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Au cœur de l’évolution de la chaîne de fabrication cinématographique Le cas du monteur son

Abstract : Unlike the sound operator, the sound editor is a relatively new actor, inserted in the chain of cinematographic and televisual manufacturing since the 1980s. His arrival was favored by the evolution of the quality of the sound diffusion in the movie theater and in particular by the advent of multichannel : a system allowing more immersive listening thanks to the use of several independent sound channels. From the outset, and even today, the role of this technician has grown steadily. He comes just after the film editor and precedes the mixer. We are interested here to understand how this profession has evolved, placed at the heart of technological developments, digitalization of the signal and digitalization of the sound production chain. At the same time, we observe this movement by looking at the effects of these changes on the communication, artistic and economic dimensions. We point out the impact of new technologies on the organization of production and reveal the paradoxes of this profession of the cinematographic industry : a creative activity which models sound material and sculpts the image-sound relationship, but an activity inserted in a digital workflow constrained by standardized protocols and limited working time.
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Rémi Adjiman. Au cœur de l’évolution de la chaîne de fabrication cinématographique Le cas du monteur son. Les Cahiers du numérique, Lavoisier, 2019, Dispositifs numériques et organisations, volume 15 (2019/4), pp.39 à 65. ⟨hal-02491684v1⟩

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