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  • 1. Editing
    Cuts

2. Shot/Reverse Shot
Definition
A shot is taken over the shoulder of one of the characters to show the other character speaking. The next shot is of the same type but the other way round. These shots are then taken together and used in a conversation sequence to provide a break from shots showing the characters the two characters together.
Dramatic Meaning
Links together two characters, often in conversation.
3. Eyeline Match
Definition
A type of edit which cuts from a character to what the character is looking at.
Dramatic Meaning
Can be used for audiences to possibly empathise with a particular character.
4. Graphic Match
Definition
An editing effect in which two different objects of the same shape dissolve from one into the other.
Dramatic Meaning
Smoothens the transition, but can be used for metaphorical associations.
5. Action Match
Definition
Usually referred to as match-on-action- the actions of a character are continued in the following shot.
Dramatic Meaning
Adds variety and dynamism.
6. Jump Cut
Definition
A type of editing which breaks the continuity of the viewing experience.
Dramatic Meaning
Jump cuts are used expressively, to suggest the ruminations or ambivalences of a character. Jump cuts draw attention to the telling such a story.
7. Cross-Cutting
Definition
The process of editing from one simultaneous scene to another and then usually back to the original scene.
Dramatic Meaning
The two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity.
8. Parallel Editing
Definition
A type of editing which allows two or more possibly connected stories in a text to run at the same time. Scenes are not necessarily simultaneous.
Dramatic Meaning
Strictly speaking this differs from cross-cutting in the sense that instead of cuts occurring simultaneously to one another it is instead over time.
9. Cutaway
Definition
A cut with an instantaneous distancing from the previous shot, though of the same object or character. The new shot is not one seen in the master shot.
Dramatic Meaning
The two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity.
10. Insert
Definition
A cut to a close-up of something that is seen in the master shot.
Dramatic Meaning
The two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity.
11. Edit
Time
12. Long Take
Dramatic Meaning
Decisively influences a films rhythm. Depending on how much movement is included, a long take can make a film tense, stagnant and spell-binding, or daring, flowing and carefree
13. Short Take
Dramatic Meaning
Often used to demonstrate a sense of pace or action
14. Slow motion
Dramatic Meaning
Heightens emotions
15. Ellipsis
Dramatic Meaning
Condenses the time- can heighten emotional states
16. Expansion
Dramatic Meaning
Can be used to increase tension