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DIEGETIC SOUND

Sound whose source is visible on the screen or whose source is implied to be present by the action of the film:

* voices of characters

* sounds made by objects in the story

* music represented as coming from instruments in the story space ( = source music)

Diegetic sound is any sound presented as originated from source within the film's world

Digetic sound can be either on screen or off screen depending on whatever its source is within the frame or outside the frame.

Another term for diegetic sound is actual sound

Diegesis is a Greek word for "recounted story"

The film's diegesis is the total world of the story action

NON-DIEGETIC SOUND

Sound whose source is neither visible on the screen nor has been implied to be present in the action:

* narrator's commentary

* sound effects which is added for the dramatic effect

* mood music

Non-diegetic sound is represented as coming from the a source outside story space.

The distinction between diegetic or non-diegetic sound depends on our understanding of the conventions of film viewing and listening. We know of that certain sounds are represented as coming from the story world, while others are represented as coming from outside the space of the story events. A play with diegetic and non-diegetic conventions can be used to create ambiguity (Horror), or to surprise the audience (comedy).

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Is non diegetic when the charchters in the film cant hear the music?

Yes. Diegetic means anything within the scene. Non-diegetic, or more properly extra-diegetic, would therefore mean anything outside of the scene. The line between the two can sometimes be blurred, particularly in musicals: for example, in the film "The Sound of Music" the songs "My Favorite Things", "Do-Re-Mi", and "The Lonely Goatherd" are diegetic, because within the story, the characters are singing, and aware that they are singing. The songs "Something Good" and "Maria" on the other hand are non-diegetic, because even though the performers in the movie are singing, within the story the characters are not singing, nor are they aware that they are singing. Another way in which the line is sometimes blurred is in scenes when what seems initially to be extra-diegetec music is revealed to be diegetic (usually done for comedic purposes, for example in "Blazing Saddles" when Sheriff Bart is riding through the desert to the strains of a Count Basie tune, and the camera pans to reveal Count Basie and his orchestra in the middle of the desert, playing the song).


How is music used in films?

Many times, music is played as a part of what is known as the film's "sound track." In many instances, this music is known non-diegetic, that is to say, there no visible source for the sound within the film's story. Diegetic sound is sound that comes from the story, like as an actor strums a guitar.


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What do you call film music when the performers of the piece can be seen in the film itself when they're part of the plot?

The official term is "diegetic music", but it's quite academic and archaic. "Source music" is the more common term.


What effect does diegetic music have?

Diagetic means it's actually being heard in the scene itself by the characters, not just by those watching the production. So I suppose they'd react however you would if you heard that kind of music- creepy music might put them on edge, for example.

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Can non-diegetic sound be background music?

Yes.


How do you pronounce diegetic?

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What does diegetic sound mean?

Diegetic sound can be on screen or off screen. It is a sound whose source is shown on the screen or whose source is implied to be there by the action of the film.


Is non diegetic when the charchters in the film cant hear the music?

Yes. Diegetic means anything within the scene. Non-diegetic, or more properly extra-diegetic, would therefore mean anything outside of the scene. The line between the two can sometimes be blurred, particularly in musicals: for example, in the film "The Sound of Music" the songs "My Favorite Things", "Do-Re-Mi", and "The Lonely Goatherd" are diegetic, because within the story, the characters are singing, and aware that they are singing. The songs "Something Good" and "Maria" on the other hand are non-diegetic, because even though the performers in the movie are singing, within the story the characters are not singing, nor are they aware that they are singing. Another way in which the line is sometimes blurred is in scenes when what seems initially to be extra-diegetec music is revealed to be diegetic (usually done for comedic purposes, for example in "Blazing Saddles" when Sheriff Bart is riding through the desert to the strains of a Count Basie tune, and the camera pans to reveal Count Basie and his orchestra in the middle of the desert, playing the song).


What is non- diegetic sound mean?

Sound used to create dramatic effect. Examples are: The voice of god, narration, SFX (guns/explosions etc) and mood music. They are basically sounds that are added in the editing process. It can be any noise which is not naturally in the clip. An example, is often, in most films, music is added for a certain effect, this music is non-diegetic sound


What is non- diegetic sound?

Sound used to create dramatic effect. Examples are: The voice of god, narration, SFX (guns/explosions etc) and mood music. They are basically sounds that are added in the editing process. It can be any noise which is not naturally in the clip. An example, is often, in most films, music is added for a certain effect, this music is non-diegetic sound


What is diegetic sound?

A sound that characters in the scene might hear, such as the voices of people that we see, or the sound of music when we see the musicians (or reasonably expect that they are in the scene) like the music playing at a club.A voice that comes from an unseen source, like a narration or musical underscore, is non-diegetic sound.


How is music used in films?

Many times, music is played as a part of what is known as the film's "sound track." In many instances, this music is known non-diegetic, that is to say, there no visible source for the sound within the film's story. Diegetic sound is sound that comes from the story, like as an actor strums a guitar.


What is the use of diegetic sound in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

Diegetic sound is present when characters speak, musical instruments are played and objects make noises.


Diegetic sound in young Frankenstein?

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Is diegetic sound used in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?

Yes, diegetic sound is present in the movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone when characters speak, musical instruments are played and objects make noises.


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