Advanced Video Camera and Editing

Putting the Shots Together

The editor juxtaposes a variety of shots so that the interrelationships between them are made obvious. For example, consider cause and effect: the action in the first shot, A, is concluded in the second shot, B, or perhaps is drawn out over a series of B, C and D shots. The editing must show clearly that A causes B, or that logically B follows A. Of course, when viewers see a collection of images they will automatically try to construct a cause and effect relationship on their own even if the images are not obviously related.