When you watch dramas or movies, doesn’t matter if it is Hollywood dramas, Korean dramas, or Chinese dramas, many things are happening at the same time. The scene, how actor and actresses play their role, their costumes, their expressions, the choices of role, storyline, music, and sound effect as well. These are little different aspects of what makes drama could enhance their watcher.
One aspect that sometimes gets overlooked, but could be a very important element in drama, is its music and sound effects. The choices of OST, how it fits well with the scene inside the drama, and how it could enhance the scene into more engrossing and could enchant whoever watches the drama, this time we will delve further into the music and sound effects engineering in Chinese drama
The Importance Of Music and Sound Effect In Dramas
Music and sound effect are an essential element in dramas, it is used to build up an ambiance inside the scenery, enhancing the overall impact of each scene, as well as creating long-lasting tension. It also could set up the mood, and make characters could easily portray the emotions that they play. Music choices in themselves should always be compatible with the scene situations and ambiance it builds.
As for sound effects, it is used to create more realistic scenes in it, creating an immersing world where we can see, feel, and hear all sorts of sound effects inside one movie. This in turn would create a more engaging, realistic experience inside the drama, even though most of the time, music and sound effect weren’t the main focus of each watcher.
The Impact Of Music and Sound Effects On Drama
Music can shape the different ambiance of the scene, elevating the usual scenes in dramas, to become more exciting, creating a better atmosphere, and ultimately increasing the experience of dramas in themselves. What’s more, it could also have a profound impact on the dramas and could make dramas more enjoyable, yet with the poor choice of music it could also make them less enjoyable.
The first profound impact of music is to make a suitable ambiance for the genres. For example, if you are watching horror dramas, then you might notice the subtle uses of music, and how they create horror, feels of fear, dread, and unknown, and how they would build up suspense just by sound engineering and music, especially to build up jump scare.
When watching romance dramas, the sounds, and music that accompanies the actor or actresses need to enhance the feeling of romance, enabling music to enhance the current ambiance, while also not blocking the profound impact of each actor or actress.
So, In Conclusion
Not only music is used to build up the ambiance, and create a better atmosphere for the overall story, but it could also be used to foreshadow events, build up the world set inside the movies, or even signaling on different tone changes in one scene. Music and well-timed and well-made sound effects could be used to convey important information to the watcher.
Music is an important tool, and it would also make powerful storytelling tools, as such, the importance of music and sound effect in dramas couldn’t be underestimated. Some might say, that without music or sound effect, the drama and movies would feel flat, and it would be a lot strange, especially without the proper music and sound engineering.
Like for example, in Chinese drama, the use of music, and sound effect usually accompanies, and enrich the scene, enabling them to build up the ambiance, and in the end, it would create a truly memorable scene, and impactful experience.