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Your Voice

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Film Identifier: F.2005-01-0138
Run Time
0h 9m 43s
Date Produced
An Encyclopedia Britannica Film educating the viewer about how our voice works. The concepts of respiration, phonation and articulation are illustrated through animated drawings, props and close up footage of people speaking.
00:00 - Var. animals making sounds. Var. people talking and singing, demonstrating the range of human voice; cowboy, announcer, gossiping women, Italians arguing. A woman in a doctor’s office exhibits the role of the larynx with an ECU of the larynx in motion. Drawings and an X-ray view demonstrate the breathing role of the lungs, ribcage and diaphragm. MS and CU of a swimmer out of breath. 04:23-09:05 - Narrator uses a bellows and reed to represent respiration and phonation to make vowel sounds. CU of woman singing in a choir. An animated drawing of the human head depicts the movements used to change tone quality and articulation. CU of lips, narrator reciting Peter Piper tongue twister, and MCU of people performing var. speech exercises with props like candles and mirrors. After an overview, a CU of children and MS of a public speaker illustrate the wide range of human speech.
Additional Credit
Encyclopedia Britannica (is contributor)
Encyclopedia Britannica (is contributor)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Temple, William J. (is participant)
Roggensack, Delinda (is participant)
Related Place
United States (production location of)