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For the Sake of Conversation: On shot reverse shot

May 29, 2015, 07:30 AM

“Shot reverse shot” is a staple of editing in dialogue sequences. Conventionally, it utilizes the 180 degree rule, the eye line match, and rule of change among others. Film historian David Bordwell defines the film technique “wherein one character is shown looking (often off-screen) at another character, and then the other character is shown looking "back" at the first character.

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