Continuity Editing• Rules:• Establishing shot• 180O rule• Match on action• Definition: A system of cutting used to maintain continuous and clear narrative action by following a set of rules
Montage Editing• Montage editing is a style that deals with shots assembled by the means of dissolves, fades and jump cuts.
Establishing Shot• Definition: A long shot or extreme long shot which sets/establishes the scene
Shot/Reverse Shot• Definition: Two shots edited together that alternate characters, usually in a conversation.• Sometimes it is not filmed in correct order but it will be edited afterwards to flow together.
180O Rule• Definition: The angle between two consecutive shots should not exceed 180O, in order to maintain relationships between two people and objects.• It is important not to cross the 180O, otherwise it may confuse the viewer.
Match on Action• Definition: A cut between two shots that places two different framings of the same action next to each other, making it seem to continue uninterrupted.
Transitions• Definition: Transition is a method or process of joining a certain amount of scenes from a shot.• There are 8 main transitions but the most used are Fade and Dissolve.
Fade• Fade is a transition that occurs when a shot gradually fades to create a single colour, normally black or white. In films, this is created by a change in the exposure, which is why it is known as a fade in/fade out transition.
Dissolve• Dissolve is a transition that occurs when a shot gradually moves from one image to another. In films, this effect is created by double exposure.
Real Media Text – The Dark Knight Rises• The Dark Knight Rises mainly uses quick cuts to show the next shot.• It has a really faint fade when it shoes the title.• Shots will come from different angles, such as left, right and diagonal.• When it changes to a picture at 54 it has a quick dissolve/fade. http://www.wat chthetitles.com/ articles/00228- The_Dark_Knigh t_Rises
Real Media Text – Law Abiding Citizen• The production company logos fade out.• It then uses quick cuts during the conversation, using the 180O rule.• At 2 minutes it then fades out using black. http://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=t3F AyARAVVI