Media - Editing Key Words

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Define: Post-production
The phase that follows the actual filming phase. Cutting show together, adding special effects, sound effects ect.
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Define: Screen time
How much time a character has on screen as the focus of interest
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Define: Shot/ reverse shot
Most conventional way of filming a conversation
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Define: Master shot
Filming of the scene often from a longer distance so that the whole scene and everyone in it can be clearly seen
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Define: Cut away
In editing, you can cut between the master shot and these other shots, the cut aways
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Define: Action/Reaction
We see a dramatic action and follow with shots of characters reaction
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Define: Reaction/Action
We see e.g. shocked reactions and then cut to the actual action causing this
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Define: Cross cutting
This is where there are two scenes taking place and the editing cuts backwards and forwards between them
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Define: Ellipsis
Condensing of time during a scene. Actions are cut out which the audience can easily guess at
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Define: Long take
Shots that last longer than average - often tracking shots following a particular actor
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Define: Short take
A brief shot quickly cutting to another shot
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Define: Montage
A group of shots which we are designed to give us an impression as a whole
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Define: Dynamic Editing
Frequent cross-cutting and often very short takes so that the understanding of the audience is impressionistic rather than narrative
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Define: Continuity editing
Most common editing style- aims to preserve narrative flow and create a coherent sequence which does not disrupt time and space
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Define: Cut
The most basic way of moving from one shot to another
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Define: Match on Action
This is where an action is filmed from two or more different angles which are then cut together to create one smooth acition
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Define: Match on Dialogue
Where something said in one scene has significance in the shot that follow
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Define: Eyeline match
Shot of a character looking in a certain direction. Often the next shot shows uswhat the character is looking at
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Define: Transparent editing/filming
An editing style which aims at making the viewer as unaware as possible of camera/editor
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Define: Non-transparent editing
An editing style which aims to keep the viewer aware that they are watching a media product not reality
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Define: Transition
Added in post to move from one shot to the next
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Define: Wipe/slide
A transition whee one screen slides across another or pushes it out of the way
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Define: Dissolve
A transition where one scene dissolves into the next
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Define: Fade to black
A transition where the picture of the screen fades away until you are left with a black screen
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Define: Graphic Match
A clear visual link between two scenes that follow each other.
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Define: Split Screen
Two or more seperate screens shown together
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Define: Slow motion
Also knows as time stretch. Slowing down an action
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Define: Juxtaposition
Deliberately putting contrasting scenes together
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Define: Screen time


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Define: Shot/ reverse shot


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Define: Master shot


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Define: Cut away


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