Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Alec Delaney 

BA [Hons] Film + Television Production

I am a film-maker currently based in County Dublin, Ireland. Ever since I was a child I had a passion for filmmaking. At the age of fifteen, I built my first computer and started shooting and editing short movies with friends. After secondary school, I studied cinematography at Ballyfermot College of Further Education. I am currently studying Film and Television Production in Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. I try to make as many films as I can while also focusing on my studies without sacrificing quality. I work with what I love, and I love my work.

An Analysis of The Evolution of Sound Within the Horror Genre

Even though it wasn't my major or minor, I have always found sound incredibly interesting. My closest friends have gone on to be session musicians, sound designers, and composers, so I have always had music around me. I find the theory to be intriguing and think on a technical aspect it is one of the most complex elements of film. So when it came to writing my thesis I knew I wanted to analyze an element of sound. With this, I think the horror genre has evolved so much in the past few decades and I wanted to look at its evolution in its sound elements, from foley to scoring.