BASIC RULES OF EDITING
- CUT TO MOTION/ACTION
When cutting the footage, we should always look for motion. This will distract the eye making the edit appear seamless.
Cutting in the right frame is important because it creates flowing movement. Smooth transition from one shot to another makes it look continuously.
For example, If one of the scenes ends with a shot of hand we should try to find similar shot an start with it the next scene. Another trick is, when we want to show something on the sky, put a shot of someone looking up before which will make a smooth transition and the person watching it will know that the character is going to see something on the sky.
It is important to focus on the face because it give the mood to the scene.
- PACE AND RHYTHM
Pace is extremely important in editing. Increasing and decreasing edits can change mood and create tension. Although quick cuts do not equal tension.