Preference of processing and augmentation on sound effects including perceptions on how it affects their authenticity Essay

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Preference of processing and augmentation on sound effects including perceptions on how it affects their authenticity

By

Leigh Shields

Project Report 1: Literature Review and Project Plan
Word count: 3500

A report on project work carried out for the degree of
BSc (Hons) Music Technology and Popular Music Production

Supervisor: Braham Hughes
14/11/12

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Abstract
This project discusses the use of sound effects in cinema including common processing techniques and general perceptions on how the processing of the audio affects their authenticity in relation to the accompanying visual event. Literature research initially shows there to be a lack of subjective listening tests on the perception of sound effect realism, thus, the project hopes to fill a gap in this area of research.

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Table of Contents
ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................ I
TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................................................... II
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................ 1
CHAPTER 2 - LITERATURE REVIEW ............................................................................ 2
2.1 SOUND REPLACEMENT.................................................................................................... 2
2.2 SOUND PROCESSING AND EDITING TOOLS ...................................................................... 3
2.3 SYNCHRONICITY............................................................................................................. 5
2.4 HYPER-REALISM ............................................................................................................ 6
2.5 GROUPING SOUNDS BY CATEGORY ................................................................................ 6
2.6 RELATED RESEARCH ...................................................................................................... 7
CHAPTER 3 - DESCRIPTION OF ARTEFACT ............................................................... 8
3.1 PROJECT PLAN................................................................................................................ 8
3.1.1 SOUND CATEGORIES.............................................................................................. 8
3.1.2 QUESTIONS ........................................................................................................... 9
3.1.3 PRELIMINARY QUESTIONNAIRE ............................................................................ 9
3.1.4CHOICE OF ROOM ................................................................................................. 10
3.1.5 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS ................................................................................. 10
3.2 ARTEFACT CREATION PROCEDURE ................................................................................... 10
3.2.1 TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS ...................................................................................... 11
3.2.2 GANTT CHART........................................................................................................... 11
REFERENCES .................................................................................................................... 13
APPENDIX A ....................................................................................................................... 15
APPENDIX B ....................................................................................................................... 16
GANTT CHART.................................................................................................................. 17 ii Chapter 1 – Introduction
Sound in film and television is an aural experience constructed to support the story of a film or programme; it may be used to tell the story directly or as a…