Re: birding-aus Bird-calls on TV (Sea-Change)

To: Dr Richard Nowotny <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Bird-calls on TV (Sea-Change)
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 20:05:20 +1000
Dr Richard Nowotny wrote:
> At 09:52 AM 6/10/99 +1000, you wrote:
> Laurie
> You are taking the position that it is normal practice to dub bird calls
> onto sound tracks - for reasons of verisimilitude, etc, I presume (rather
> like music is used).  Do you know this to be so?  I just don't recall
> hearing calls on other episodes of this show or on other TV shows (but
> maybe I wasn't listening, or alternatively the effect is so "normal" that I
> "hear" them but unconsciously just accept them as part of the environment
> of the show - although I find this a little hard to believe).
> You don't think this was some "special" case, do you?  For fun?  For a
> dare?  For some other reason?
> Regards.
> Richard

My wife used to watch Home and Away, and there always seemed to be a
bird or two calling in the background.  I can't remember what it was,
but it did seem to be a bit artificial.

Regards, Laurie.

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