Case Studies: Storytelling Through Sound

A film's sound is as at least as important—if not more—than the images we see onscreen. Through analyses of specific films, these videos demonstrate why sound design is an essential cinematic storytelling device.
A Quiet Place — Telling a Story with Sound
By Lessons from the Screenplay
M - How Fritz Lang Shaped the Modern Movie
By Jack's Movie Reviews
Fight Club | The Beauty of Sound Design
By Film Radar
Storytelling With Sound
By The Royal Ocean Film Society
Star Wars - Designing a Universe of Sound
By kaptainkristian
See With Your Ears: Spielberg And Sound Design
By Nerdwriter1
Stalker | Sculpting in Sound
By Alpha-Alpaca-Pack
A Quiet Place: Sound Tells The Story | Stories As Lessons
By Nolan Dean
M: The Importance of Sound Design
By Mr Nerdista
Paul Thomas Anderson: The Master of Sound
By So it Goes
Come and See - Sight and Sound
By Channel Criswell
The History of Sound at the Movies
By Filmmaker IQ
Darren Aronofsky: The Sounds of Obsession - A Video Essay
By Daniel Crowley
#83. The Sounds of Donnie Darko // Les sons de Donnie Darko
By Trois Couleurs
A Quiet Place - A Sense of Dread
By Cinema Scares
Baby Driver: Storytelling Through Sound
By Ben Bortner
Building Character Through Props | Director Michael Tyburski on 'The Sound of Silence'
By H8URS
‘Ford v Ferrari’ Sound Editors Explain Mixing Sound for Film | Vanity Fair
By Vanity Fair
How The Sound Effects In 'A Quiet Place' Were Made | Movies Insider
By INSIDER
Melodramatic Railway Sounds - Video Essay
By Oswald Iten
Observations on Film Art: Sound in Fritz Lang’s M
By criterioncollection
Telling Story With Off-Screen Sound
By RocketJump Film School
The Lighthouse - How to Create an Atmosphere
By Thomas Flight
The Sound and Music of Oblivion - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound and Music of The Dark Knight Rises - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound Illusion That Makes Dunkirk So Intense
By Vox
The Sound of Gravity - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of Inception - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of Interstellar - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of Silence BTS | Dolby Atmos | Dolby
By Dolby
The Sound of Transformers: Dark of the Moon - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
The Sound of TRON LEGACY - SoundWorks Collection
By Michael Coleman
Tim and Eric: Finding Comedy Through Sound
By American Night
Why Hayao Miyazaki's Animation Feels Alive
By kaptainkristian
Why Miyazaki's Films Sound Pretty
By Sideways
Working in Dolby Atmos | Writer/Director Michael Tyburski on Sound Design
By H8URS
Creating Atmospheric Sound | Writer/Director Michael Tyburski on Sound Design
By H8URS
Writer/Director Michael Tyburski on Sound Design | Character/Sound Subjectivity
By H8URS
Use Of Sound In Films
By Alfie Vaughan