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Unformatted text preview: rules of continuity editing how is the illusion of spatial contiguity achieved? 180 degree rule/axis of action: an imaginary line (line of action) is drawn where the action happens; the camera stays on one side of the line or else the spectator's perspective will be reversed effect: ensures the consistency of the spectator's perspective (consistent screen direction) devices match on action: splices two different views of the same action together at the same movement in the movement graphic match: two successive shots joined so as to create a strong similarity of compositional elements establishing shot: shows the spatial relations among the figures and elements in a scene shot/reverse shot pattern: two or more shots that alternate characters typically in a conversation situation re-establishing shot: return to view of an entire space after a series of closer shots following the establishing shot models: discontinuity editing...
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- Spring '08