Materialising sound indices: all little details in sound occurrence that will make the event appear more real in the cinematic world (ex: grainy prosody of a smoker’s voice, etc…)
We can easily identify that the elephant man is offscreen from the combination of the opposite character glance and the man’s heavy breathing in Lynch’s “Elephant man”.
- Potentially adds correct colouration to a spatially affected sound
- Too much details can potentially draw the viewer’s attention away from the main point of focus
- Can underline a narrative event and become referential
Related effects: Sound qualities