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Action Match
A shot that cuts to another continuing a piece of action or movement between the shots. Allows audience to see smooth action despite a cut in the shot.
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Continuity Editing
When presented in a chronological manner to emphasize the real-time movement of the narrative and to create verisimilitude for the viewer by giving the impression of continuous filming
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Cross Cutting / Parallel Editing
Where an editor cuts between two separate scenes happening in two separate locations at the same time, showing a contrast or link
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Cut
Straight movement from one scene to another
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Cutaway
A brief shot that is not necessary but is cut into a scene showing a related action, object or person, not necessarily part of the main scene, before cutting back to the original shot.
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Dissolve
When the second shot starts appearing on top of the first shot which was originally on screen, more and more until all you can see is the second shot.
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Ellipsis
The removal or shortening of elements of a narrative to speed up the action.
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Eyeline Match
Maintains the eyeline or level when cutting from one character to what the character sees.
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Fade
Where the image gradually fades and disappears, leaving a white or black screen.
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Graphic Match
A cut from one shot to another that look visually the same, possibly linked by a similar shape or colour etc.
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Jump Cuts
A cut that moves to a very similar part of the same scene but missing a piece of action out (eg a character is on one side of a room, and then the other, but we don't see him walking)
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Linear Narrative
A sequential narrative with a beginning, a middle and an end, in that order.
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Long Take
Each time a shot is recorded it is called a take. So one that remains on the screen for a long duration is a long take.
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Montage
A series of shots edited together to show time passing and something happening in that time.
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Short Take
A shot that remains on the screen for a short time before it cuts to something else.
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Shot / Reverse Shot
Cutting between two people having a conversation
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Slow Motion
To slow down the action for emotional or comic effect
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Split Screen
When the screen is split into two or more parts to allow the showing of events that are taking place at the same time
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Superimpose
The appearance of writing/symbols/images on top of an image so that both are visible at once, giving the viewer extra information
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Wipe
One image wiping another off the screen
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Card 2

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When presented in a chronological manner to emphasize the real-time movement of the narrative and to create verisimilitude for the viewer by giving the impression of continuous filming

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Continuity Editing

Card 3

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Where an editor cuts between two separate scenes happening in two separate locations at the same time, showing a contrast or link

Back

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Card 4

Front

Straight movement from one scene to another

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Card 5

Front

A brief shot that is not necessary but is cut into a scene showing a related action, object or person, not necessarily part of the main scene, before cutting back to the original shot.

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