Buy Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. In “Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded. El presente artículo analiza la secuencia conclusiva del film Nostalgia (), de Andrei Tarkovski, desde la metodología interdisciplinar de análisis de imagen.

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Want to Read saving…. Neil rated it really liked it Oct 31, adiovision This phenomenon of synchresis and marking of accents is compatible with the theories of Lipscomb and Kendall Audio-Vision is not intended to be a phenomenology of film; Chion provides a framework and taxonomy within which film sound might be studied critically.

Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok. Chon claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic. A fantastic book on sound as it applies to film. Definitely worth reading if you are interested in movies chiln making movies at all, unique perspective we don’t often talk about. Chion’s theory is no exception: Chion’s work presents a regrettably superficial discussion of how music specifically, as distinct from other sources of sound in film, may impact upon perception of filmic meaning, and how filmic context may impact upon perception and cognition of music.

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According to Chion, this transformation occurs not because of any “natural harmony” between image and sound, but owing to the “audio-visual contract”, wherein, “the two perceptions mutually influence each other These functions are termed temporalization, sleight-of hand, unification and punctuation. Useful terminology with a clean and easily comprehensible translation by Gorbman.


Chion’s work exemplifies the trend for film-theoretic explanations dde film sound to a move away from the associationist tradition in favour of a cogent theory of sound-image interaction, an emergent “synergetic” paradigm. This term refers to “the spontaneous and irresistible weld produced between a particular auditory phenomenon and visual phenomenon when they occur at the same time.

Chion’s account surmounts these difficulties through creation of a terminology and a framework for articulation of analytical accounts of sound in film. Dec 22, Matt rated it it was amazing.

Michel Chion

Sources auxiovision accent in musical sound and visual motion. It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations. According to Chion, “A point of synchronization, or synch point, is a salient moment of an audiovisual sequence during which a sound event and a visual event meet in synchrony. Micnel anything it feels like the book could have been extended into a series of books as ideas aren’t laboured over that much.

Concepts such as the “acousmatic” listening situation 71 appear to derive from a commitment to the theories of Pierre Schaeffer rather than to concepts of contemporary psychoacoustics. Paperbackpages.

Still, an incredible book that is very inspirational when thinking of how to situate sound in a mix and the devices and relations it can take on when put together images.

Jessica rated it it was amazing Oct 23, The text of Audio-Vision is in two sections.


He considers the l of such evolving technologies as widescreen, multitrack, and Dolby; the influences of sound on the perception of space and time; and the impact of such contemporary forms of audio-vision as music videos, video art, and commercial television. In its synergetic relationship with image, sound can “temporalize” the image by animation, linearization, or vectorization. Many of addition, Chion’s theory is littered with tenuous claims purportedly based in psychoacoustical phenomena; audiovksion claims weaken his michrl of, for example, “modes of listening”.

Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema. My only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward Really enjoyed this book, it’s like Michel is looking at sound and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy.

This is the first English translation of Chion’s theoretical work on film sound, making available to a wider readership theories of film-sound perception which have been current in French-speaking countries throughout the s.

Almost reads like a dictionary of all the different ways sound can be used as a device without it ever getting repetitive or boring.

I wish the class I took in college on film sound was half as good as this book.

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