. Match Cut- A match cut is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which an object in the two shots graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically. An example of of a match cut shot is if we have a shot of a girl holing ontoa balloon up in the air, and then the next shot will show the balloon flying up into the air this is called a match cut as the two scenes are linked together (or in other words some of the objects are in both cuts).
... As you can see these two shots are linked together and we as an audience can tell that the girl has let go of the balloon without actually seeing her do it
. Shot Reverse Shot- Shot reverse shot is where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other.
|As you can see this is a shot reverse shot, as we get cuts from over the shoulder and so we get the characters point of view which looks like they are looking directly at the character infront of them...|
. 180° Degrees Rule- The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line, whcih our teacher warned us not to do!!!
|This might be our first shot; wide shot of the criminals watching the shop|
|(Match cut, as it links to first shot)This will be a close up of the shop so that we get the sense that the criminals are carefully observing it|