DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that video cutting is more than just a transition tool for movie scenes? As an aspiring video editor, you need to realize that you play a vital part in the post-processing of the materials. Essentially, video editing is the manipulation of compiled video shots to create new material. It might include different techniques, effects, transitions, cutting, and many more to achieve an aesthetic goal. Every form of cut exudes something and serves a certain purpose in a film. Yet, your role as a video editor goes beyond deciding which frames to show. It is also your responsibility to shape the emotional content of the scenes.
Speaking of cuts, there are several essential cuts that every editor should know. And learning when to utilize them is just as important as learning how to do them. The standard cut or also known as the hard cut is the most basic and common type of cut. It is when you literally cut from clip to clip without any transition. You don't need complex video-editing software for this one. This is achievable in just a few taps and clicks on your video-editing apps in your smartphones. Also, this is commonly utilized when the director wants an abrupt change in visual to connote a fast pacing. Another type is the jump cut. This one is pretty powerful and useful for interview videos--jumping from angle to angle to connote different perspective and adds variation for aesthetic purposes. Yet, another interesting cut is known as the L-Cut. This is kind of tricky yet fun to use! It is when the editor jumps into another shot but the audience is still hearing the audio from the previous shot. This is kind of tricky yet a powerful way to narrate a story, let's say a flashback or some sort of narrative film. It basically contextualizes a conversation. There are a lot more cuts to explore so do not limit yourself to those you learn from watching video-editing channels!