Editing Codes and Conventions Seen Within Rom Coms
Cross-cutting - Can be used to show an emotional chase. Can be used to see each characters face during a conversation, crossing back and forward depending on who is doing the talking. Can also be used to see how each character reacts to what another has said. Also used to show to different stories happening simultaneously.
Straight cuts - Used for continuity within the story
Cut - One shot is instantly replaced with another. Cuts will be slow paced at the start. However, as the characters start to fall for each other the pace will quicken.
Eyeline match - The matching of eyelines between two or more characters. Meaning that continuity is kept intact.
Shot reverse shot cutting - Over the shoulder shots to show conversations etc.