Editing is a sequence of shots in the film. It’s the order and duration of shots, visual transitions from scene to scene and visual effects.n


  • Montage: Montage is editing shots together to make the sequence have the same meaning. Originally developed by Sergi Eisenstein putting unrelated clips together to form a meaning.
  • Shot reverse shot: A technique used in film and television to show characters or object facing each other but in different shots. Usually used following the 80-degree rule.
  • Cross-cutting: Cutting back and forth between shots
  • Kuleshov effect: Cutting shots that are otherwise unrelated to create an emotion
  • Metric: Editing each frame/ shot after a certain amount of time consistently. For example; in ‘Baby Driver’ in the opening car chase scene the editing is done according to the time signature of the song.
  • Rhythm editing: Editing to create a sense of rhythm.
  • Tonal editing: Two images that have emotional themes that are similar. E.g a train going into a tunnel to symbolise sex
  • Intellectual editing: Bringing a new message from shots that are meaningless on their own.
  • Continuity: Continuing with the shot that was happening. The order of editing.
  • Matching eye level: Cutting in accordance with what the character is looking at. To see from their eyes/ their point of view.


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