In considering the nature of representation through sound, Michel Chion proposes the term rendering in contrast to the term reproduction. The reproduction of a particular sound does not imply a perceptual and cognitive ’sound truth’ in a homologous fashion, particularly in an audio-visual context. For example, many examples of cinema sound effects exist where the sound heard is not a correlate reproduction of the source as suggested by the on-screen image. Often, a more effective rendering may be achieved through the use of some other sound that creates in the listener a more convincing sense of ’reality’ through fusion of image and sound.
See also:Audio-Visual Theory