jump cut

noun

Definition of jump cut 

: a sudden often jarring cut from one shot or scene to another without intervening devices (such as fade-outs) broadly : an abrupt transition (as in a narrative)

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jump-cut \ˈjəmp-​ˌkət \ verb

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So there is less need for all those annoying rapid jump cuts that detracted so much from the choreography in the first season. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Iron Fist’s second Netflix season mostly lives up to its promising trailer," 10 Sep. 2018 His authorial intrusions, jump cuts and sheer mischief influenced American experimentalists like John Barth and Donald Barthelme. New York Times, "10 New Books We Recommend This Week," 14 June 2018 Still, with its jump cuts and whip-pans, the original is decidedly a work of cinema. Christopher Wallenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "A new ‘Moulin Rouge!’ for a new Colonial," 5 July 2018 Laura rebukes her father, says no to the trip 15 times, and then of course Feste jump cuts to a scene of the adamant Laura behind the wheel, accepting the inevitable. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "'Boundaries' reduces Farmiga to Plummer's helper.," 4 July 2018 What could have inspired early film editors to use these jump cuts? Daniel Glaser, A-LIST, "Out of Your Mind," 1 July 2018 Not only are there few jump cuts, but the camera work is also intentionally slow. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "Home Is Where the Horror Is," 7 June 2018 And his directorial style — which favors long shots and camera movement over jump cuts — gets under your skin far more effectively than horror films that go in for more frenetic editing. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "Hereditary director Ari Aster on family trauma and researching that ending," 14 June 2018 Vignette shots, fade-outs, jump cuts, reverse shots — all began as ideas to try out and, if effective, to keep in mind for the next movie. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of jump cut

1947, in the meaning defined above

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