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thefilmfatale:

THE ART OF THE CUT
Aliens (1986) - directed by James Cameron. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton.
Cinematography by Adrian Biddle
Editing by Ray Lovejoy
When you hear the phrase match cut, the most famous examples are scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey or David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. This match cut from James Cameron’s Aliens, however, is an interesting and understated one. While not a direct cut - there are a handful of frames separating the two scenes featured in the photo set above - the edit here is deliberate because it transitions from the facehugger to Ripley’s hand, showing off the graphic or structural similarities between the two images. This is sometimes referred to as a “graphic match” (x). What’s great about this cut is that right after the viewer sees the facehugger, we transition slowly down to Ripley’s hand. The camera direction is very deliberate because it is a fake-out; the filmmaker wants the audience to think that in the second gif, you are looking at the facehugger, when it is really Ripley’s hand.
thefilmfatale:

THE ART OF THE CUT
Aliens (1986) - directed by James Cameron. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn and Bill Paxton.
Cinematography by Adrian Biddle
Editing by Ray Lovejoy
When you hear the phrase match cut, the most famous examples are scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey or David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia. This match cut from James Cameron’s Aliens, however, is an interesting and understated one. While not a direct cut - there are a handful of frames separating the two scenes featured in the photo set above - the edit here is deliberate because it transitions from the facehugger to Ripley’s hand, showing off the graphic or structural similarities between the two images. This is sometimes referred to as a “graphic match” (x). What’s great about this cut is that right after the viewer sees the facehugger, we transition slowly down to Ripley’s hand. The camera direction is very deliberate because it is a fake-out; the filmmaker wants the audience to think that in the second gif, you are looking at the facehugger, when it is really Ripley’s hand.
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4gifs:

Don’t step on the cracks…
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4gifs:

Too much coffee before the morning interview
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4gifs:

BMX curved wallride to flair. [video]
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4gifs:

The cat ate my homework
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theadventuresofmichaelpawlak:

I forgot Sundog again.
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blo:

some of u guys rly need this 
blo:

some of u guys rly need this 
blo:

some of u guys rly need this 
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justbeingnamaste:
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