Cuts & Transitions

The only way to get ourselves familiarised with the production management process, is to hands on in all the documentation as well as speaking the proper Jargon with in depth comprehension.

These are some of the basic Jargons in the editing process.

Knowing them and turn it into our second nature in thought will definitely inspire our creativities from the start.

Our workshop demonstrates.

12 Film Editing Transitions
Transitions are the bridges between scenes. It’s a good idea to know these 12 basic editing transitions.
1. Cut (a straight transition to a new shot)
2. Wipe (a gradual transition to a new scene)
3. Dissolve (a gradual double exposure transition from one image to another)
4. Fade in/fade out (a gradual increase or decrease in picture brightness)
5. Focus in/focus out (a transition shot using focus)
6. Match cut (when two camera shots are linked visually – the foreground is the same but the background changes)
7. Freeze frame (a shot that gives the illusion of a still photograph)
8. Split screen (a visible division of the screen used to combine two or more actions filmed separately)
9. Slow motion (time has been slowed down) 10. Fast motion (time is speeded up)
11. Jump cuts (the middle section of a shot is removed to create a jump in time)
12. Cross-cutting (suggests that actions are occurring at the same time)

Do editors hold the power of discourse of film language?

Editing is one of the very critical processes in filmmaking. It was said that good editing work was not just only translating and constituting the directors and cinematographers film languages, the Editors might be also the final story tellers whom ultimately controlling the discourse of a movie.

Is that true?

Well, you gauge it yourself after watching this clip.