What is a temporal ellipsis

“Temporal ellipsis” is a film editing technique used to show events happening faster than they would have happened in real time.

“Real time,” in contrast, is an editing technique that presents events as they would happen in actuality in relation to time.

A temporal ellipsis occurs any time there is a gap between scenes that is shorter than the actual time that would have existed between those two events.

Such an example is below along with other editing techniques:

Updated on Friday, November 02 2012 at 04:01AM EDT
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