Editing- Transitions


A gradual transition in which the end of one scene is superimposed over the beginning of a new one.

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Fade in/out

(2:03 – 2:15)

A scene gradually goes dark or a new one gradually emerges from darkness.


(2:43 – 2:56)

An optical effect in which one shot appears to push the preceding one from the screen.


This is the placement of an image or video on top of an already-existing image or video, usually to add to the overall image effect, but also sometimes to conceal something (such as when a different face is superimposed over the original face in a photograph).

Long take

(Gravity – 5:35)

A long take is an uninterrupted shot in a film which lasts much longer than the conventional editing pace either of the film itself or of films in general, usually lasting several minutes.

Short take

(Jaws – last 5 seconds)

A shot of film or video that has a brief duration on screen; usually less than 3 seconds.

Slow motion

This is an effect in film-making whereby time appears to be slowed down.


This is a series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word, sentence or whole section from the original text being quoted. An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought, or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence.

Visual effects

They are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot. Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film.


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