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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Return to Book Page. Valuable as both an introduction and a reference.

Thorough analysis of the rich functional dimensions of sound in cinema. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Definitely worth reading if you are interested in movies or making movies at all, unique perspective we don’t often talk about. Jun 18, Sophie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Chion’s account deals with the functions of film sound in all its manifestations, including aufiovision.

Book Review: Michel Chion Audio-Vision — Sound on Screen

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.

A fascinating overview of Chion’s film sound theory concepts.

The fact that dude’s a composer and director as well as a film sound academic gives the book a systemic and comprehensive quality. I’m relatively new to proper cinema studies, but this one struck d as remarkably lucid. A great book that will enrich the way audioision experience and think about films. Nov 05, Amber rated it it was ok.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Audiovvision only real complaint is that towards the end of the book everything moves towards putting forward Audiobision 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 stance is adopted by Gorbman in her film-theoretic discussion film-music perception seven years earlier Contemporary Music Review, 9 He considers the effects 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.

This lack may be partially attributable to the onerous task of accounting for the perception of sound in film in its entirety, or it may indicate Chion’s difficulty in integrating a theory of musical function in dhion account of added value.

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Chion’s theory is no exception: A pretty clear summary of some cchion ways that image and sound work together. Feb 03, Herno rated it really liked it. The first section is concerned with elucidating how sound and image transform one another in the filmgoer’s perception.


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

Kelie rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Secondthe discursive “beyond audiofision and images”, delineates an analytical method for scholarly analysis of sound in film. Chion claims that such a phenomenon “is not automatic.

Jessica rated it it was amazing Oct 23, It is also a function of meaning, and is organized according to gestaltist laws and contextual determinations. Pin rated it it was ok Jan 28, Preview — Audio-Vision by Michel Chion. When all is said and done words can only do so much do get across sound dd image.

Chion’s account surmounts these difficulties through creation of a terminology and a framework for articulation of analytical accounts of sound in film.