What exactly does a good cut look like?
If you asked Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch what a good cut is, he’d explain that it would satisfy all six elements of his famous “Rule of Six” all at once: emotion, story, rhythm, eye trace, 2D plane of screen, and 3D space. If that totally went over your head just now, don’t worry—you’re not alone. If you’re not quite there with your editing education, perhaps this video from Sareesh Sudhakaran of wolfcrow will simplify these concepts into four necessary requirements for all good edits.
According to Sudhakaran, a good cut must contain the following four elements:Watch: 4 Things All Great Edits Have in Common