Published on September 17, 2014
Continuity Editing Definition: A system of cutting used to maintain continuous and clear narrative action by following a set of rules. The Rules: •Establishing shot •Shot/ reverse shot •180º rule •30º rule •Crosscutting •Match on Action •Eyeline Match •Re-establishing shot The Benefits: • The narrative has structure • The shot sequences flow seamlessly into each other • It’s easy to watch the film!
Establishing shot Definition: A long shot or extreme long shot, usually with loose framing, that shows the spatial relations between the important figures, objects and setting in a scene. From Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960 )
Shot / reverse shot Definition: Two shots edited together that alternate characters, typically in a conversation situation. Usually characters in one frame look left, and in the following frame look right. Stills taken from Robert Bresson’s The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962).
Shot-reverse-shot • It may not be filmed in the correct order but will be edited together afterwards. • Must ensure that the right amount of shots are filmed to make the ‘shot-reverse- shot’ sequence work. • Exampla • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AVL-DPAuc
If you’re shooting two characters talking to each other, here’s how to do it. • Film it once with a ‘master shot’, which shows both characters • Film it again with the camera in closeup on one character • Film it again with the camera in closeup on the second character. • Film individual shots of each character in ‘big closeup’ when you need to show strong emotion. • You can also include other shots, such as mid shots, if you need them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0AVL-DPAuc
180º rule Definition: The angle between any two consecutive shots should not exceed 180º, in order to maintain spatial relationships between people and objects in any given sequence of shots.
Rules for continuity editing 180 degree rule • This is a principle which underpins all TV and Film production. • It’s important not to cross the ‘line of vision’ between two characters. • Otherwise the viewer may not be able to make sense of the scene. • The same rule applies to a moving subject: keep to one side of the direction of motion. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=HdyyuqmCW14
30º rule The angle between any two consecutive shots should not be less than 30º, in order to maintain ). spatial relationships between people and objects in any given sequence of shots. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nonxxwfedIY Stills taken from A Bout de Souffle (Jean Luc Godard, 1960)
Crosscutting Definition: Editing that alternates between shots occurring simultaneously in two or more different location. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GQkUxdDD-8 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dgutDMPIMU
Eyeline Match Definition: A cut between two shots, in which the first shot shows a person looking off in one direction, and the second shot shows either a space containing what he or she sees, or a person looking back in exactly the opposite direction. Stills taken from Ben Hur (William Wyler, 1959,
Re-establishing shot Definition: A shot that returns to a view of a space or location after a series of close-ups. http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=paMomNyRUVE Re-establishing shot from American Beauty (Sam Mendes, 1999) TASK: CLIP 1: IDENTIFY THE ASPECTS OF CONTINUITY EDITING IN THE SEQUENCE FROM AMERICAN BEAUTY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tTnDcS-PqE&feature=related
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