examples where sound is used for a cut between shots.

It is great how a sound of scissors could be used.

Tension interrupted by a cut.

An example of confusing non-diegetic sound. I was not sure if the singer is there or not.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Project 13 Non-diegetic sound


Examples of the following:

- Intentional confusion of diegetic and non-diegetic sound
Mulholland Drive: The Silence theatre scene, the singer sings a song, we are sure her is singing and in the middle of the song she fell on the stage but the voice is still singing. Intention: everything is an illusion. As I am thinking about it it is diegetic sound because the characters in the film can hear it.

some examples from youtube:

- Sound that is hard to identify as either diegetic or non-diegetic

- Music (non-diegetic) used to identify social and cultural references

- Music and other non-diegetic sound used to create, for example, atmosphere, tension and emotion
Jaws: a signal that the sharks are nearby. (another example:
Psycho: the bathroom scene.

- Non-diegetic sound that sets the pace of s scene

- Non-diegetic sound that gives clues or cues to action

some links:

Sunday, 21 April 2013

David Cronenberg: Naked Lunch

I like this film especially the typewriter transformation into creatures which always happen when the character is drugged.

1. First meeting with a bug:

2. A scene with a sexual charge. I like how the typewriter is gradually changing its shape, really great scene.

3. New typewriter: :-)

Exercise: Repeating the Mosjukhin experiment

After Stuart's comment I changed the position of the "thoughts" in the first attempt.

I agree that the last "meditation" shot was inserted too early and a thought should have been inserted before it. My original intention was that the writer become famous and will have a problem with drinking. I think there is a need to show more thoughts. Some idea: the first thought should be a simple shot of the typewriter, second he is writing, third he receives his first published book, the fourth he receives a price - a shot of price, fifth: there could be a shot of a shelf with prices, sixth: the drinking scene, seventh: he has not the drinking under control (homeless), eight: he changes his life (mediation).

I was surprised how Stuart was very close with interpretations of the sequences, even the second was abstract one. There was missing information at the end of the first attempt - there is a writer who received his first published book. The second sequence was about man who is looking for a love but he never receive it.

If I compare sequences from student fellows I think that shots of thoughts where is not the character are most impressive. For example: those shots of things let you think how the character is connected to them, it allows you to imagine a story on your experience, our mind analyses it and tries to explain it somehow. On the other hand, when there was the character in "thoughts" I had a feeling that we are looking on a past, something which already happened. Just my thoughts.

(Just an idea crossed my mind: the sequence could be shorter and explain his current state about his laziness e.g.: he want to write a book (typewriter) but he could not resist to play games (shot of a game machine, drinking scene etc.)).