Definitions for "Long take"
A shot that is allowed to continue for longer than usual without editing.
A shot of lengthy duration.
A shot that continues for an unusually lengthy time. Rare in silent cinema, the long take became more significant in the 1930s and 1940s, especially as used by Jean Renoir and Orson Welles. It soon became a common technique in films throughout the world. See also plan-séquence.