Why is it said that sound effects are important for a movie?

            Imagine watching a horror film without background sounds evoking a spooky or mysterious feeling, or watching an action thriller without the sound effects that ‘thrill’. How interesting would these be? Not very.

            Indeed, a good film should have a gripping story and impressive acting, but it won’t be complete without good sound effects.

            Sound effects, generally, refers to the artificially created or enhanced sounds. In other words, it is something that helps to tell a story better!

            There are different types of sound effects in a film. One of them is the hard sound effects, which are common sounds, such as door alarms, weapons firing etc. Then there are background sound effects. They do not explicitly synchronize with the picture, but indicate a setting to the audience. For example, forest sounds. Then, there is something called the Foley sound effects. They are sounds that synchronize on screen- like the footsteps, the movement of hand props etc.

            Another important effect is the design sound effect. They are used to suggest futuristic technology in a science fiction film.