Episode 06: Continuity Editing
The Language of Film explained
Continuity editing is at the heart of moving image storytelling. Sometimes called "invisible editing", its aim is to hide the filmic elements of camerawork, composition, design and editing so that the viewer's focus is on the narrative alone. When you watch a well edited film, you should be so wrapped up in the story that you don't notice that you are watching a constructed piece of film.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- How viewers' attention is focussed through centring
- The importance of the180° line rule
- New shot combinations that aid the storytelling