Split edit

In film, a split edit is a cut that changes the audio and visuals at different times. This helps with continuity between cuts. The audio acts as an off-ramp from the previous scene, or an on-ramp to the next.

  • An L Cut overlaps audio from the previous scene on to the next. It's an off-ramp.
  • A J Cut overlaps audio from the next scene on the previous. It's an on-ramp.

Also: storytelling, filmmaking.