Match on action, shot reverse shot, 180 degree rule
By Georgia Churchman-Wykes and Will EllisMATCH ON ACTION, SHOTREVERSE SHOT, AND THE 180°RULE
Match On Action-Match On Action is a continuity editing technique. For example, it can involve a person opening a door like in the video presentation of Match On Action that we have also made. This can be done in three simple shots; One to show the person walking towards the door, another shot zoomed on the person’s hand on the door, and the final shot to show the person coming through on the other side. These shots are all then edited together to make it look continuous and as if it is all happening fluently and naturally. This technique can be done with any action, it is just to portray a false sense of continuity to the viewer.
Shot Reverse Shot- A shot reverse shot is also a continuity editing technique that conveys either two characters having a conversation, looking at each other, or a person looking at an object.- It is often filmed over one actor’s shoulder to show, what the other person is saying. This person will say all their lines. Then it will be filmed over the first speaker’s shoulder, and the other person will say their lines. This will all then be edited together to make it look like a fluent and continuous conversation between the two people.
180° Degree Rule-Essentially, the 180° degree rule is a filming guideline.-It is the rule that all filming takes place within the same 180° circle so that it maintains the audiences’ sense of location. If this circle is breached, the characters will appear on the opposite side of the screen to before, and this will look unnatural and provoke confusion, therefore we use the rule to prevent this.-This is also demonstrated in our video blogged below.