Media Studies Key Words Editing TV Drama

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Fade
A transition to or from a blank screen (normally black)
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Dissolve
A slow transition as one image merges into another
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Wipe
Optical effect in which one shot 'wipes' another off the screen
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Superimposition
Two or more images placed directly on top of one another
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Continuity editing
Used in most TV dramas: naturalistic and smooth- can barely notice cuts
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Cut
Change from one shot from one view point or location to another
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Montage
A series of shots that are connected together to reinforce meaning- intensifies and controls the emotion through collection
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Slow Motion
Actions slows down with text- connotes seriousness or a past event. Helps to prolong tension, add style, or dramatic effect to the film
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Long Take
A shot that does not cut away but lingers on part of the actions
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Jump Cut
An abrupt switch from one scene to another: used to make a dramatic point or mark a period of time passing
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A slow transition as one image merges into another

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Dissolve

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Optical effect in which one shot 'wipes' another off the screen

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Card 4

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Two or more images placed directly on top of one another

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Card 5

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Used in most TV dramas: naturalistic and smooth- can barely notice cuts

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