Video Editing

Chapter 8 of Osgood and Hinshaw’s book— The Aesthetics of Editing

Continuity, Jump Cuts, Sequencing—simply EDITING 
 
editing    video-editing

The underlying theme that I gathered from Osgood and Hinshaw was that editing impacts the audience in one of two ways

           1) Editing is inconspicuous

           2) Editing is purposefully conspicuous

In other words, editing can be used to create a sense of continuity in which the editing does not detract from the video because the editing is so inconspicuous. Or editing is the point of the video. For instance, in a movie trailer it is quite salient that the trailer has been edited. This is done through employing the method of jump cut. This shawshank redemption clip demonstrates what I mean

continuity—”maintaing story consistency from shot to shot and within scenes” (helps add believability)

Jump cut—”series of two shots that lack continuity”

Each of these terms are defined on page 235.

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