intercut shots

intercut shots
  usually refers to a series of shots, consisting of two simultaneous events, that are alternated together to create suspense; intercutting can also consist of shots of two people involved in a telephone conversation
  Example: Speed (1994) - the bomb, the bus' speedometer, other action, all intercut

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  • intercut — verb Date: 1932 transitive verb 1. to insert (a contrasting camera shot) into a take by cutting 2. to insert a contrasting camera shot into (a take) by cutting intransitive verb to alternate contrasting camera shots by cutting …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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