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Cut On Action, a blog dedicated to Film & Video Editing Tips, Techniques, and Theory. You can expect tips on how to edit better, technically and theoretically. You can expect walk-throughs with popular NLE (Non-Linear Editing) software.

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  • Railroad Scene from the movie Sin Nombre (2009)
    on Sep 5, 2012 in Scene Analysis Sin Nombre
    Sin Nombre (2009) Edited by Luis Carballar and Craig McKay What we will explore: Cutaway shot as an opener. The Rule of Thirds in the establishing shot. Character pivot points. Symbolic insert.... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of the...
  • 3 Acting Lessons Applied to EditingActing, Reacting, and Interacting. In Method Acting Class, I recalled once the instructor mentioned that “Acting is acting, reacting, and interacting.” As an editor, I usually see takes... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of...
  • 5 Steps to Organizing Video Clips for your Editing Workflow
    on Aug 25, 2012 in Editing Concepts
    The Editing Workflow. Good news! I finally got my first question from a reader. He wanted to know specifically how to organize video clips. I first started researching this topic to see if I can... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of th...
  • The Point Of View shot – its Definition and Merit
    on Aug 24, 2012 in Definitions
    Definition of Point Of View Shot or POV. A Point Of View shot is a simple shot of what the character (or object) sees. We as the audience get a glimpse of what the character is looking at. This POV... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of...
  • 4 Ways Your Next Cut Affects Your Viewer
    on Aug 21, 2012 in Editing Concepts
    The Movie-Watcher’s Mind-Frame. Like smart directors who know exactly how to make their audience feel a certain way, the editor has to follow that “emotional track” to deliver... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of the...
  • 3 Solid Reasons to Read In The Blink Of An Eye
    on Aug 20, 2012 in Editing Concepts
    In The Blink Of An Eye by Walter Murch. This is my favorite book on the subject of film and video editing. I first read this book 6 years ago and have kept it on my shelf since. There’s a... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of the...
  • 3 Ways to See Your Edit Differently.
    on Aug 15, 2012 in Editing Concepts
    Here’s the situation. You finished editing an entire feature film or short or a commercial. Let’s say this is your 4th or 5th edit and you really don’t know what else to cut and... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of t...
  • Definition of a Swish Pan
    on Aug 13, 2012 in Definitions
    Swish Pan Definition A Swish Pan is a shot that pans from one direction to another (usually horizontally) extremely quick. The editor does not give time to the visitor to register the entire story space in his/her mind. This shot is used to mimic the...
  • Garage Scene from Warrior
    on Aug 11, 2012 in Scene Analysis
    Warrior (2011) Edited by: Sean Albertson, Matt Chesse, John Gilroy, Aaron Marshall What we will explore: Creative Openings Organic Establishment Ending with a Close-Up Creative Openings This is the first shot of the scene. All three are from the same...
  • Garage Scene from the movie Warrior (2011)
    on Aug 11, 2012 in Scene Analysis
    Warrior (2011) Edited by: Sean Albertson, Matt Chesse, John Gilroy, Aaron Marshall What we will explore: Creative Openings Organic Establishment Ending with a Close-Up Creative Openings This is the... Visit http://www.cutonaction.com for the rest of...
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