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.

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