Dancer in the Dark

Editing – Jump cut

Most people (including me) loosely use the term jump cut to describe any cut that creates a jerk in the action. Let’s be more specific. A jump cut is a cut that makes the action inadvertently jump forwards or backwards in time, as though a part of the film was missing or edited without regard for continuity. Continue reading

Repetition – Sound (Part 3)

The line between diegetic and non-diegetic sound can become really blurred when remote — almost inaudible — repetitive sound is deliberately incorporated into the action. Sound repetition can itself turn into musical rhythm and completely reverse the relationship Continue reading

Editing – Breaking the 180-degree rule (Part 4)

So far, we have limited ourselves to studying the different effects of breaking the 180-degree rule from the standpoint of the story. But storytelling is not all about the story. Crossing the action plane can also be a way of pushing the audience around and spreading a bit of panic as they struggle Continue reading