Jul 31, 2017

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

 

In a recent interview with Business Insider, filmmaker Christopher Nolan explains his obsession with Shepard Tones—layered sound waves that simulate a constant ascent in tone—to create a sensation of building tension.

In this Vox explainer we learn how Shepard Tones work and why they’re so effective.

 

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