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online edit

February 10, 2012

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Final editing conducted on full quality versions of the sound and picture. Takes place after the picture lock, that is reached in the process of offline editing.

offline edit

February 10, 2012

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Preliminary edit – all the cuts are decided on (in and out points are set) in the process conducted on a medium-quality digital version of the material. The final effect of offline editing is the picture lock. As soon as it is finished, online editing begins.

picture lock

February 10, 2012

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The final editing version of a film – not offline changes will be made, no cut will change. The image may alter, but only due to online editing, special effects etc.

scratch track

February 10, 2012

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Temporary piece of music or voiceover put over an editing version in order to give a feeling of the ready mood (music) or meaning (v/o).

cutaway

February 9, 2012

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A video clip in editing, usually to conceal an edit or to shorten a sequence. For example, in a long shot we cut out a long part of it and put a short clip of other content in this place. Thanks to this the long sequence can be shortened and it does not look like […]

bin ends

February 4, 2012

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See: cutting room floor

30 degree rule

February 4, 2012

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Editing guideline according to which the camera should move at least 30° between 2 subsequent shots of the same subject.

compilation films

February 2, 2012

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Films made entirely of found footage (this is the source of the genre’s new, popular name – found footage). At the beginning they were part of the documentary genre (1927 – The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty by Esif Schub, 1964 – Point of Order by Emile de Antonio) and still are popular among documentarians […]

B story

January 31, 2012

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A background story in a film.

A story

January 31, 2012

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The main story of the film.

EOR

January 31, 2012

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Abbrev. for end of reel.

paper cut

January 31, 2012

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In non-scripted film forms (e.g. documentary film) a rough outline, an initial plan of editing.

rough cut

January 30, 2012

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The first – rough – editing version of a sequence of the whole film.

wipe

January 30, 2012

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A type of transition between scenes in which a line passing across the screen wipes off one image and replaces it with a new one.

split edit

January 30, 2012

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An editing technique used in transition from one scene to another. The sound of the second scene is audible before its picture is visible – in other words – the sound of the second scene appears at the end of the first scene. This may ease the transition.  

cross-cutting

January 27, 2012

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Editing technique based on cutting repeatedly between two ore more scenes/shots in order to suggest that they take place simultaneously.  

fade out

January 24, 2012

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The picture gradually fades from the screen until it turns completely black. (eg. fade to black, fade to white)

fade in

January 24, 2012

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The picture fades into the screen from a black screen.