One comment on “Jump Cuts: The Good, The Bad, of the Discontinuous Edit

  1. The Linham Zhang IV example I wouldn’t really classify as jump cuts due to the extreme reframing and split audio. The alternate action is effectively the b-roll. Most of these seem to be for effect anyway, I really thought this would include examples of popular you tubers that simply talk at the camera then remove their mis-takes. I find those the most annoying (especially when they accidentally leave one in). I have read that the head-on Vlog type jump cut, is intentionally not overlayed so as to retain the viewers attention. That is view tracking (by the second) indicates drop off if the camera cuts away to something other than the talent addressing the viewer. I guess mobile is really a different beast based on the nature of the viewers distracted attention. I expect that much of the audience spends their time only half watching the screen of their mobile anyway. Which is funny because so much content on mobile is now being consumed without any audio (facebook videos).

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