Synchronization and Title Sequences: Audio-Visual Semiosis in Motion Graphics

1st Edition

Michael Betancourt

Published May 17, 2017
Reference - 142 Pages - 35 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138085060 - CAT# Y333800
Series: Routledge Studies in Media Theory and Practice

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Synchronization and Title Sequences proposes a semiotic analysis of the synchronization of image and sound in motion pictures using title sequences. Through detailed historical close readings of title designs that use either voice-over, an instrumental opening, or title song to organize their visuals—from Vertigo (1958) to The Player (1990) and X-Men: First Class (2011)—author Michael Betancourt develops a foundational framework for the critique and discussion of motion graphics’ use of synchronization and sound, as well as a theoretical description of how sound-image relationships develop on-screen.

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