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Chapter 8. Using Sound > Understanding Sound

Understanding Sound

Sound adds depth and resonance to your Macromedia Flash movies. Even before it was possible to incorporate sound tracks with movies, live music was used as accompaniment to accent action and stir emotion during silent movies. Imagine Jaws without the menacing sound track to appreciate all that sound adds to visual experiences.

There are some critical differences in the way you perceive visual information and the way you perceive sound. Because you blink somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 times per minute, with each blink lasting approximately a quarter of a second, your brain is accustomed to interruptions in the flow of visual data and is extremely adept at filling in gaps in visual information. This ability to connect the visual dots is what allows you to perceive film, which is composed of a collection of static images that are shown in quick succession, as continuous motion.


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