continuity is the illusion of continuous reality. It is seamless footage. It is used to establish the story from one shot to the next. However, there can be problems with continuity. Discontinuity’s can be on purpose. When they become confusing, this is called a Jump Cut. Ex: A man is in the background of a scene wearing a red shirt, and the shot is repeated from a different angle, but this time the man wears a blue shirt instead of red.
cross cutting or cutaways are shots that cut away from the action at hand. They direct the attention of the audience, to another scene in order to give the illusion of two things happening at the same time.
there are two types of cover shots. CUT-IN and CUT-AWAY. This basically establishes the the shot, by including images inside the frame and then out to capture images outside the frame. This method is mainly used to correct continuity error.
The Juxtaposition of a shot influences our understanding of the movie. It can exaggerate an emotion or understate it using angle and sound. Ex: A montage can include a series of smiling faces, but through the use of juxtaposition, the scene can appear very sad.