Re: cutting to black

From: flick harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 03 2007 - 17:31:48 PDT

On 31-Aug-07, at 10:09 AM, Tom B Whiteside wrote:
> I, for one, think that there is much more to "jump cut" than not
> cutting to black! ANY two images? Really??

Hey, it's not high art - it's advertising.

Heh heh.

Name two images which couldn't be cut together with a quick flash of
black in between? Especially in ideological montage?

The black makes an automatic jump cut - anything to black, without a

It's so extreme, it automatically "works" in the classical continuity
sense because it's not confusing or disorienting - it's simply an
elimination of the previous image.

Then a new image appears, and this cut works too for the same reasons.

  So it's technically two jump cuts but - not the jarring "bad" jump
cut in the continuity sense.


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