This section covers the process of taking shots (‘rushes’), audio, graphics and other media assets and compiling them into a completed programme. Post production and editing is both a technical and creative process. It is not just about editing out poor material, but is the stage at which your production takes form and establishes pace and mood.
2 Introduction to Shot Transitions There are a number of ways for the editor to change from one shot to another. Each has its own rules and principles, and where best they should be applied, and have implications for the viewer. Again, these are general rules and principles which can be broken, but understanding them will enable you to break these rules with reason and purpose.