The Movie Technique You’ve Seen A Million Times But Never Noticed
This installment of SFX Secrets explores how editors play with sound and image to create the feeling of seamlessness.
You’ve probably never heard of a J-Cut or L-Cut, but they are two of the most subtle and essential tools in a filmmaker’s arsenal. You’ll find these editing techniques on display in almost every dialogue on screen, and in countless intros and outros. They help to set mood, smoothly convey a feeling or thought, transition from reality to dream, and—to speak plainly—make movies just feel “smooth.” Watch now as we uncover one more SFX Secret.