Week 4 editing (for blog)

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1. EditingCuts 2. Shot/Reverse ShotDefinitionA shot is taken over the shoulder of one of the characters to show the other character speaking. The next shot is of the same type but the other way round. These shots are then taken together and used in a conversation sequence to provide a break from shots showing the characters the two characters together.Dramatic MeaningLinks together two characters, often in conversation. 3. Eyeline MatchDefinitionA type of edit which cuts from a character to what the character is looking at.Dramatic MeaningCan be used for audiences to possibly empathise with a particular character. 4. Graphic MatchDefinitionAn editing effect in which two different objects of the same shape dissolve from one into the other.Dramatic MeaningSmoothens the transition, but can be used for metaphorical associations. 5. Action MatchDefinitionUsually referred to as match-on-action- the actions of a character are continued in the following shot.Dramatic MeaningAdds variety and dynamism. 6. Jump CutDefinitionA type of editing which breaks the continuity of the viewing experience.Dramatic MeaningJump cuts are used expressively, to suggest the ruminations or ambivalences of a character. Jump cuts draw attention to the telling such a story. 7. Cross-CuttingDefinitionThe process of editing from one simultaneous scene to another and then usually back to the original scene.Dramatic MeaningThe two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity. 8. Parallel EditingDefinitionA type of editing which allows two or more possibly connected stories in a text to run at the same time. Scenes are not necessarily simultaneous.Dramatic MeaningStrictly speaking this differs from cross-cutting in the sense that instead of cuts occurring simultaneously to one another it is instead over time. 9. CutawayDefinitionA cut with an instantaneous distancing from the previous shot, though of the same object or character. The new shot is not one seen in the master shot.Dramatic MeaningThe two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity. 10. InsertDefinitionA cut to a close-up of something that is seen in the master shot.Dramatic MeaningThe two actions and characters are linked together in some capacity. 11. EditTime 12. Long TakeDramatic MeaningDecisively influences a films rhythm. Depending on how much movement is included, a long take can make a film tense, stagnant and spell-binding, or daring, flowing and carefree 13. Short TakeDramatic MeaningOften used to demonstrate a sense of pace or action 14. Slow motionDramatic MeaningHeightens emotions 15. EllipsisDramatic MeaningCondenses the time- can heighten emotional states 16. ExpansionDramatic MeaningCan be used to increase tension