Jump, match, and cuts on an action

Just so there's no confusion on the matter -

Match cut: Joining two different-sized shots of the same scene (like a medium shot and a close-up) to create the illusion of continuity.
Action match cut: Type of match cut made on a movement. The movement “flows” across the cut, maintaining direction and speed.
Jump cut: Usually signals that time has elapsed or something has been omitted from scene.
Found here.

A shot transition that omits parts of an event, as if had ellipses (…) in plot
· Also a cut with too-similar framing
· Or with straight angle but different people (they look like they morph!)
It’s what you would do if you had no training in editing and just cut pieces of a story together
· It usually looks like a mistake!
· This is what iTunes does when it summarizes a game into 10 min!
· In the sixties, there was a wave of it
To avoid
· Zoom instead of cut
· Make the framing more different
· Use the match techniques

And most importantly, a good example of what a match - or invisible - cut actually looks like when it is working.

Please be sure to watch, it is short.

... but there is always time for Five Minute Film School.


eunzi kim said...

so~~ just wonDering, but those panels we talkeD about in hernanDo's boarDs... aren't they match or action match cuts?

Amber Gail said...

No. Try thinking of it as cameras rather than as framing.