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Smash Cut __EXCLUSIVE__

A smash cut is a technique in film and other moving picture media where one scene abruptly cuts to another for aesthetic, narrative, or emotional purpose. To this end, the smash cut usually occurs at a crucial moment in a scene where a cut would not be expected. To heighten the impact of the cut, a disparity in the type of scene on either side of the cut is often present, going from a fast-paced frenzied scene to a tranquil one, or going from a pleasant scene to a tense one, for example.

Smash Cut

For example, a smash cut could be used in a murder scene: the killer brings a knife plunging down into his victim, and just before the blade pierces the skin, the scene is suddenly replaced with a non-violent use of a cutting edge, such as the chopping of vegetables. Smash cuts are often used when a character wakes up from a nightmare to simulate the jarring nature of that experience.

Smash cutting can also be used to comedic effect: for example, directly after a prediction is made, cutting to the future showing the prediction to have been humorously, and often outlandishly, wrong. One specific variety of smash cut, which depicts a given character resolutely declaring his or her intentions immediately before a cut to a scene depicting the character doing the exact opposite, is known in the United States as a Gilligan cut, so named for the TV show Gilligan's Island, and in the United Kingdom known as a bicycle cut, so named for a scene from Last of the Summer Wine.[1]

Have you ever watched a movie where someone says they will absolutely not do a thing, but the very next shot is them doing the thing? How about a scene where someone is about to get murdered, but the very next shot is someone making dinner? If you answered yes, you may have encountered a smash cut in the wild. But what is a smash cut, where did it come from, why is it used, and how can you take advantage of it?

  • Anime & Manga In Chainsaw Man, during one of Aki's flashbacks, Himeno persuades him to smoke a cigarette for the first time and Aki swears that it will be "the first and last cigarette" he ever lights up. The very next panel cuts back to the present with Aki asking Himeno if she he has any cigarettes left.

  • In JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, Diavolo uses his Stand, King Crimson, to create and exploit in-universe smash cuts, erasing ten seconds of time to skip over events he doesn't want to happen and attacking his enemies when they're caught off guard.

  • In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, chapter 83, we follow Yue briefly after she sees Negi and Nodoka off on their date. In the last two panels of the page she bumps into someone and apologises. The scene then abruptly cuts back to Negi and Nodoka, and it's not until four chapters later that we return to this scene and find out that she bumped into Negi himself.

  • In the Neon Genesis Evangelion episode "Moment, Heart, Together", Asuka splits the episode's Angel into two independently acting enemies. Shortly after, the episode abruptly cuts to her and Shinji in a NERV officer room, being debriefed via photographic slides on the comically ridiculously ways each was beaten by the Angel.

A quick flashback to David as a boy skateboarding through the offices he would soon inherit smash cuts to David in the dark, wearing an expressionless mask as he rages at a prison psychologist. The viewer immediately wonders what happened to turn him into this scarred, tormented figure.

How is a match cut different from a smash cut? A match cut creates a visual parallel to help create a sense of continuity between two scenes. For example, if the last shot in your previous scene was of a plane taking off, you could match cut to a plane landing in the next scene to help bridge the gap between the two different locations. You can also use a match cut to suggest the passage of time, such as by cutting from a shot of a tree full of green leaves to a shot of a tree with bare branches to show that months have gone by.

This technique is common in thrillers and mysteries. For example, in a scene where a detective enters a suspect's house and suddenly appears shocked by what they see inside, you could abruptly smash cut to a new scene, so the audience is left wondering what the detective discovered.

A Gilligan cut is when a character confidently states a prediction that's instantly shown to be incorrect by smash cutting to a new scene where the contrary happens, often to the character's embarrassment.

Smash cuts are pretty much the opposite of match cuts, the intention of them being to shock or disorientate the viewer. When using smash cuts, the scenes you edit between should contrast the action, sound, or theme of the shot.

Imagine if you will: a comedy sketch... or a dramatic reading... or a love scene... really, any cinematic moment ever. Any and/or all of them would be easily improved by a smash cut to a bleached-white skeleton.

Doing a quick search on all the Melee/ 64 reader response emails, there was no mention of Leif (リーフ). The source of the Leif apparently is the same guy that claimed that Wolf was considered for Melee. Leif did appear on the Smash 2 poll, but was the least popular Fire Emblem character ( -there-were-a-smash-2-poll/).

Yeah, we translated the article that they were planned ( -smash4-project-proposal-slides/). However, I personally do not believe the evidence that Red has shown is actually conclusive evidence that they made it far into development. 041b061a72

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