Discussion board #2 with 2 responses

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 At the beginning of  film Hidden Figures the breeze of the wind can be heard and later turns into a  very soft melody of a piano can be heard playing in the background. This helps sent the mood in the beginning and helps catch the audience not only by what they are seeing in the screen but also what they hear, it allows them to be present and feel the mood and tone. In this film there is a car trouble scene where outside sounds such as cows and birds can be heard were never seen. The sound of wind or a soft piano playing seems to be common in drama genres, it really helps set the mood in certain scenes. In this film most of the sounds were expected sounds and similar to what we would hear in 1st person, the sounds weren’t exaggerated or different from what the audience would expect. If certain sounds were removed I believe it would take away the effect and the mood that it is presenting to the viewer. For example, the soft piano at the beginning of the film. If the piano was taken off the mood or tone of the scene may have take a different route, look more sketchy or not catch the viewers attention. 

(1056) Hidden Figures – I’ve Never Seen a Mind Like The One your Daughter Has – sub esp – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

(1056) Scene from Hidden Figures 1 – YouTube (Links to an external site.)


(1056) Hidden Figures – I’ve Never Seen a Mind Like The One your Daughter Has – sub esp – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

(1056) Scene from Hidden Figures 1 – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

Hello Class,

     The three basic categories of sound are dialogue, sound effects, and music. Dialogue is the verbalization of characters talking to one another in films, sound effects are added sounds to illustrate the action of the film, and music is added to enhance the dialogue in films. The film I chose is Moonlight and the sound of this film impacts the theme and the mood of a scene. For instance, the sound informs the mood of the film by allowing the audience to endure the pain of the words and lyrics by using chopped and screwed music, which is a technique that slows down the music. With this sound effect, and music you can feel Charin pain and emotions and his attempt in trying to hide who he really is throughout the years. In different stages in his life, the world wanted him to be more masculine and more strong trying to mold him into something that he wasn’t, and through score (background music) you can hear it in the lyrics of the music as it slows down, connecting the audience to his pain and everything that is hidden within him. Even through the orchestral music, and dialogue scenes, you can sense the haunting, emotional, and poignant from the music, connecting it to the character and scenes, like the scene where Juan was teaching little Chiron how to swim, grasping that moment and feeling the connection between them.

(11) Moonlight | Swimming Clip | Netflix – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

Reference :

A24. (2016, November 8 ). Moonlight | Music of Moonlight| Official Featurette HD | A24.Youtube.[Video].(11) Moonlight | The Score | Official Featurette HD | A24 – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

 Netflix Film Club. (2020, June 18). Moonlight| Swimming Clip| Netflix.Youtube.[Video].(11) Moonlight | Swimming Clip | Netflix – YouTube (Links to an external site.)

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