Telling Story With Off-Screen Sound

We often overlook how much films deliberately use sound to communicate information, story, and tone. Not only that, we often take for granted how sound fills in, expands and transforms the film beyond the frame, outside of what we actually see. In this video, Rocket Jump demonstrates how off-screen sound (things we can hear, but aren’t directly shown) can shape a story, and the ways filmmakers use this technique to their advantage.

Case Studies: Storytelling Through Sound