Editing: The Illusion of Continuity. Edit: To select and arrange processed segments of motion-picture film. Continuity Editing: Film editing that maintains an uninterrupted time, action and setting within each scene of a narrative film.
Edit: To select and arrange processed segments of motion-picture film.Continuity Editing: Film editing that maintains an uninterrupted time, action and setting within each scene of a narrative film.
Classical Hollywood Style: a complex collection of formal and thematic elements that became basic to Hollywood filming by the early teensElements of Classical Hollywood Style:Continuity cutting (180-degree rule; shot/reverse shot; over-the-shoulder cutting); happy endings; psychologically-motivated characters; villains getting punished; women becoming wives and mothers
A fine example of theClassical Hollywood styleof editing can be found in the 1941 classic Meet John Doe. In this sequence, a newspaper editor waits for his star reporter…
Establishing Shot: A shot—typically at the beginning of a scene—that establishes the whole space (examples - Initial two-shot of characters in dialogue; image of entire room of people; city or landscape when where film takes place)
Shot/Reverse Shot: Any pair of shots in which the second shot reveals what is on the other side of the previous shot
Takes: shots made during the production of a film
Eyeline Matches: continuity editing dictates that if a character is looking in a certain direction in one shot, he/she should be looking in the same direction in the following shot
(aspects of Classical Hollywood Style)
Over-the-Shoulder Cutting from Actor’s P.O.V. (notice 180-Degree Rule)
Over-the-Shoulder Cutting from Actress’s P.O.V. (notice 180-Degree Rule)
Another Over-the-Shoulder Shot from Actress’s P.O.V. (notice 180-Degree Rule) – More intimacy
Another Over-the-Shoulder Shot from Actor’s P.O.V. (notice 180-Degree Rule) – Maintaining intimacy
Cutaway Shot: A shot that briefly interrupts the visual presentation of a subject to show something else
Match CutJump CutFade-out; fade-inLap DissolveWipeSuperimpositionAction & Reaction ShotsParallel EditingFast Cutting & Slow CuttingMontage
parallel editing or crosscutting (two stories told simultaneously with inter-cutting)