Sounding Time and Focus in the Scientific Films of Eric Lucey

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This paper presents an overview of audio-visual approaches to composing an electroacoustic soundscape that soundtracks archival film material from pioneering scientific filmmaker Eric Lucey. Lucey's film-making was defined by his manipulation of speed, motion and scale as tools forobserving behaviour using a variety of techniques, most famously time-lapse or very high-speed film, and microphotography. The work may be seen as non-narrative documentary that makes use of different sound-design methods to create unexpected points of audition which offer audiences a detailed, expressive and immersive audio-visual experience in poetic and performative modes of documentary.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2023
EventMusic and Sonic Art International Conference: Seeing Sound, Hearing Sight - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 28 Oct 202328 Dec 2023


ConferenceMusic and Sonic Art International Conference
Abbreviated titleMuSA
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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