Wednesday, 23 March 2011

editing techniques

    Cut. Sudden change of shot from one viewpoint or location to another. On television cuts occur on average about every 7 or 8 seconds. Cutting may:
    • change the scene;
    • compress time;
    • vary the point of view; or
    • build up an image or idea.
    There is always a reason for a cut, and you should ask yourself what the reason is. Less abrupt transitions are achieved with the fade, dissolve, and wipe Matched cut. In a 'matched cut' a familiar relationship between the shots may make the change seem smooth:

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