Lesson 5 Plan
Sound and Music


The soundtrack—music, dialogue, sound effects—is the glue that holds a film together. It has a powerful psychological effect in creating a sense of continuity in a film narrative.

The purpose of Lesson 5 is to investigate the importance of sound in a movie. Most people think movies are all about pictures; paradoxically, they are not. That’s why we started this course with sound only (by listening to a radio show), and that’s why we’re going to spend a whole lesson focusing on the crucial―and often overlooked―role that sound plays.

Time Estimate

It should take 3 hours to complete this lesson’s material.


After successfully completing this lesson, you will be able to:


During this lesson, you will complete the following activities: