exaggerated sound


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a sound technique in which a sound is exaggerated or enhanced; used by directors to emphasise something. The sound of a branch cracking on the ground in a forest (at night during a tense chase) might be enhanced so that viewers are more scared by the sound, or can identify better with the fear of the character in the film. Sometimes directors cheat to heighten the dramatic effect, e.g. in a scene where a child is hunted by a killer in a public bathroom, at least twice as many toilet doors are heard banging open and shut than there are toilet doors in the bathroom.

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