Friday, May 07, 2010

Dude; what's up with the sound?

I'm not usually one to pick apart production values in commercials - heaven's that could be a blog all it's own - but this Rhapsody commercial was playing a lot this week, and every time I heard it the audio really bothered me.

Listen to the woman, and then to the guy. Notice how at the beginning he sounds like he's in a tin can or something, while she sounds very different (and they're in the same room!) And he doesn't sound consistent either: listen to the line "But how much is that going to cost us?" then his next line "But how much per song?" He sounds completely different.

Admittedly, in the first line he is further away from the camera than the second line, but it's in a room in a house. You don't expect a persons voice to sound that different as the camera cuts from one perspective to another!

Am I over thinking things?

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