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MoviesFlix | Movie Editing Tricks | Free | 2021

Last updated on August 16th, 2021

Here we are going to dive deep into MovieFlix. Flix is short of the flick which means a short movement. Moviesflix is all those transitions and cuts which are used in movie making. Moviesflix is used in movie scenes in both audio and video forms.

MoviesFlix Cutting On Action

Cutting from one shot to another while the subject is still in motion.

It does not always need to be a punch or a kick. It could be as simple as a character turning or throwing something or a character going throw a door.

Cutaway

I can best describe cut away as cutting into an instant shot of something and then back.

It could exist in the same space as the characters or you can use cut a way to get inside the head of a character.

CrossCut

This is when the editor intercuts back and forth between locations. Most phone conversations are cross-cut. Cross-cutting can certainly maintain the attention and suspense of a sequence. This technique is also used to show what is going on inside the character’s head.

Cuts
Cuts

Jump Cut

Jump Cut is When the editor cuts between the same shot. It is often used to deliberately show the passing of time. Jump Cuts are also used to add urgency in the scenes. And there is a lot of jump cuts in baseball and cricket-like games.

Match Cut

Match Cuts are often mistakenly referred to as Jump Cuts however there is a difference. Match Cut Cuts from one shot to a similar shot by either matching the action of the composition.

Match Cuts are often used to sync transitions because they are mostly jumping from one place to another. That’s why it creates confusion on the matter.

Match cuts do not always have to be visual either. There are verbal match cuts as well.

Now let’s move on to Transitions.

Fade In Fade Out

We have observed thousands of times and it’s just dissolving either to or from black. Pretty self-explanatory.

Dissolve

Dissolve is when you blend one shot into another. They can represent the passing of time.

You can easily dissolve between the same shots.

Smash Cuts

Smash Cuts are broad transitions. The obvious example is someone is waking from an intense dream or a nightmare. Going from something intense to quiet or quiet to intense.

IRIS

IRIS is another transition. It used to be an in-camera effect back in the days when you could manually open and close the iris of the camera to do transitions from or to black. But nowadays it is used as a stylistic choice. A lot of these kinds of transitions you can find within a scene.

WIPE

WIPE transition is something like wiping. It is used to wipe out a scene within a scene. There are many types of wipes.

Invisible Cut

Actions
Actions

Invisible cuts are used to give the impression of a single take however cuts are hidden in a blacklist. You can hide the cut in motion of the camera movement.

An editor might also have a cut on an object crossing a frame. Or you can hide a cut when the subject leaves a frame.     Just like any good magic trick.

L-Cut

L-Cut is an audio-based transition. This is when the audio from the current shot is carried to the next shot.

This is used all the time even when the characters are talking to each other.

J-Cut

J-Cut is when the audio of the next scene starts before you get to it. So you hear what is going on before you see what is going on.

These are very crafted editing techniques that people might not even notice. And that’s the point.

The J-Cuts and L-Cuts are specifically designed to maintain a smooth flow. A smooth transition from one scene to another with audio guiding the way.

The J-Cut is also good for revealing a new element within a scene.

Creative Cuts

When you know about all available cuts then you start mixing them and matching them to create some creative Cuts like a Match J-Cut or a Verbal Match J-Cut or Cross-Cutting Cut Away or Cut Away Jump Cuts or Cross-Cutting Match Cut.

Learn more about Movie Cuts.

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You can find all those MoviesFlix from the movies listed below.

Fight Club (1999)

Director: David Fincher

Editor: James Haygood

Leon: The Professional (1994)

Director: Luc Besson

Editor: Sylvie Landra

Death Proof (2007)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

Snatch (2000)

Director: Guy Ritchie

Editor: Jon Harris

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Director: Gore Verbinski

Editors: Stephen E. Rivkin, Arthur Schmidt, Craig Wood

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001

Director: Peter Jackson

Editor: John Gilbert

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Director: David Lean

Editor: Anne V. Coates

Easy Rider (1969)

Director: Dennis Hopper

Editor: Donn Cambern

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011)

Director: Brad Bird

Editor: Paul Hirsch

The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966)

Director: Sergio Leone

Editors: Eugenio Alabiso, Nino Baragli

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1982)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Editor: Michael Kahn, George Lucas

The Matrix (1999)

Director: The Wachowskis

Editor: Zach Staenberg

Jaws (1977)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Editor: Verna Fields

Point Break (1991)

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Editor: Howard E. Smith

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Director: Zack Snyder

Editor: Niven Howie

Skyfall (2013)

Director: Sam Mendes

Editor: Stuart Baird

Back to the Future (1985)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Editors: Harry Keramidas, Arthur Schmidt

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Director: Frank Capra

Editor: William Hornbeck

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

Director: John Landis

Editor: Malcolm Campbell

Se7en (1995)

Director: David Fincher

Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

Vanilla Sky (2001)

Director: Cameron Crowe

Editors: Joe Hutshing, Mark Livolsi

Spiderman (2002)

Director: Sam Raimi

Editors: Arthur Coburn, Bob Murawski

The Departed (2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Misery (1990)

Director: Rob Reiner

Editor: Robert Leighton

First Blood

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Editor: Joan E. Chapman

Robocop (1987)

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Editor: Frank J. Urioste

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Director: Frank Oz

Editor: John Jympson

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Director: Tom Dey

Editor: Richard Chew

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

Director: Wes Anderson

Editor: Dylan Tichenor

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Director: Michel Gondry

Editor: Valdis Oskarsdottir

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2005)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Director: George Miller

Editor: Margaret Sixel

The Departed (2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

A Bronx Tale (1993)

Director: Robert De Niro

Editors: R.Q. Lovett, David Ray

The Natural (1984)

Director: Barry Levinson

Editor: Christopher Holmes, Stu Linder

Major League (1989)

Director: David S. Ward

Editor: Dennis M. Hill

Grease (1978)

Director: Randal Kleiser

Editor: John F. Burnett

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Director: Frank Oz

Editor: John Jympson

The Frighteners (1996)

Director: Peter Jackson

Editor: Jamie Selkirk

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Director: Peter Jackson

Editor: Michael Horton

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Director: Gore Verbinski

Editors: Stephen E. Rivkin, Arthur Schmidt, Craig Wood

Forrest Gump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Editor: Arthur Schmidt

West Side Story (1961)

Directors: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

Editor: Thomas Stanford

Baraka (1992)

Director: Ron Fricke

Editors: David Aubrey, Ron Fricke, Mark Magidson

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MoviesFlix Infographic

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)

Director: Jay Roach

Editors: Debra Neil-Fisher, Jon Poll

Psycho (1960)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Editor: George Tomasini

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Director: Frank Darabont

Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

The Hustler (1961)

Director: Robert Rossen

Editor: Dede Allen

The Godfather (1972)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Editors: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Editors: Lisa Fruchtman, Gerald B. Greenberg, Walter Murch

Election (1999)

Director: Alexander Payne

Editor: Kevin Tent

Nosferatu (1922)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

Director: Richard Marquand

Editors: Sean Barton, Duwayne Dunham, Marcia Lucas

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Director: Charles T. Barton

Editor: Frank Gross

Field of Dreams (1989)

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Editor: Ian Crafford

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Editors: Roderick Jaynes, Tricia Cooke

Total Recall (1990)

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Editors: Carlos Puente, Frank J. Urioste

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

The Shining (1980)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright

Editor: Chris Dickens

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Editor: Sally Menke

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Director: John Lee Hancock

Editor: Mark Livolsi

Nosferatu (1922)

Director: F.W. Murnau

Birth of a Nation (1915)

Director: D.W. Griffith

Editors: D.W. Griffith, Joseph Henabery, James Smith, Rose Smith, Raoul Walsh

A Christmas Story (1983)

Director: Bob Clark

Editor: Stan Cole

The Departed (2006)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Editor: Thelma Schoonmaker

Boogie Nights (1997)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Editor: Dylan Tichenor

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

Director: George Lucas

Editors: Richard Chew, Paul Hirsch, Marcia Lucas

A Christmas Story (1983)

Director: Bob Clark

Editor: Stan Cole

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Director: Jim Sharman

Editor: Graeme Clifford

Rope (1948)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Editor: William H. Ziegler

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Director: Sam Raimi

Editor: Kaye Davis

Birdman (2014)

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Editors: Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione

Boogie Nights (1997)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Editor: Dylan Tichenor

Magnolia (1999)

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Editor: Dylan Tichenor

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Director: Edgar Wright

Editor: Chris Dickens

The Sting (1973)

Director: George Roy Hill

Editor: William Reynolds

Man on the Moon (1999)

Director: Milos Forman

Editors: Adam Boome, Lynzee Klingman, Christopher Tellefsen

Predator (1987)

Director: John McTiernan

Editors: Mark Helfrich, John F. Link

Jaws (1977)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Editor: Verna Fields

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Editor: Martin Hunter

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Director: Michel Gondry

Editor: Valdis Oskarsdottir

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Editor: Michael Kahn

Stand By Me (1986)

Director: Rob Reiner

Editor: Robert Leighton

Goodfellas (1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Editors: James Y. Kwei, Thelma Schoonmaker

Big (1988)

Director: Penny Marshall

Editor: Barry Malkin

The Graduate (1967)

Director: Mike Nichols

Editor: Sam O’Steen

Fight Club (1999)

Director: David Fincher

Editor: James Haygood

Man on the Moon (1999)

Director: Milos Forman

Editors: Adam Boome, Lynzee Klingman, Christopher Tellefsen

Fight Club (1999)

Director: David Fincher

Editor: James Haygood

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Director: George Miller

Editor: Margaret Sixel

Adaptation (2002)

Director: Spike Jonze

Editor: Eric Zumbrunnen

Gladiator (2000)

Director: Ridley Scott

Editor: Pietro Scalia

The Green Mile (1999)

Director: Frank Darabont

Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

Field of Dreams (1989)

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Editor: Ian Crafford

The Green Mile (1999)

Director: Frank Darabont

Editor: Richard Francis-Bruce

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Director: Steven Spielberg

Editor: Michael Kahn

The Sting (1973)

Director: George Roy Hill

Editor: William Reynolds

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