Monthly Archives: May 2009

Coming soon: Split Edit

Split Edit is a site dedicated to film criticism and writing about cinema.  We are currently under construction and hope to have some interesting reading posted for you soon.

A split edit, also known as an asymmetrical cut or an L-cut, is a film editing technique used to make a cut more effective.  It occurs when a picture edit does not line up with a sound edit.  That is, the picture and sound to not coincide for a short time, such as in a conversation scene when a person’s voice is heard before cutting to them.  A split edit is sometimes also called a “prelap.”