Thursday, 29 April 2010


Continuity editing is the predominant style of editing in narrative cinema and television. The purpose of continuity editing is to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the editing process and to establish a logical coherence between shots.


Cross-cutting is an editing technique most often used in films to establish action occurring at the same time in two different locations. In a cross-cut, the camera will cut away from one action to another action, which can suggest the simultaneity of these two actions but this is not always the case.

180 degrees rule

The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line. The new shot, from the opposite side, is known as a reverse angle.

In-camera editing

In-camera editing is getting the shots you want and not editing them on anything but the camera. This means when filming the shots need to be in sequential order.

Multiple points of view

Multiple points of view is showing more than one persons point of view in or about a film. For example there will be more than one main character in a film.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

shot variation

Shot variation is getting different views and shots of things that is being filmed.

following the action

Following the action is keeping the action on screen all the time and in full view.