Cutting On Action


Cutting on action “Cutting on action or matching on action refers to film editing and video editing techniques where the editor cuts from one shot to another view that matches the first shot’s action.”

“A common example is a man walking up to a door and reaching for the knob. Just as his hand touches the knob, the scene cuts to a shot of the door opening from the other side.” (Wikipedia)

Steps To Success

  1. Shoot two different scenes that you can use to show cutting on action
    1. Make sure they are very different so they are very interesting
    2. Keep them short. Like 10 seconds each.
  2. Edit each of the cuts into one movie and title each separate cut
  3. Add transitions, audio, music, etc. as you want
    1. Be creative!
  4. Export the video to your desktop
  5. Name the movie as follows:  Your First name, Last Name, Assignment Name.
  6. Upload the video to Google Classroom
    1. See here for help.