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Sound in documentary: the soundtrack and its transformations in the main moments and movements of the documentary tradition between the years 1927 and 1968

Grant number: 13/09996-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2013
Effective date (End): August 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Arts - Cinema
Principal researcher:Claudiney Rodrigues Carrasco
Grantee:Renan Paiva Chaves
Home Institution: Instituto de Artes (IA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The proposal of this project is to deal with the issue of sound in documentary, a subject that still needs development in the literature of cinema and film sound. The objective of the research is to understand how the sound (the full soundtrack) was used in the main movements and moments of documentary tradition between 1920 and 1960. Intending thereby to elaborate a panoramic perspective on how the characteristics of the soundtrack in the documentary were being transformed, observing the persistences and changes employed between movements and moments of documentary tradition. It is also desired, with the preparation of the dissertation, to establish an approximation, conceptual and/ or comparative, between the film sound studies and theories about documentary.

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