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Scene découpage

  1. Television discusses the editing of this scene from Grey's Anatomy, breaking it down in what the book calls a découpage.
    • We can create a similar découpage of a scene from Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight, featuring Jack Foley (George Clooney) and Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez). Using this découpage, draw an overhead diagram of the camera positions of all eight shots--similar to the 180-degree diagram above. (Draw just one diagram that shows all the camera and actor positions.)
    • Does this scene use the editing conventions listed below? Be specific. Hint: be sure to look closely at the first shot. It's a reflection in the window!
    1. The 180-degree rule. (Peter John Ross's example)
      • Where does it get its name?
      • What is its purpose?
    2. Establishing shot and re-establishing shot
    3. Shot/reverse-shot (sometimes called "shot/counter-shot")
    4. Match cuts:
      • Eyeline match
      • Match on action
    5. Jump cut

External links

  1. Television, editing chapter
  2. Classical Hollywood editing examples
  3. Film Art examples
  4. Out of Sight découpage


  1. Jeremy G. Butler, Television: Visual Storytelling and Screen Culture (New York: Routledge, 2018).
  2. David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson, Film Art: An Introduction (New York: McGraw-Hill).