Listening to the World Through New Ears: Reinvention of the soundtrack in the works of Lucrecia Martel and Sofia Coppola

Justin Yang, Liz Greene

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Abstract

This paper explores the production and post-production techniques and tensions in designing sound for film. Considering the films of Lucrecia Martel and Sofia Coppola, amongst others, Greene and Yang will discuss how the soundtrack takes on a primary role in these films and becomes a medium for symbolism, reflection, characterisation, as well as storytelling. There will be a close examination of the processes involved in creating character-orientated soundscapes. These processes are sensitive to the effects sound has on an audience. Exploring how these filmmakers (with their sound teams) utilise the listening experience, including attention to point of audition and sound perception, this paper will critically unpick how such creative decisions are arrived at during various stages of the production process. Outlining the use of diegetic and non-diegetic sound and the potential musicality of sound effect design, issues of reverberation, noise and intent are discussed to highlight the sonic framing of these creative teams. Greene will approach these soundtracks from a production/post-production perspective, while Yang will explore the composer’s/designer’s ear.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2013
EventCinesonika 3 - Celebrating the Soundtrack - Derry, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Feb 201317 Feb 2013

Conference

ConferenceCinesonika 3 - Celebrating the Soundtrack
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDerry
Period15/02/201317/02/2013

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