Soviet troops change guard vigil every 20 days, because (cut to fig 1-11)
Rudolf Hess is their prisoner. One man. One prison. The only prisoner for
over 45 years in Berlin's Spandau Prison" (cut back to fig 1-9).
13. Style. Just as there are editing styles for directing or writing, there
are also styles of editing.
Some editors edit in a precise, mechanical
style, while others may have a natural feeling for when the edit should
occur. To be an effective editor, you must be able to select and use the
style of editing that best enhances the production and its contents.
Whatever style you use, you must not interrupt the story, clash with the
music, or the feel of the scene.
If your editing style disturbs the
audience, or leaves a question unanswered in the mind of the viewer, then
the edits were wrong.
You must always remember that although video tape
editing differs entirely from motion picture editing, the purpose remains
Learning Event 2:
SELECT AND DESCRIBE THE TECHNIQUES USED DURING VIDEO TAPE EDITING
The following tips will help you become a good editor:
a. Use pans only to follow the action or to cover large vistas. All
other situations are better covered by a series of locked-down shots, each
showing part of the overall picture.
b. Don't edit from a still shot into a moving pan, tilt, or zoom; or
vice versa. This may cause the viewer to feel a physical jar at the edit
c. Use cut-ins and cut-aways to cover major jumps in action, or to
change screen direction (fig 1-12).