Internal sounds

Subjective sounds; physical and/or mental interior of a character
They can be objective or subjective.

Objective = breathing, heartbeat, etc… physiological sounds.

Characteristics:

  • Audience use backtracking in order to comprehend the change in the narrative context
  • Narrative or visual information need to be sufficient either in terms of time or in amount for it to stay understandable

Related effects: Suspension
Related inductor effect: Point of audition
Opposite effect: Territory sounds; Extension

 

Subjective = mental sounds, memories, voices, etc…

Characteristics:

  • Also called proliferation; conventions of subjective remembrance often used with reverberation
  • Might require an extra amount of time to get the full extent of narrative

Related effects: Proliferation
Related inductor effect: Point of audition
Opposite effect: Suspension
Similar effect: Meta diegetic

(Chion, 1994)

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