Definitions for "Continuity editing"
Editing that creates action that flows smoothly across shots and scenes without jarring visual inconsistencies. Establishes a sense of story for the viewer.
follows a linear and chronological movement forward, as if the image is simply record the action. Because it creates the illusion of reality, it is often called invisible editing.
a system of cutting to maintain continuous and clear narrative action which involves matching spatial and temporal relationships from shot-to-shot. See also axis of action, crosscutting, cut, cut-in, cutting continuity, eyeline match, shot/reverse shot.
The conventions through which the impression of an unbroken continuum of space and time is suggested, constructing a consistent storyline out of takes made at different times.