Explicit Commentaries and Implicit Designs : The evolving role of post-production sound in mainstream documentary. / Davies, Rhys.

In: Journal of Media Practice, Vol. 8, No. 2, 07.09.2007, p. 161-181.

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The article, focusing exclusively on sound design, examines how technology has defined the shape and structure of mainstream documentary production through three distinct eras: The Post Sound Dubbing (1930-1939). Location Sound Origination (1960-2000). The Digital Domain (2000). It also looks at the potential of creative sound design in contemporary commercial documentary and presents a modern production aesthetic that concentrates on sound design as a means to convey a distilled evocative realism, rather than the representational naturalism of location sound recording
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-181
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Media Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2007
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