In Defence of Jump Cuts

by Paddy Bird on
November 26, 2021

Jump Cuts, what a pain. They create areas we have to hide, they create continuity issues and can often ruin the fluidity of our cutting patterns. What's to love?

But without an in depth look at why they happen and all of the many ways we can actually benefit from them, we'll never look at them as anything but an inconvenience.

This week's show is an encyclopaedic study of this enormous part of our art form. We're going to look at the numerous types of jump cuts, how they work, how they can benefit us and what the rules are for using them in our cutting patterns.

Don't forget it's also Black Friday weekend here at Inside The Edit. Get 50% off any membership by using the promo code BF21 at our store! This is the only sale we do all year so don't miss out!

What am I Watching?

Tracks Featured in This Episode from Universal Production Music

Track 1: March of the Diaresis

Composer: Laurent Dury
Publisher: Koka Media
Album: Cultural Enlightenment
View Track

Track 2: Ever Rising

Composer: Richard Smithson
Publisher: Nuvotone
Album: Luxury Beats
View Track

Track 3: Minds In Motion

Composer: Paul Reeves
Publisher: Freshworx Music Ltd
Album: Elegant Emotive
View Track

Track 4: The Great and the Good

Composer: Laurent Dury
Publisher: Koka Media
Album: Cultural Enlightenment
View Track

Track 5: Loverz In The Friend Zone

Composer: William Joseph Bush
Publisher: TLL UND Burst Beemy
Album: Under The Surface V3
View Track


The Power Of Music Editing: Part 2

Saturday, Feb 12, 3PM GMT

We’re really excited to announce Part 2 of our Music Editing Bootcamp. The number one skill that high end clients ask for more than any other is the ability to skilfully score sequences. It’s a complex art form within the art of editing and requires deep and intense analysis in order to master it.

We created the foundations of musical editing theory in Part 1 of our Bootcamp series by studying musical structure, tonality, assignment and tempo. Now, it’s time to go more in depth and look at the techniques used in pro edit suites around the world.

This is why we’ve developed a series of 2 hour, live Bootcamps dedicated to mastering this little known part of the art of editing.

Book Now

Black Friday Course Sale

50% Off All Courses Using Code BF21

Yes, the best time of the year to grab bargains is back! From Friday 26th November you’ll be able to get your first membership at a huge discount or upgrade your current membership for a fraction of the price.

Shop Now


Free Taster Course: MFA Craft Editing

26 July - 5 August 2021
16-26 August 2021

This taster course will give you hands-on experience of the MFA Craft Edit Masters, the industry's first professional editing course where the focus is on the art form rather than the software or technology.

Book Now


A Week of Creative Intensity

Mon 9 Aug – Sat 14 Aug 2021

Put yourself in the hot seat this summer with the most in-depth editing course on the planet. We’ve deliberately built this elite level Summer School for you: the editor who wants to take their creative skills to a whole new level.

Book Now

Are you Drowning in a Sea of Technical Editing Courses?

It’s frustrating that every single course on the market teaches you all about the software but nothing about how to edit. The industry doesn’t care how many buttons you’ve memorised, it cares whether you can craft powerful films.
Start focusing on the skills clients actually want.
Learn More