Learn the 5 Fundamental Ways of Using Sound in Your Film

By Jourdan Aldredge

Listen up and discover how you can harness the power of sound in your productions.

We take it for granted now, but there was a time when films were completely silent. Well, maybe not completely silent, as cinemas found ways in the early days to provide live music to accommodate silent pictures, but early movies lacked the rich, layered and dynamic uses of sound that help define modern filmmaking.

To properly work with sound in your projects, it’s important to understand how the different types of sounds in films are used, as well as how you can use them.

1. Capturing diegetic sounds

In most productions, capturing diegetic sound is the first and most important audio concern. Diegetic sound is the “actual sound” of your production. That is to say, it’s all of the sounds that come from within your film’s world, including:

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From:: No Film School