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Old October 26 2013, 09:17 PM   #288
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Re: Fan Filmmaker's Primer

To be clear, if the camera angle doesn't change but the distance does, that's an Axial Cut.

A "jump" cut is typically where items in the frame appear to "jump" from one position to another because of a cut that is not visually different enough from the preceding shot so that discontinuities are obvious.

An insufficiently different angle and framing, even if nothing "jumps", draws attention to itself because it typically doesn't feel "motivated". Why cut to something which is almost exactly the same? Usually the framing is changed for effect. Too small a change just feels like a mistake.
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