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Michel Mezher rated it liked it Apr 06, xudiovision Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Definitely worth reading if you are interested in movies or making movies at all, unique perspective we don’t often talk about.

Chion’s theory is no exception: 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. Any French scholar is good to read, and when the material is as interesting as this is This whole section whilst solid audivision interesting can read pretty dry.

An important work dde cinema theory, largely ignored until recent years. When all is said and done words can only do so much do get across sound and image. Chion’s acute observations of sound design and music and their use in films to reinforce stories and to suspend the audience’s disbelief is unlike any other book on the subject.

Theories of film sound conventionally mirror theories of film music in their emphasis on the use of sound in film to elicit psychological states and effects. A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts. Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception: Neil rated it really liked it Oct 31, In contrast with mainstream film theorists, Chion treats film sound as of primary importance in the phenomenology of cinema.


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. Contemporary Music Review, 9 Pin rated it it was ok Jan 28, Want to Read saving…. The text of Audio-Vision is in two sections.

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion

Play a stream of random audio and visual event, and you will find that certain ones will come together through synchresis and other combinations will not.

In one of the only English translations of wudiovision work, Audio-Vision summarizes Chion’s attempts to systematize the devices of film sound and come up with a kind of working grammar that can be used to “read” a film soundtrack.

The concept Chion employs to unify claims for the functional interaction of image and sound delineated above is synchresis. Worth re-reading and careful study. Secondthe discursive “beyond sounds and images”, delineates an analytical method for scholarly analysis of sound in film.

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Michel Chion

Both academic and accessible, Chion’s text not only identifies and names many of the aspects and effects of cinematic sound, it also argues for and encourages a more directed and active form of audition. The first section is concerned with elucidating how sound and image transform one another in the filmgoer’s perception. 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.

Chion highlights a set of functions that sound may serve via the phenomenon of added value. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sound on Screen,” French critic and composer Michel Chion reassesses audiovisual media since the revolutionary debut of recorded sound in cinema, shedding crucial light on the mutual relationship between sound and image in audiovisual perception.


Pertinent concepts with eloquent explications and examples. Expanding on arguments made in his influential books The “Voice in Cinema” and “Sound in Cinema,” Chion provides lapidary insight into the functions and aesthetics of sound in film and television.

Jan 26, malic rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The mjchel discussion of the specific role of music appears to exist in a void of music-theoretic insight, and results in a relatively superficial account of the function of music.

Alex Hahn rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Sep 03, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Many of addition, Chion’s theory is littered with tenuous claims purportedly based in psychoacoustical phenomena; such claims weaken his discussion of, for example, “modes of listening”. Cohen, have tended to dominate cognitive-scientific explorations of audiovisiln phenomena.

Chion’s account vhion with the functions of film sound in all its manifestations, including music. Aug 21, Lucas rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I wish the class I took in college on film sound was half as good as this book. Lists with This Book.

Kelie rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Dec 22, Matt rated it it was amazing. Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok. 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 mihcel and image from every possible angle but without it feeling bogged down and heavy.