Near zero degree of sound; it can be objective and subjective as well as diegetic and non diegetic. Most often brings the sonic ground slightly more into the audience perception

Diegetic subjective silence:
Conveys a character’s feeling and underline the narrative context


  • Pre or post exposition will be essential in orienting the audience

Diegetic objective silence:
Soundscape of a quiet filmic environment


Non diegetic silence:
Used as an aesthetic tool, therefore can convey meaning considering the narrative


  • The silence fills with the sound of the spectators’ environment

Related effects: Suspension; Extension
Related inductor effect: Subjectification; Narration

(Sonnenschein, 2001)

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