time lapses/jumps v continuity errors
it’s come to my attention that some of y’all tend to confuse one for the other,,, which saddens me bc skam is literally all about time lapses/jumps; it’s one of the things that makes it!!! so special!!
the time jumps in skam are meant to show you exactly that – a time jump from one cut to another. it’s a very, very small cut that could mask as a continuity error, but taken in the context it’s actually presented to us (a time jump) it has a huge impact on the scene if you keep an eye out for one
thank you @stardefiant for being a bae and helping catch some of these
an example of an actual continuity error:
even’s arm in this shot is obviously around emma
but when the shot pans out, even’s arm is back at his side:
we know this is a continuity error because this scene is dialogue-heavy and meant to transition smoothly. no time has actually lapsed between even’s greeting and emma’s excited greeting in return, so there is no reason why his arm shouldn’t have stayed around emma. silly skam editors.
now, here’s a (very obvious) example of a time jump: