Temporal cutting is showing the audience that the narrative has changed. Also temporal cutting connotes shots to support the narrative development and may be linear progression or not, flashback or flash forward establishes the progression of time.
When the camera women is filming a conversation between two people the best camera shot to use is called the 'over the shoulder shot' because when the camera is focusing on the person speaking it will engage the audience to listen carefully to the conversation. Also when using the 'over shoulder shot' its clear to see their facial expressions. An example of this is in the film 'Mean girls'
Shot reverse shot is an important film technique, this is where one character is shown looking at the other character and then the other character is shown looking back at the character, because the characters are shown facing in opposite directions to one another, the audience assumes that they are looking at each other.
In these two images below the camera has used two different types of shots, one of them is a medium close up of a women starting to open her book, then it follows on with a close up of the women's book open as she starts to read. Both of these shots are called match on action shots. When the women's eyes are been drawn to the writing the camera zooms in.
My opinion is that I think coninutiry editing is very important in the process of shooting a film. This is because it is important that the transition between shots run as smooth as possible to ensure that the audience has maximum enjoyment and excitement form the film and no attention is drawn to the change in shot. Without it wouldn't make the film run smoothly it would jump between different shots.
2004 - Mean Girls (Mark Waters)