Buffer shot

A shot inserted as a bridge to disguise a mistake or a cut.

A buffer shot is a shot inserted as a bridge to disguise a mistake or a cut. The buffer shot is usually taken from a different camera. This technique is typically used in news reporting when there is no opportunity for re-takes, or to cover up cuts in an interview.

For example, if Character A is talking to Character B and the microphone is briefly in the shot while Character A is talking, the editor could insert a shot of Character B listening or reacting, to cover up the mistake.

Buffer shot
also known as
  • Cheat shot
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