Suzanne Brodsky
Substitute Teacher

Transitions and Cuts in Visual Storytelling

Presentation Published 4/25/19 Last updated on 2/28/20

This video shows a few different types of cuts and transitions that take place in visual storytelling. I created this video originally for a graduate class that I took in Educational Technology. This was part of my Capstone requirement. I am providing the video here for Adobe Teacher Resources.

There is a separate set of links that accompany this video, which I have included below. I based this video off of the "Video Storytelling for Educators" class that I took with Adobe. Some of the links that I provided are from them, one additional link I researched, and one link is to a video that I created for the Video Storytelling class ("Cooking with Suzanne").

(Please note: The video itself can be shown to age groups starting around 6th grade and up. However, the language used in some of the links is for more mature audiences. You can show the video itself and just eliminate those links if you wish to show to older elementary school and middle school students.)

Transitions and Cuts in Visual Storytelling

Associated Links:

Scott Pilgrim: Make Your Transitions Count (mature audience)

Cuts & Transitions 101 (mature audience)

Joel & Ethan Coen – Shot | Reverse Shot (mature audience)

Language of Editing: Basic Cuts

Edgar Wright – How to Do Visual Comedy (mature audience)

Cooking with Suzanne

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Age Levels
ISTE Standards
Students: Innovative Designer

This is a short video. All you need is a computer to watch it. If you wanted to try any of the techniques described within it, you would need a video editing program, such as Premiere Pro.

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Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/26/19 4:31:38 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing these resources!

Suzanne Brodsky

Posted on 4/27/19 10:06:37 PM Permalink

My pleasure!​