Sound advance

Introduction of a sound before the image to which it is associated

We can hear the car crash before seeing it in Godard’s “Le mepris”



  • Standard aural punctuation device
  • Provides an active experience to the audience
  • Can help diffuse the perception of a cut

Related effects: Acousmatic motion
Related induced effect: Sound hermeneutics

(Altman, 1992)

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