13 terms

GCSE Film Studies editing terms

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Scene
A single event in a film (e.g. a conversation), which is created by editing together several SHOTS in order
Dissolve
One image fades into another. Creates connection between scenes.
Cross-cut
Cut between two scenes that are happening simultaneously. Implies a relationship between the scenes. This is also known as inter-cutting.
Parallel Action
Two or more simultaneous scenes shown on the same screen. Implies relationship between scenes and/or subjects.
Jump-cut
An abrupt transition between shots, sometimes deliberate, which is disorienting in terms of the continuity of space and time.
Bridging Shot
Used to show passage of time. Familiar uses include falling calendar pages, clock movement, newspaper headlines, etc.
Montage
Juxtaposing seemingly unrelated shots or scenes which, when combined, achieve a new meaning. Can also show passage of time.
Sync
To place audio and video in their proper relationship so that they match.
Wipe
A transition between shots in which a line passes across the screen, eliminating one shot as it goes and replacing it with the next one. (Similar to a curtain moving across a stage)
Fade
A shot that gradually increases or decreases in brightness usually to or from black. Sound can also fade to or from silence
Editing
The way in which shots are joined together
180 degree rule
A fictional line between two characters speaking which the camera cannot cross without disorientating the audience
Continuity editing
Editing techniques (matched cuts, diegetic sound bridges, eye-line matches) which give the viewer the impression that the action unfolds at the same time and in the same space