Another voice

Audiovisual effect resulting from the visual revelation of the I-voice; it is a specific de-acousmatisation of the narrator I-voice. The “another voice” effect is usually weakening the voice of the narrator. The usually intimate, dry voice of the narrator becomes embodied and falls back in the world of the other characters. The context plays a major role here. To weaken the narrator’s voice, that effect can be fairly effective.


  • Can potentially lessen the detrimental effect of the visualisation if the voice remains dry (dead).
  • Incorporating more spatial coordinates into the recording could potentially bring the effect forward. However, the extent will not be at its fullest if the visual field remains minimised.

Related inductor effect: I-voice

(Chion, 1999)

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