The History of Sound at the Movies

FilmmakerIQ has released another great video essay. This focuses on the history of sound at the movies. When sound was first introduced to film, a lot of people thought it was just going to be a fad that wouldn't last. That's because it kind of posed a threat to silent film stars. 

This video essay is the first in a six part series that is included in an audio course that covers science, microphones, recording, editing, foley, and ADR.

The inclusion of sound at the movies was one of the most dramatic changes in all of film history. Dive into the early experiments of Edison trying to incorporate sound from film’s inception, through the experiments in the early 1920s, the Jazz Singer and the industry sound overhaul, and finally the multi-channel surround and modern movie sound technologies.

This is a must watch for any of you film lovers out there. 

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