Stage 32 Glossary


A sequence is a scene, or connected series of related scenes that are edited together and comprise a single, unified event, setting, or story within a film's narrative. Sequence also refers to scenes that structurally fit together in the plot. Usually refers to a longer segment of film than a scene. Sequences are often grouped into acts (like a three-act play). A "sequence shot" refers to a long, normally complicated shot with complex camera movements and actions. See also "shot" and "scene."