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 How to pronounce jump-cut (audio) \ verb

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It’s early, but with his penchant for jump cuts, Sanders has drawn comparisons to LeSean McCoy. Los Angeles Times, "NFC East preview: Will DeSean Jackson help Eagles’ deep-ball game once again?," 2 Sep. 2019 At long last, the Streaming Wars were happening (in the documentary there will be a jump cut to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu smirking). Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tim Goodman: What If WarnerMedia Got a Redo on the HBO Max Reveal?," 15 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of jump cut

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jump cut was in 1947

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