Abbas Guhad
Mind Map by Abbas Guhad, updated more than 1 year ago
Abbas Guhad
Created by Abbas Guhad about 5 years ago


This is a mind map of editing techniques used in media

Resource summary

  1. Continuity Editing - The basic purpose continuity editing is to ensure a smooth flow from shot to shot. Graphic qualities are usually kept continuous.
    1. Spatial continuity - In the continuity style the space of a scene is constructed along the axis of action/180 degree line.
    2. Temporal - Editing can control the time of action denoted in the film. Order of events, audience tends to expect chronological 1-2-3-4 order. However, events can be put into any order.
      1. Key editing techniques
        1. Fade out - gradually darkens the end of a shot to black.
          1. Fade in - gradually lightens a shot from black.
            1. Dissolve - briefly superimposes shot A and shot B.
              1. Wipe - shot B replaces shot A through the use of a boundary line moving across the screen.
              2. Graphic and Rhythmic editing
                1. Shots can be viewed as purely graphic configurations - patterns of light and dark, line and shape, volume and depth, movement and stasis.
                  1. When the filmmaker controls the length of shots in relation to one another, it is controller the rhythmic potential editing.
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