Wednesday, 7 May 2008


Noddies (singular noddy) are a type of camera shot used in recorded news or current affairs interviews. The noddies consist of nods and other similar "listening gestures" made by the interviewer. These are filmed after the actual interview takes place but during the editing process are spliced into the interview. This is done where required to mask any cuts that have been made. This editing technique is universally "read" by audiences as expressing realism and therefore creates the illusion of a seamless dialogue in the interview.


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