Stage 32 Glossary


Ellipsis is used for shortening of the plot duration of a film achieved by deliberately omitting intervals or sections of the narrative story or action; marked by an editing transition (a fade, dissolve, wipe, jump cut, or change of scene) to omit a period or gap of time from the film's narrative. In a script (designated in the text as "...."), either allows for a pause and/or omits a portion of the sequence of events allowing the reader to fill in the narrative gaps.