E.A.S. or Elements of Auditory Settings refer to the punctual sound residing in the ambient sounds.
The sound of a faraway dog barking is the only spatial cue given in that sequence of Tarkovsky’s “Mirror”.
- Improve the continuity in editing, wields two visual events together
- Improve the recognition of space, usually used with easily recognisable generic sounds
- Can make the ambiance density heavier and could result in unintelligibility
Related inductor effect: Territory sounds