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Film Editing Vocabulary
Terms in this set (17)
To assemble film images by editing shots together, often rapidly, to condense passing time or events.
A style of editing typical of many Hollywood films, which condenses time or summarized many events in a few shots. Also called a Hollywood Montage
A style of editing, typical of that used by prominent Soviet Filmmakers in the 1920s, which employs dynamic cutting techniques to evoke strong emotional, and even physical, reactions to film images.
Editing that constructs a story with film images by arranging shots in carefully sequenced order.
A camera shot, usually at long range, that identifies, or establishes, the location of a scene.
A shot of an image or an action in a film scene that is not part of the main action; sometimes used to cover breaks in a scene's continuity.
Cutting together different shots of an action on a common gesture or movement in order to make the action appear continuous on the screen. Also called a match cut.
Editing together shots of two or more actions occurring simultaneously. Also called intercutting, or parallel action.
Editing shots that are aligned, or matched, to suggest that two characters in separate shots are looking at each other.
An optical effect in which the screen gradually brightens as a shot opens or gradually darkens as a shot goes black or another blank color. Sound also fades in or out when the sound track gradually changes from silence to sound, or from sound to silence.
An optical effect in which the screen gradually brightens as a shot opens.
An optical effect when the screen gradually darkens as a shot goes to black or some other blank color.
Shock cut (smash cut)
A jarring transition between two actions occurring at different times or places. Also called a smash cut.
An optical effect in which one image replaces another by pushing, or wiping, it off the screen.
An abrupt transition between shots that disrupts (often deliberately) the continuity of time or space within a scene.
A shot with a zoom lens which makes the image appear to move closer by varying the length of the lens.
A shot with a zoom lens, that makes the image appear farther away by varying the length of the lens.
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