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Hour 7. Adding Audio > News-Style Editing: Using J-Cuts and L-Cuts

News-Style Editing: Using J-Cuts and L-Cuts

Frequently you'll want to start a clip by having its sound play “under” the previous video clip and then transition to its associated video. This is a great way to let your audience know that someone is about to say something or that a transition is coming. It's kind of like foreshadowing. This is called a J-cut.

Conversely, another slick editing technique is to let the audio tail off under the next video clip. This is an L-cut.


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