Shot Transitions When Editing Dialogue Tracks: Basic Rules of Thumb
Moving smoothly from shot to shot is what makes a scene believable. Managing noise is what makes a scene bearable. Keeping processing to a minimum is what makes a scene natural. Balance these competing interests and a scene will work. There are a few overarching principles that are common to all edits from one shot to another. Work with these basic rules in mind and the rest will largely take care of itself.