Editing The different types of editing and transitions.
The Basics – Continuity When shots are put together in a way that should flow and link with one another. This type of edit should not be obvious to the audience.
The Basics – Montage (Soviet) The ‘soviet’ or ‘political’ montage is a style of editing that was used in the 1920’s to get meanings straight from the shots being used.
The Basics – Montage (Hollywood) The ‘hollywood’ montage is generally used to portray a story or important information to an audience in a short, concise and easily understandable way. These are often seen at the beginning of TV programs to show ‘what has happened previously’ in the story line. For example, the beginning of this Waterloo Road episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHDhUl-hCFI
Transistions Transition is the term used for the movement between one shot and another. There are many types of transitions, these are: Straight cut: when an image is suddenly replaced with another, without significant visual changes. Fade In: when an image gradually fades into a shot. Fade Out: when a image gradually fades out of a shot.
Dissolve When a scene gradually moves onto another scene with a smooth transition.
Wipe When an image is completely replaced by another without any dissolving etc.
Action Editing When the shots are edited in a particular way to increase the effect of the action on the audience and create more interesting, action packed scenes.