Why sound quality is important in films

When most independent filmmakers are producing their films, they usually give a lot of attention to video quality. But one area where most of them forget is sound quality. Sound quality in a film is just as important as the video quality. With poor sound, this can ruin the taste and the flow of an otherwise dramatic production. As an independent filmmaker, understanding the grandness of quality sound in films is a critical part of what it means to be a memorable and successful filmmaker. A good example of an independent filmmaker who has been able to use high quality sound in his feature films is Jason Murphy.


In all his films, Jason Murphy has been able to use high quality sound to ensure that his audiences understand contextual information being presented in the film. Sounds in his films also positively affect his audience’s intuitive reactions. But just how important is quality sound in films? Basically, a film is produced using sound effects, music and human voices. The three sounds are very crucial because they make a film feel more realistic to the audience. Dialogue and sounds must sync perfectly with the all the actions in the film. This must be done without any delays and should be able to sound the same way they appear.

If the sound in a film is not in tandem with the actions on the screen, audiences will not believe the actions being presented on their screens. An effective way in which Jason Murphy achieves high quality and believable sounds in his films is that he uses novel sound clips. By using novel sound clips, Jason Murphy avoids relying on the typical sound libraries to get sound effects. Sound is very important as it sets the mood and tone of particular scenes. But for this to be effective, a filmmaker must be able to use high-quality sounds during film production.

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