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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANALYSING ACTION/ADVENTURE MOVIES

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Editing in Action/Adventure movies doesn't tend to use any fancy effects. Instead they tend to use straight cut editing, so the viewer doesn't get distracted by any special editing effects, and instead should focus on the actual action that is taking place.

The editing also tends to be quite fast if a big scene is taking place, most likely a chase scene. This makes the audience feel more involved with the chase as the editing makes use of the different camera angles that are made available. For example, if anything significant happens in the chase scene, you are quite likely to have several different viewpoints of it (e.g. Point-of-view shot, tracking shot, crane shot)


The only time straight cut editing won't be used is when the action is over. For example, if the movie moves on to another location, sometimes a wipe or fade effect will be used to symbolise the end of the action in the previous location and will also tell the audience that this next location is significant.


Colin Pike - Wednesday 19th October 2005