watching film with no sound
Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:46 AM
Just a quick question really I dont post much on here I should really.
Has any one watched a film recently but instead of watching it sound and all just muted the sound and watched the film?
I am doing my dissertation on Vittorio Storaro and when he was young his father was a film projectionist (as most of you probably know) and he watched the films with out sound and I believe this culd be represented like looking at art in a gallery as nearly every frame is a masterpiece in most films cited and raved about on here.
I was just wondering your thoughts or if you have read any thing about this latlely, due to The Artist being a silent film (kinda) and what you believe cinematographers can gain from watching just the image like a painting at an art gallery. (also a thing that Storaro does with referencing art to his work)
Thank you for your time,
Douglas Slocombe Scholar
Film Production student (cinematographer)
Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:02 AM
But there's a rule someone once told me, sound is more than 50% of the movie. And I think to have a complete experience of what the filmmakers intended is to live up to a presentation they created. So to judge the picture properly, it should be seen the way they wanted it to be seen. That even includes a quality projection or a good transfer.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:30 AM
Edited by Rex Orwell, 14 February 2012 - 08:32 AM.
Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
I have watched parts of film at home without sound to see if I could follow the plot still and found it difficult, unlike Sunrise. Also it made me realise how much sound and music add to the power of a scene. For me sound and music is the real third dimension that adds depth to a scene.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:58 AM
I feel watching a film without the sound is more of an exercise to allow one to concentrate on the image and the elements that make it up and make it effective, I.E. lighting, filters, camera angles and moves, production design, staging, blocking, lenses used, post elements and processing, costuming, make up and special effects make up, color pallet, locations, costuming, special effects, the progression of the images elements as the film unfolds. It's a great way to learn how to pay attention to the details of the image flickering in front of your eyes which translates into paying attention to details on a set.
In my opinion, the technique is like any other tool, it's useful if you can use it. There is no one way to create an artistic vision. IF seeing something with the sound off inspires creativity in you, it's a home run. IF you figure out how something was done that you can use later, ditto. Try it and take it for what it's worth.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:04 AM
You still get the sound but the words don't help you follow what's going on - though the emphasis certainly does.
Another adjunct to your research maybe.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:41 AM
My problem with the no-subtitles thing would be trying not to follow the dialogue. Not a problem east of the Carpathians though.
Edited by Mark Dunn, 07 March 2012 - 05:41 AM.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 08:41 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:23 AM