3 Types of Sound

Michel Chion’s “La Musique au cinema” shows 3 different kind of sound in the film. Acousmatic sound (ON), Visualized sound (OUT), and Non-diegetic sound (OFF).

Here, I found a clear definition of those three sounds.

Basically, there are 2 sounds in film, “diegetic sound” and “non-diegetic sound”.

Furthermore, “diegetic sound” can be divided to 2 sounds. On-Screen and Off-Screen.

 

Another example of acousmetre is “A Letter To Three Wives”.

journal 23/2

I should change a storyline a little.

I have checked my script using “Dramatic Question”. And realised that this is not clearly shown.

And from this finding, I dug down more to find where to fix.

 

Dramatic Question is not clearly shown. (I could not find)

Conflict is not shown.

Protagonist is unclear. (Father or Son?)

Theme is not clear.

 

 

SO…

・  Put a theme

・  Decide which is protagonist

・  Show his conflict (What is the dramatic question?)

・  Show dramatic question’s answer.

STRUCTURE ANALYSIS “LOVE YOU MORE”

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FILM TITLE: LOVE YOU MORE

DIRECTOR: SAM TAYLOR-WOOD

YEAR: 2008

LENGTH: 15min

ACT 1

 

~00:36

Until the title.

INFORMATION SHOWN

・   Protagonist is a boy (Peter)

・   He likes a girl (Georgia)

・   But they are not friends, just classmates

・   Georgia is a bad student

Dramatic Question

Can Peter get Georgia?

ACT 2

 

00:36~

I have 3 suggestions for the turning point.

1. When Peter says “Are you looking for this?” 1:58

The first words Peter says to Georgia.

2. When Peter shoplift 2:39

They commit together.

3. When Peter spread beer to Georgia’s face 7:49

This is the trigger for them having sex.

Each suggestions make their relationship closer. Suggestion 3 is about the centre of the film so it can be turning point, but their relationship start to get closer when he ask her in record shop…

ACT 3

 

CLIMAX

The scene they have sex. 7:49~11:38

RESOLUTION

They walk together on a street. 12:00

ANSWER TO THE DRAMATIC QUESTION

Yes, peter can get Georgia.

SO-FAR 2

ROUGH SKETCH

 

Project 2: Make a project book (or plan) for short film

 

ABOUT THE SHORT FILM:

Basically story of a man and a woman. They are about to break up.

 

Compare to the project 1, this project contains many improvisations. I will not decide in detail about the script but want to decide through the discussion between me and actors.

 I want to shoot the actors themselves, not to be a character in the script.

Little Note About “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”

very rough note for Tomas Alfredson’s “LET THE RIGHT ONE IN”

 

Translated from my twitter account

「ぼくのエリ 200歳の少女」ルービックキューブのくだりは「うるせえ」の一言で済ましておくとして、やっぱり血を確認するときに手を使うこと、落ちる体が一度バウンドすること、モールス信号、誰もいなくなった教室の照明、こういうところは結構気がきいていると思うんですよ。

“LET THE RIGHT ONE IN” I would just say “shut up” to the Rubik’s Cube scene. But “to use hands to conform blood”, “to hit the entrance’s roof before hit the ground”, Morse code, empty classroom’s lighting, those points are well designed, I think.

 

 

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Probably, the man has to hit the roof before hitting the ground. It does not have to be happened to tell the drama, but showing it is “cinematically” necessary. As well as touching blood on snow.

 

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The lighting plan of the scene of Kare Hedebrant left classroom is designed backward. The crew put the lights above first, then set the lights for classroom.