Film and Editing Techniques Continuity Editing

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Film and Editing Techniques Continuity Editing


Hassan ShahidMedia Studies

Film and Editing TechniquesContinuity Editing

Continuity editing primarily suggests guiding an audience through a sequence of events, and, in the process, showing them what they want to see when they want to see it. In the end, youve told a story or logically traced a series of events to their conclusion. The purpose of continuity editing is to smooth over the inherent discontinuity of the editing process and to establish a logical coherence between shots.Aspects of Continuity Editing: Establishing shot Shot/reverse shot 180 degree rule Crosscutting Match on Action Eye line MatchThe benefit of continuity editing allow the narrative to have a strong structure. The shot sequences flow seamlessly into each other, making it easier to watch.