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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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A pretty clear summary of some major ways that image and sound work together. Whilst Chion’s Audio-Vision does not provide a thorough examination of audiocision specific nature and function of music in film as distinct from other sources of sound, it is the most coherent and persuasive theory of film-sound perception to date.

A classic and highly accessible treatment.

Chion argues that sound film qualitatively produces a new form of perception: A great book that will enrich the way you experience and think about films. Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok. Made me think about sound in a whole different way, but I thought it got quite technical and obscure for me in micchel.

Cohen, have tended to dominate cognitive-scientific explorations of film-soundtrack phenomena. The fact that dude’s a composer and director as well as a film sound academic gives the book a systemic and comprehensive quality.

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.

Sep 03, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec choin, Ingrid rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.


Kelie lz it it was amazing Mar 17, Books by Michel Chion. 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. Useful terminology df a clean and easily comprehensible translation by Gorbman. Feb 21, SeaOfSound rated it it was amazing. Concepts such as lla “acousmatic” listening situation 71 appear to derive from a commitment to the theories of Pierre Schaeffer rather than to concepts of contemporary psychoacoustics.

Ce rated it really liked it Oct 31, Mar 01, Lindsay rated it liked it. This phenomenon of synchresis and marking of accents is compatible with the theories of Lipscomb and Kendall Sep 11, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: Pertinent concepts with eloquent explications and examples. Chion’s account deals with ausiovision functions of film sound in all its manifestations, including music.

Secondthe discursive “beyond sounds and images”, delineates an analytical method for scholarly analysis of sound in film.

The minimal 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. The text of Audio-Vision is in two sections. Open Preview See a Problem?

Michel Mezher rated it liked it Apr 06, Ultimately, this is a frustrating book for the cognitive scientist. Mike Lee rated it liked it Aug 17, The concept Chion employs to unify claims for the functional interaction of image and sound delineated above is synchresis. In contrast with mainstream film theorists, Chion auxiovision film sound as of primary importance in the phenomenology of cinema.


Chion highlights a set of functions that sound may serve via the phenomenon of added value. 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 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.

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion

Sarah Mack rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Chion’s theory is no exception: This whole section whilst solid and interesting can read pretty dry. Refresh and try again. The nature of the aaudiovision sound causes the filmgoer to construe the image differently, and hence the relationship of sound and image in film should not be described simply as “associationist”, but as “synergetic”; they enter into a “contract” in the qudiovision perception.

Chion claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic.

Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen

Whilst it appears to carry a degree of cognitive-psychological insight, it constitutes in fact a set of introspective rationalizations that are not grounded in an understanding of current cognitive-psychological issues and methods. Vasilis Moschas rated it it was amazing Mar 13, These phenomena are discussed in terms of sound rather than in terms of music.

Associationism and musical soundtrack phenomena.