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Sound Cultures in Indian Cinema
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Challenge of Sound


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Title

Challenge of Sound

Subject

Sound Technology, talkies, sound recording

Description

S.B Thakkar’s conversations with Prabhat’s sound recordist Shankarrao Damle figure in this article. Inter alia, S. Damle mentions the underdeveloped technology and technicians available to Indian studios in the beginning, which led a few studios to hiring the foreign engineers who came with the imported talkie equipment. There were at the same time indigenous innovators like Modhu Sil in Calcutta, Goverdhanbhai Patel in Bombay. S. Damle reminisces the Audio Camex equipment he handled for the first time. The article states that the ‘sound man’ in those days was a ‘second grade citizen’ of the film studio. Though the studio floors were sound proofed, they often were not adequate in the event of pigeons cooing in the premises. ‘Crackling’ was another technical misfortune that beset the sound recording process. The article speaks of the role of the sound engineers associated with the equipment dealers, who had a monopoly over the maintenance and repair of the machines, more than the sound recordists themselves.

Creator

S.B. Thakkar

Source

National Film Archive of India

Publisher

Cinema Vision India, Vol.1, No.2, April 1980, pp.13-18

Date

1980-04

Contributor

The Media Lab

Format

jpeg

Language

Eng

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Original Format

Paper

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Citation

S.B. Thakkar, "Challenge of Sound," in Sound Cultures in Indian Cinema, Item #15, http://sounds.medialabju.org/items/show/15 (accessed June 23, 2018).

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