Post-production and the invisible revolution of filmmaking : from the silent era to synchronized sound / George Larkin.Material type: TextSeries: Routledge advances in film studies ; 61Publication details: New York : London Routledge, 2019Description: xiv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 9781138588332 (hbk.)Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Post-production and the invisible revolution of filmmakingDDC classification: 777/.5509 LOC classification: PN1995.9.P7 | L33 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: post-production: an invisible art -- The invisible revolution: the art of post-production -- The post-production process of silent film -- A sense of sound in the "silent" era -- Transition to post-production: the rapid rise and fall of the Monitor Ma -- The art and science of film engineers -- Coverage and post-production -- Post-production: past, present, and future -- Coda: the perpetual revolution and evolution.
"The introduction of post-production during the transition from silent cinema to the synchronized sound era in the 1920s' American studio system resulted in what has been a previously unheralded and invisible revolution in filmmaking. Thereafter, a film no longer arose from a live and variable combination of audio and visual in the theatre, as occurred during the Silent Film era, where each exhibition was a singular event. The new system of post-production effectively shifted control of a film's final form from the theater to the editing room. With this new process, filmmakers could obtain and manipulate an array of audio elements and manufacture a permanent soundtrack. This transition made possible a product that could be easily mass-produced, serving both to transform and homogenize film presentation, fundamentally creating a new art form. This book studies the discourses surrounding post-production, as well as the aesthetic effects of its introduction during the 1920s and 1930s, by exploring the philosophies and issues faced by practitioners during this transitional, transformative period"--
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