Video editing tips

Here is the list of important cuts in videography

  1. Standard shot - 2 related scenes are combined together e.g. back and front side of object
  2. Jump cut - Reducing length of clip by deleting unnecessay shots
  3. J cut - combining 2 different scenes together with audio of second scene overlapping first scene
  4. L cut - similar to J cut but in reverse way
  5. Cutting on action - Cut the clip as action happens, person moves,bends,looks around etc
  6. Cross cutting - 2 scenes playing together or laternatively. Show past e.g. suspense scene
  7. Cut away - show surrounding around the scene
  8. Montage - Sequence of scenes before main action e.g. To get a goal, you need to prepare
  9. Match cut - 2 similar scenes - one after other - transition from one scene to another e.g. Close door in one scene and open door in other

Here is the list of important transitions in videography

  1. Fade in and Fade out - Beggining and end of clip
  2. Dissolve - To show passing of time and blend one scene to other
  3. Wipes - To transition from one scene to other
  4. invisible cut - Cover the camera lense with palm or paper and then transition to other scene
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