180 degree rule

Filmic guideline dictating that reciprocating characters in the same scene always need to have the same spatial relationship to each other.

Shot-reverse shot

Features of the continuity editing method that exposes a character looking at another, and then, the opposite when the action permits


Sound or group of sound inside a protected space that create a feeling of contextual violation when perceived.

Continuity editing

Set of rules and conventions that maintain spatial and temporal continuity, allowing the audience to experience a smooth and concrete physical narration.