cuts transitions 101

director/editor joey scoma is here to talk to you about something simple: cuts and transitions. except... there are so many different kinds!! in this video essay, joey lists and defines the different cuts and transitions available to you as an editor, with examples from classic and modern films. it's up to you to decide when and why you'd use them!

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written and edited by joey scoma
assistant edited by sean przano

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cuts transitions 101